MiXscience, based in Bruz, France, has become the newest member of Cooperative Research Farms (CRF). CRF is an innovative, multi-national animal nutrition research organization of livestock and poultry feed manufacturers located in North America and Europe.   CRF research will now be a valuable addition to MiXscience’s research and development projects carried out at the MiXscience Research Center (MRC) experimental farm, a major European center for research in animal nutrition and breeding management. MiXscience applies MRC discoveries in France and 45 additional countries. As a CRF member, MiXscience will participate actively in determining the research directions, setting long-term plans, and in designing specific trials to achieve the CRF membership’s objectives for various species and stages of animal production.  This will allow MiXscience to expand their discoveries for application in France and in forty-five additional countries.

“MiXscience is pleased to announce that they will become a member of Cooperative Research Farms.”  According to Jean Pierre Paillot (CEO of MiXscience) “This relationship is a very important step in our ability to increase the value that we bring to our customers by improving our level of innovation and by providing products and services that are backed by scientific research.”

“On behalf of the CRF members, I would like to welcome MiXscience as our newest member,” noted Shelley Revering of Federated Co-operatives, Limited and President of the CRF Board of Directors. “We are very excited to partner with this key player in the feed additives field and expand our research and networking base globally. MiXscience is an innovative premix and feed additive company that manages the research and development of the animal nutrition activities of the French group AVRIL. The addition of MiXscience allows CRF to access new technologies and increase research capacity to continue to be the premier research provider to our members”.   

MiXscience, a subsidiary of Avril Group, is an innovative company with expertise in nutrition and animal production that possesses significant scientific means to support the Avril brands and all animal production professionals, especially abroad. MiXscience’s innovates to improve the economic performance of animal production, to improve the quality and the durability of human nutrition, and supports clients in responding to environmental issues. 

For 67 years, CRF members have worked together conducting thousands of nutrition and management related research trials for the benefit of their customers.  In addition to MiXscience, the other members include Federated Co-operatives, Ltd., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Kalmbach Feeds, Inc., Upper Sandusky, Ohio; Sollio Agriculture, Montreal, Quebec; and Tennessee Farmers Cooperative, LaVergne, Tennessee.  The combined scope of the CRF membership represents 13 million metric tons of final feed equivalents, 45-member owned feed mills manufacturing feeds of the highest quality, 1,615 employees working to provide superior animal nutrition products and 93 highly skilled individuals employed in research, development and technical support.

For more information regarding CRF contact David Ott, General Manager, Cooperative Research Farms at (804)-897-8612 or visit the CRF website at www.crfarms.org.

For more information regarding MiXscience contact Simon Bourbouze, North America Business Manager, at simon.bourbouze@mixscience.eu or visit MiXscience website at www.mixscience.eu