Whether it be cute and cuddly or rowdy and rough, Kansas is the leader for global animal health and nutrition products. Whether it be cute and cuddly or rowdy and rough, Kansas is the premier leader in global animal health and nutrition products. The Animal Health Corridor, anchored in Kansas, has the largest concentration of animal health companies in the world. The corridor accounts for 56 percent of the total worldwide animal health, diagnostics, and pet food sales.
A robust ecosystem comprised of innovation, commercialization, contract research and manufacturing organizations, facility design and engineering, marketing, distribution, and logistics all contribute to a skilled and motivated Kansas workforce. Diversity, inclusion, sustainability are not just words, but part of the fabric of the animal health industry in Kansas, and we are committed to growing stronger every day. A company’s ability to thrive and grow in Kansas is a driving principal of our mission. When you make Kansas your home you too can be a part of the foremost global animal health and nutrition network.
Merck Animal Health recently announced an investment of $100 million in facility expansion and enhancement efforts in its U.S. manufacturing site in DeSoto, Kansas. Investments to the site include a technological expansion of the vaccine production facility, which will come online in 2020, plus an additional investment of $66 million that will provide for added enhancement capabilities to be realized over the coming years. Scott Bormann, SVP of Merck Animal Health’s North America Commercial Operations said, “Our investment in DeSoto positions us for strong long-term growth and enables us to remain a valued partner to our loyal customers through reliability and responsiveness to their needs.”
Kansas currently employs more than 14,000 in animal health and related industries.
Kansas animal health contributes more than $2.2B to the states total GDP
Kansas ranks 3rd in exports of veterinary vaccines