OmniGen® News & Press Releases

Welcome to our News and Press Releases page, your source for news, content and updates for Phibro’s OmniGen portfolio of animal health solutions. Here, you’ll find our latest articles, fact sheets, press releases and more.

If you are a journalist, please see below for our media relations contact.

Nancy Hallahan
Media Relations
Phone: 314.505.5227
Time Zone: CST
Email: Nancy.Hallahan@brightonagency.com

OmniGen Nutritional Specialty Products

OmniGen nutritional specialty products help optimize the overall profitability of your dairy. Whether improving immune function of your herd or combating the negative impacts of stress, our portfolio of products helps your herd be and stay healthy.

OmniGen products are exclusive combinations of selectively sourced ingredients:

  • All-natural aluminosilicates
  • Yeasts and other components

All produced using Phibro’s unique processing technologies and years of formulation expertise.

About Us

Phibro Animal Health Corporation is a diversified global developer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of animal health and mineral nutrition products. Our story begins with the goal of contributing to a healthy, affordable food supply by helping farmers responsibly care for their animals.

With a growing line of natural, sustainably produced products, we offer responsible solutions to help support the health of all animal species, including cattle, poultry, swine, aquaculture and more.

Our future looks extremely bright, guided by the same commitment to integrity and hard work that brought us to where we are today, helping veterinarians and farmers produce healthy, affordable food while using fewer natural resources.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is unique about the OmniGen family of nutritional specialty products?
Whether they choose to feed OmniGen® Pro, OmniGen AF, OmniGen Green or OmniGen WYC, dairy producers can count on the OmniGen family of nutritional specialty products to help their dairy cows maintain a healthy immune system. A healthy immune system can lead to improved health during all phases of lactation.
What is OmniGen Pro?
OmniGen® Pro is a blend of feed ingredients that support immune competence as well as rumen function and the intestinal microbiome in dairy cattle. Improved immune function can lead to fewer infectious and metabolic diseases in dairy herds, which in turn may lead to both increased income and decreased costs. Including OmniGen Pro in feed rations can help cows maintain immune health which may improve producers’ bottom lines.
What is the impact of heat stress on dairy cows and the dairy industry?
Heat stress costs the U.S. dairy industry $1.5 billion annually. When temperatures and humidity interact to create a Temperature Humidity Index of 68, dairy cows can experience heat stress, leading to lower milk production, increased metabolic disorders, reduced reproductive performance and impaired immune function. OmniGen® nutritional specialty products help producers stay a step ahead of heat stress by supporting a healthy immune system. Cows with improved immune function can improve producers’ bottom lines as well as cow comfort and health.
How can producers be confident in the quality of OmniGen ingredients?
All OmniGen® nutritional specialty products are backed by Phibro’s Dynamic Quality Assurance® (DQA®) program, meaning they’ve undergone a stringent and rigorous testing program.
Which OmniGen product is right for an organic dairy?
OmniGen® Green is a nutritional specialty product that was designed to help organic dairy producers optimize profitability and organic milk quality.
How might I go about arranging an interview with a Phibro expert?
To arrange an interview or speak with a Phibro expert, please contact: Nancy Hallahan Media Relations Phone: 314.505.5227 Time Zone: CST Email: Nancy.Hallahan@brightonagency.com Phibro has experts versed in a range of subject matters including Brooke Humphrey, Ph.D., Senior Director, Research and Development; James Chapman, Ph.D., Senior Research Leader, Research and Development; Dave Kirk, Ph.D., PAS, Director, Dairy Technical Services; and Paulo Rezende-Napier, Marketing Director. Their biographies are below. In addition, we also have experts in other areas related to nutrition, immunity and cow health.
What research is available to support the performance of the OmniGen family of products?
The OmniGen® Research Index is a collection of over 110 published university research and field studies. The research shows that continual feeding of OmniGen helps support a healthy immune system, which may lead to fewer health events, lower somatic cell counts and fewer cases of mastitis and metritis. With healthy immune function, dairy cattle are better prepared for stressors, reducing the need for antibiotics and other costly treatments, helping cows achieve their full potential while optimizing production costs and overhead. This research is available in Research Index Volume 4, which can be found in the resources section of the website here.
What are the primary benefits of a healthy immune system in dairy cattle?
Increased milk production, better health and improved reproductive performance are among the primary benefits of feeding OmniGen®. A recent study by the University of Florida showed a 2.5:1* return on investment (ROI) when feeding OmniGen nutritional specialty product. This study included an economic analysis and was presented at the American Dairy Science Association Annual Meeting in June 2020. This study showed a benefit of $79 per cow minus a feed cost of $32, which resulted in an estimated 2.5:1* ROI, due to increased milk production, better health and improved reproductive performance.
*Actual results may vary. Economic Impact of Feeding OmniGen to Multiparous Dry Holstein Dairy Cows. Casarotto et al., 2020.
Subject Matter Experts Available for Interviews
Brooke Humphrey,
Ph.D. Senior Director, Research and Development

Dr. Brooke Humphrey is responsible for the strategic growth of the company’s nutritional specialty products portfolio across all species and geographies.

Humphrey leads a team of technical and research professionals and oversees the Phibro Corvallis Research Center that is committed to identifying and delivering innovative research outcomes. Externally, he spearheads Phibro’s collaboration with key industry influencers to develop solutions that meet the unique needs of producers.

Humphrey received a Master of Science in Animal Science and a Ph.D. in Nutrition from the University of California, Davis. He has drafted numerous position papers, articles and research abstracts and has participated in industry panels on a variety of animal health and nutrition topics.

James D. Chapman,
Ph.D. Senior Research Leader, Research and Development

James Chapman supports Phibro’s nutritional products research program and technical support activities in the U.S. and around the world. He supports all facets of Phibro’s robust research program, including new product development, in-field technical and training support, and analysis and presentation of research data.

He regularly contributes to industry manuscripts and technical conferences and is a member of industry organizations including the American Society of Animal Science, American Dairy Science Association and the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists, to name a few.

Chapman obtained a Master of Science in Reproductive Physiology from Texas Tech University and a Doctorate of Philosophy, Ruminant Physiology and Nutrition from the University of Georgia.

David J. Kirk,
Ph.D., PAS Director, Dairy Technical Services

Dave Kirk leads the U.S. Dairy Technical Services Team for Phibro Animal Health Corporation, where he and his team help support the company’s Nutritional Specialty Products, including OmniGen, Animate®, AB20® and Cellerate Yeast Solutions® trace mineral glycinates.

Kirk’s expertise includes a focus on the feeding and management of transition dairy cattle, mineral nutrition and feed formulation and manufacturing. He has over 30 years of experience in the feed industry, working primarily with dairy producers and the feed manufacturers, nutritionists and veterinarians that serve them.

Kirk received a Master of Science in Nutrition from Texas A & M University and a Ph.D. in Animal Science from Virginia Tech.

Paulo Rezende-Napier,
Marketing Director AB20®, Provia Prime and OmniGen

Paulo Rezende-Napier is a Marketing Director for Phibro Animal Health Corporation, where he is responsible for marketing the company’s mycotoxin solutions, direct-fed microbials and immune function platforms around the world.

Rezende-Napier leads efforts to bring safe and efficient solutions to solve livestock producers’ nutritional challenges. In 2020, he played an instrumental role in the launch of Phibro Academy, the company’s digital platform that curates educational content and webinars from world-leading animal health and nutrition experts.

Rezende-Napier’s prior professional experience includes serving several global marketing roles within the animal nutrition industry. He obtained a Master of International Business Administration, International Business degree from the Norwegian School of Economics and an executive MBA from the University College Dublin.

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