Industry: Growth-promoting feed additive for livestock
Nutrivert is an agricultural products company that is designing and testing a feed additive that will enable livestock to thrive without use of antibiotics.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria pose a major health crisis that is only predicted to worsen in the future, causing both economic losses and loss of life. One of the biggest causes of antibiotic resistance is overuse of these drugs in farm animals.
Nutrivert’s non-antibiotic feed additives offer a viable alternative, keeping livestock healthy and growing without promoting antibiotic resistance. The company’s feed additive uses postbiotics, which are derived from probiotics. Unlike probiotics, postbiotics are no longer living organisms, so they can be stored and transported under much more flexible conditions.
The company has tested its feed additive on pigs and chickens, with promising results.
Company website: Nutrivert