Axiota’s Sustainability Initiatives

Axiota® Animal Health’s non-antibiotic solutions prepare cattle to thrive during transition and stress and support producers’ goals of optimal health, performance, and animal well-being. Healthy, thriving animals lead to more efficient production, utilizing fewer resources and reducing the impact on the environment.

Supply chain sustainability

Our manufacturing and supply chain sustainability initiatives have demonstrated significant progress in 2022, including:

  • 21% reduction in GHG emissions
  • 25% reduction in total energy usage
  • 616% reduction in total waste

Product solutions

Axiota’s current product portfolio includes Lactipro® and Multimin 90.

Lactipro is a rumen-native probiotic consisting of a live, stable and naturally occurring proprietary strain of Megasphaera elsdenii (Mega e®) — a superior lactic acid utilizer.

  • Research has demonstrated that when Lactipro is used to shorten the step-up period in feedlot cattle, cattle feeders use less roughage and improve their operational efficiencies and carbon emissions.
    • Additionally, when used in an accelerated feed adaptation program, modeling indicates Lactipro can reduce water use by 70 million gallons a year (the equivalent to 140 Olympic-sized sized swimming pools) for a 20,000-head feedlot.
  • Seven (7) large pen cattle feeding studies demonstrated that cattle receiving Lactipro at terminal processing experience 36% fewer late-term mortalities, improving the feedyard’s beef production efficiencies.
Multimin 90

Multimin 90 is a proven, one-of-a-kind trace mineral injection that provides zinc, copper, manganese and selenium. Research has demonstrated that strategic trace mineral supplementation during times of peak demand may improve the overall productivity of beef and dairy cattle through:

  • Improved antibody titers when administered with vaccination1
  • Compressed calving distribution2
  • Increased pregnancy rates3
  • Improved semen quality4
  • Improved milk quality in dairy cows5
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR MULTIMIN® 90: Federal law restricts the use of Multimin 90 to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. Not for use in humans; keep out of reach of children. Multimin 90 has a preslaughter withdrawal time of 14 days after injection. Always follow label dose; do not overdose. See prescribing information.

Axiota continues to build on the momentum of its sustainability goals. Targets include driving further efficiencies at the Wamego production facility and pursuing efficiencies within the supply chain for Multimin®. Axiota also plans to complete lifecycle analyses to quantify our products’ sustainability impacts.

Access Paine Schwartz Partners annual sustainability and social responsibility report for 2023 here.


1Palomares, R.A., et. al. 2016. Vet. Immunol. Immunopathol. 178(1): 88-98.
2Mundell, L.R., et. al. 2012. Prof. Anim. Sci. 28(1): 82-88.
3Sales, J.N.S., et al. 2011. Livestock Science.
4Preedy, G.W., et al. 2018. Prof Anim. Sci. 34:1-9.
5Rollin. E., et al. 2015. Preventative Vet Med. 122 (3): 257-264.