National Hog Farmer

NutriQuest Formed to Supply Technologically Advanced Feed Additives and Services

Mason City, IA. NutriQuest has been formed to exclusively supply technologically advanced feed additives and its dried distillers grains (DDGS) utilization tool to animal producers and feed companies. Key products in the NutriQuest portfolio are its Cel-Can hydrolyzed yeast product and Illuminate Services, a tool to help maximize the value gained from use of DDGS in animal feed. NutriQuest will also serve as the exclusive agent in the United States for Delacon International of Steyregg, Austria, a global leader in supplying phytogenic (plant-derived) feed additives.

NutriQuest will be managed by Dr. Ken Purser, a feed industry veteran with over 30 years’ experience with Central Soya, Hubbard Milling and Prince Agri Products. Joining Dr. Purser in NutriQuest is Charlie Hackmann, formerly with Land O’Lakes Purina Feed. Dr. Purser states, “I am pleased and excited to help our clients gain value from our products and services and look forward to leading NutriQuest.”

“NutriQuest was formed as a new division of Value-Added Science and Technologies in order to sharpen our focus on what has developed into a significant and growing business,” stated Steve Weiss, President. “NutriQuest will remain dedicated to our core values of supplying objectively-validated, innovative products and services to help producers increase productivity, lower cost and improve profitability” concludes Weiss.


Paige Schoeberl

Marketing Coordinator



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