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By Fred MillerU of A System Division of Agriculture@AgNews479
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and
Adisseo, a France-based animal nutrition company, have entered into an agreement to
expand collaborative research in poultry health and nutrition that began last fall.
Mark Cochran, vice president-agriculture for the University of Arkansas System Division
of Agriculture, and Stefan Jakob, director of Research and Development in Nutrition
and Animal Health at Adisseo France S.A.S., signed a memorandum of understanding in
October to establish an endowed professorship in the division’s department of poultry
A second agreement was signed Feb. 15 in the Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences
in Fayetteville. Jakob; Jean-François Rous, executive vice president of innovation
for Adisseo; and Jean-François Meullenet, associate vice president for agriculture-research
and director of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, signed the February
“The close collaboration we began with Adisseo last fall established a partnership
that promises to be highly beneficial for independent research and its translation
into industry application,” Cochran said.
“This new agreement expands our research collaboration, builds upon the division’s
and Adisseo’s leadership in the discipline, and opens doors for investigation into
new areas that will benefit animal health and well-being, and the poultry industry
as a whole,” Cochran said.
Meullenet said the collaboration joins the assets of two research powerhouses in animal
health and nutrition.
“The sharing of expertise and resources benefits both parties,” Meullenet said. “The
industry benefits when product development and testing is built upon a foundation
of unbiased, basic research.”
Rous said that the collaboration with the University of Arkansas System Division of
Agriculture is a cornerstone in Adisseo’s strategy to team up with world class universities,
bringing together groundbreaking research and its industry application.
Jakob said, “We are very proud that we could establish such a profound and yet results
The goal of the first agreement was to provide leadership and collaboration in research
to promote sustainable poultry nutrition strategies, Jakob said.
Initially, the Division of Agriculture provided independent testing of Adisseo feed
additive products, said Nathan McKinney, assistant director of the Arkansas Agricultural
“This second agreement,” McKinney said, “initiates a broad spectrum of poultry nutrition
research that will reach from basic science in the laboratory to on-farm applications.”
The new agreement establishes a research steering committee that will allow the division
and Adisseo to jointly decide on direction of research, research methods and budgets,
and to select principle investigators to conduct the research, McKinney said.
“The fact that we decide commonly expresses very well the essence of this partnership,
based on mutual trust and interest in groundbreaking research,” Jakob said.
To learn more about Division of Agriculture research, visit the Arkansas Agricultural
Experiment Station website: https://aaes.uark.edu. Follow us on Twitter at @ArkAgResearch and Instagram at ArkAgResearch.
Adisseo is one of the world's leading experts in feed additives. The group relies
on its 11 research centers and its production sites based in Europe, USA and China
to design, produce and market nutritional solutions for sustainable animal feed. With
more than 2,100 employees, it serves around 3,500 customers in over 100 different
countries through its global distribution network.
Adisseo is one of the main subsidiaries of China National BlueStar, leader in the
Chinese chemical industry with nearly 23,000 employees and a turnover of 7,4 billion
USD. Adisseo is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Adisseo Corporate website: www.adisseo.com
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen
agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption
of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative
Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work
within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas
System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension
and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex,
gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital
or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and
is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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