Future-proof feed solutions for better digestion

Complementary feed can benefit animals in multiple ways. It will supplement the need for energy, protein, vitamins and minerals. Using complementary feed contributes to optimal functioning of the rumen, better digestibility and obtaining an improved overall condition.

Diet formulation for farm animals stumble upon new challenges these days. The role of nutrition on farms has become more important and awareness of non-GMO ingredients are rising. Non-GMO ingredients means that the ingredients are not genetically modified and therefore chemicals were not directly sprayed on the live crop where the feed is made from.

A good example are the nutritional requirements of a lactating cow. These are different from those of a cow not producing milk. The right choice of ingredients produces optimal milk production with the desired fat and protein content.

Lithothamne, brewer’s yeast, brewer’s grain, algea, sugar cane molasses, fatty acids and sunflower oil are effective complementary feed ingredients. Let’s zoom in at algae.

Algae have the potential to become an important high-protein source in the composition of diets for farm animals. Algae are able to use watery nutrient flows very well.