Founded by farmers, backed by science.
ProAgni design, develop and commercialise nutrition products that contribute to ethical and sustainable animal production that is good for human health, animal welfare and industry performance.
ProAgni’s Co-Founders began collaborating out of a shared need for economic sustainability in agriculture, created from challenges and prolonged drought in our communities. While researching a way to improve health and nutrition to sheep and cattle that were being raised on limited pastures and a majority of grains, we became aware of the excessive use of antibiotics in agriculture and the growing anti-microbial resistance issue in public health. We did not want to tell our children we saw a ‘perfect storm’ evolving and did nothing about it.
In 2016, ProAgni was established, and using our combined knowledge and experience, we developed Australia’s first antibiotic and ionophore free nutrition range, ProTect ™.
ProTect ™ is a formulated product range including premix, supplement and full feed ration, designed to be fed with cereal grain rations to provide health and safety, while optimising feed efficiency and animal performance. It is appropriate for use in feedlots and drought lots, supplementary feeding or weaning.
Underpinning the ProTect™ technology is our patent pending technology Optiwise®.
ProTect has scientifically shown optimisation of digestion, stability of rumen pH and maintenance of animal health and safety and has commercially shown improvements in productivity, performance and profitability.
As an industry, we have a responsibility to ensure the future effectiveness of antibiotics for all species. ProAgni ProTect™ provides the alternative to using antibiotics for growth promotion, in animal production.
We are ProAgni, and we care about the future of ag.
Our mission is to reduce the environmental and social footprint of agriculture while improving farm economics and remain 100% committed to that goal. We know we can do it better, and we believe the time for change is now. We want to make a positive and lasting impact to shape a better future for us all.
That future involves;
- Greater profitability for producers
- Less reliance on antibiotics and growth promoters
- Greater utilisation of resources and efficiency in feeding systems
- Less emissions
We are pioneers of a new way to produce protein, improving economics today and ensuring sustainability tomorrow
Our research and development
We have a genuine belief that through collaboration, we can create shared value and accelerate the speed of innovation to help transform the Ag Industry of tomorrow.
We invest time, capital and resources finding and developing the solutions for tomorrow.
We focus on developing and commercialising products that nutritionally enhance livestock diets, creating greater feed efficiency, maintenance of health and overall improved productivity.
PHD APPLICATIONS 2020:
Development of Microencapsulation technology for targeted delivery of enzymes in the gastrointestinal tract of ruminants.
Joint industry phD project with CSIRO and UNSW.
This project aims at developing a microencapsulation technology that enables protection of enzymes during passage through the various pH environment in the gastrointestinal tract of ruminants enabling release in the hind gut (cecum/large intestine).
The successful delivery of these enzymes in active form in the hind gut is expected to enhance feed utilization rate in animal production with significant economic benefit.
CURRENT RESEARCH 2020:
Radical induction technology, the new frontier
In advanced development, we have pioneered shelf stable probiotics that significantly reduce induction time.
By concentrating on developing technology that radically reduces induction time from grass to grain, ProAgni makes it possible to immediately increase weight gain in livestock, and optimize feed utilisation. All this, without the use of antibiotics or ionophores. Commercial trials are currently in planning for later in 2020 .
Watch this space for further exciting news on our probiotic delivery technologies.
TRIALS AND RESULTS: High Fermentable Diets, ANTIBIOTIC FREE (ABF)
The Midfield trial is being conducted to access the feedlot and abattoir performance of animals that are fed the normal Midfield rations vs ProAgni ProTect C supplement.
The trial design includes one group of similar genetics beef steers that are divided into control and treatment groups and another group of Friesian bulls divided also into control and treatment groups. All beef steers will also be implanted with Revalor (HGP)
West Texas A & M
Our research project with WTAMU has the objective to determine the effects of replacing a traditional natural based mineral supplement with Protect C in the diet, on performance and carcass characteristics of Akaushi-crossbred cattle.
The data being collected includes;
- Animal body weight and average daily gain (ADG)
- Dry matter intake and feed efficiency (G:F)
- Hot carcass weight, marbling score, quality grade, rib-eye area, back fat thickness, internal fat, yield grade
The trial is expected to concluded January 2020, with full statistical data available by April 2020.
The Binginbar Farms lamb feedlot trial, was aimed at accessing the efficacy of ProTect S as compared to the current feedlot ration. It was conducted during September-October 2019.
Results are currently pending.
University of New England Scientific study
A scientific study performed by University of New England, quantifed the methane production and yield of cattle fed a conventional barley-based finisher diet with or without inclusion of ProTect. The study also measured safety of use including rumen pH and VFA production, ulilising ProAgni ProTect C, was tested for its ability to reduce the incidence of lactic acidosis in feedlot cattle, optimise feed efficiency and enhance performance, compared to an industry feedlot diet.