Animal & Pet Nutrition



Demand for natural ingredients in animal feed and pet food is increasing as consumers desire clean, transparent labels. TruGro® is Layn Natural Ingredients’ fully dedicated business unit committed to the agronomy, production and innovation of science-backed polyphenol-rich extracts in a growing number of animal and pet nutrition applications.

Animal Nutrition

Consumers are increasingly demanding meat and animal products from animals fed more natural diets, without antibiotics and synthetics.


62% place high importance on knowing the animal was fed a nutritious diet.


78% of consumers would pay more.

Source: United Soybean Board Animal Meal Study, December 2019.

Pet Nutrition

Consumers are increasingly reading labels and demanding more natural, purposeful, healthy ingredients for themselves and for their furry friends.


70% of all U.S. households own a pet.1


52% of pet owners are influenced by natural ingredient claims.2

Sources: 1) American Pet Products Association: Pet Industry Market Size & Ownership Statistics 2020.  2) Pet Food February 14, 2020; Beneo Survey; n=2500.

Value Proposition

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25 plus years of manufacturing excellence in botanical extraction

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Vertically integrated
supply chain

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Specific functional solutions and single ingredients to achieve ultimate performance

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Flexibility and customization

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Consistent, standardized quality

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Innovation program

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Ethical Sources

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Adherence to the International Code of Conduct across our supply chain and firm commitment to reducing our carbon footprint.

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TruGro® solutions are globally supplied to our customers.

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All TruGro natural ingredient solutions are functionally validated.

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Layn Natural Ingredients supports more than 3000 farming families and communities.

Certified By

FAMIQS NASC USDA Organic Good Manufacturing FSSC 22000 FDA NonGMO Project Verified Sedex Halal Expertixe Ecovadis Kosher Check WIT

Latest News

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New Ingredient Seeks to Address Metabolic Health, Natural Product Preservation

Petfood Processing covers the launch of TruGro AOX+ — a polyphenol-rich solution made specifically for the pet nutrition industry. The new ingredient was developed to help processors meet growing consumer demand for more natural, clean-label ingredients that offer health benefits.

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Layn Natural Ingredients Launches TruGro AOX+, a Dual-Function, Polyphenol-Rich Solution for Pet Food Manufacturers

TruGro AOX+ is a dual-function, proprietary, polyphenol-rich botanical extracts solution comprised of active compounds scientifically supported to provide healthy joint, weight management, and antioxidative support – while also protecting lipid ingredients in solid substrates from oxidation to aid in the natural preservation of pet food, treats and supplements.

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Weight Management Formulations for Pets

Enjoy this article in Petfood Processing Magazine, featuring input from TruGro® by Layn animal nutrition scientist, Juan Javierre, as he discusses science-based polyphenol-rich weight management solutions for pets.

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Layn Natural Ingredients Introduces TruGro® PW, an Effective Zinc Oxide Replacement for Post-Weaning Piglets

Layn Natural Ingredients, one of the world’s largest vertically-integrated manufacturers and innovators of natural, functional botanical extract ingredients and solutions, today announced the launch of TruGro® PW, an effective and proven solution validated in randomized in-vivo trials that combines selected polyphenol-rich botanical extracts to help support healthy growth and gut health in piglets post weaning.

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Layn Natural Ingredients Launches TruGroⓇ MYC – Natural Animal Feed Additive to Help Reduce Pathogenic Effects of Mycotoxins

Layn Natural Ingredients TruGro MYC is a potent, polyphenol-rich botanical extract solution for use as an animal feed additive to reduce the negative effects of mycotoxins on production animals. TruGro MYC contains potent polyphenols – proanthocyanidins and catechins – which are powerful metabolic antioxidants scientifically supported to reduce the negative pathenogenic effects mycotoxins have on production animals, specifically broilers and swine.

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Phytogenics in Animal Feed

Regulatory and consumer demands are driving innovation for botanical solutions???? in animal feed – discover the latest in scientifically supported botanical extracts and actives geared for animal health and performance in this informative article in Milling and Grain by our very own, Juan Antonio Javierre, Layn Natural Ingredients Nutrition Scientist and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

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Layn Natural Ingredients Introduces TruGro® EQ Feed Additive to Improve Laying Hen Productivity, Egg Quality

Layn Natural Ingredients introduces TruGro® EQ, a natural polyphenol-rich botanical extract feed additive scientifically supported to improve laying hen productivity and metabolic health – and significantly improve egg quality. TruGro EQ feed additive for laying hens is comprised of a proprietary caffeine-free solution based on green tea extracts rich in polyphenols and catechins ideally suited to extend the productive life of laying hens, improve Lay Rate and Feed to Egg Conversion Ratio (FCR), and improve the internal quality of eggs, including albumen quality, yolk color, and lipid profile.

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Effective Natural Support for Joint Health & Weight Management in Canines

The two most prevalent problems dogs suffer from in middle age to seniority are joint ailments and weight issues, which often happen concurrently and can tax heavily on a canine’s quality of life. Thankfully, nature has a solution, where scientifically-supported functional botanical extracts containing active polyphenols offer promising tools for inclusion in pet supplements and treats to provide support and contribute to a better quality of life. Learn more in this technical article by Layn Pet & Animal Nutrition Scientist, Juan Javierre.

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Heat stress remediation with polyphenols from botanicals

The heat of summer greatly affects production animals, including broilers, layers, pigs and ruminants, and functional, polyphenol-rich botanical feed additives by TruGroⓇ by Layn are scientifically supported to help alleviate symptoms of heat stress in animal production. Enjoy this informative article from our very own animal nutrition scientist, Juan Javierre, Ph.D. as published in Feed Strategy magazine.

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Humanization of Pets Driving Innovation in Natural Ingredients!

Whether for humans or pets, increasing consumer demand for natural and healthy products is driving manufacturers to source higher-quality ingredients and innovate product lines.   Our very own Collette Kakuk, VP Global Marketing, expands on how pet parents are looking for functional ingredients for their pets just as they are looking for themselves, including immune support, joint health, gut health, allergy support, weight management, and more.

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Our Team

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Mary Joe Fernandez Global vice President Sales and Business Development
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Ariel Yao Product Manager
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Juan A. Javierre Animal Nutrition Scientist
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Citlali Montes de Oca Navarro Regional Account Manager
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Brad Allen Pet Innovation Advisor
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Collette Kakuk Global Vice President Marketing
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