Nutritional Products A Round-up of Nutritional Products including Vitamins & Vitamin-like Substances, Minerals & Trace Elements, Amino Acids
Break with tradition and feed your animals the modern way.
Microvit® A Supra: the
Alltech has proven that a 100% organic minerals diet, in the form
very stable and best-
of Bioplex and Sel-Plex can be included at significantly lower levels
while improving animal performance. This optimizes animal mineral
requirements and reduces negative environmental impacts. We call
Vitamin A is necessary in animals for many functions: vision, bone
this innovation Alltech’s Total Replacement Technology™ (TRT).
growth, immunity and maintenance of epithelial tissue. However, due to
The Alltech Mineral Management program guarantees organic
their production process, all sources of vitamin A don’t have the same
minerals that are better absorbed, stored and utilized by the animal.
stability in premixes and in compound feed. The amount of degradation
This meets the higher nutrient needs of modern livestock for growth,
depends on production technology, temperature during storage, time
reproductive performance and animal health.
of storage, exposure to air and sunlight, water content, pH, aggressive
trace elements and choline chloride.
Since ethoxyquin (ETX) has been banned in the EU, the main competitors use BHT or other antioxidants in their formula. Advanced vitamin A stability provides long-term stability for storage, excellent
anti-degradation ability and the protection from being impacted by the
ManGrin®: a new source of
pelleting process. For safety and precautionary reasons, BHT has been adopted by Adisseo as a stabilizer in the production of Microvit® A Supra 1000, Microvit® AD3 Supra 1000-200, Microvit® A Supra 1000 Ruminant for more than 20 years, and our production process is based on the unique Adisseo ‘double emulsion’ formulation technology. With years of production experiences and technology expertise with this antioxidant, Adisseo has developed a well-adapted manufacturing process with
purified Manganese Manganese is an essential trace mineral with an important role on skeleton and cartilage development and fertility. Manganese is also involved in reproductive performance and, in laying hens, it contributes to the quality of the eggshell. The supply of highly bioavailable source of manganese provides a proper supply of this mineral, ensuring an overall healthy animal, with a longer production lifespan.
very stable and best-in-class performance Vitamin A. www.adisseo.com Contacts: Simon Green: firstname.lastname@example.org Matthieu Le Bris : email@example.com
Alltech Less is More with Alltech Mineral Management Your livestock depend on you. Performance depends on the right mineral. Do it right with the Alltech® Mineral Management program for better absorption, less waste and optimum health. Mineral management is more than just preventing deficiencies.
MANGRIN® is a highly purified manganese source, obtained by
Incorrect mineral supplementation can have major consequences on
a unique process of manufacturing and offers the following range of
animal health and productivity. Traditional methods of supplementation
have used inorganic minerals. However, inorganic minerals are poorly
- High concentration: the highest actually, ManGrin® provides a min.
absorbed by the animal. This has caused a shift to organic mineral
of 75% of Manganese when most others sources vary between
supplementation in many markets.
less than 10% to 60%
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- High flowability: a key parameter is the reduction of airborne particles when handling such neurotoxic compounds as Manganese
Active D contains the bioactive form of vitamin D calcitriol, which
- High safety standards: ManGrin® heavy metal (As, Cd. And Pb)
is the bio-available form that can
content is far below other sources’ an the accepted level in EU
be delivered directly to the small
- High stability: The characteristics of ManGrin® make it less reactive
In addition, the plant source from
to its environment, limiting interactions with other compounds from
which Active D is produced, contains secondary plant metabolites that
the premix in the upper part of the digestive tract.
catalyse a higher metabolization rate of vitamin D.
- High bioavailability: Tested in broilers, ManGrin revealed significant
This can help to significantly boost uptake of calcium and
higher liver content compared to other sources, which when
phosphorus, critical for example to skeletal development and egg shell
combined with previous advantages, guarantees sustainable high
Plexomin® Chelated Minerals
Animine is an independent supplier of precision minerals which is
Plexomin® Cu and Plexomin® Zn available in the UK & Ireland are two
completing its portfolio of speciality trace elements with the integration
highly bioavailable, highly stable and zero sulphur bis-glycinates each
of MANGRIN .
containing a minimum of 29% copper and zinc.
Produced under a patented production process in a state of the
art facility in Germany, the production process is also environmentally sustainable as it is a dry process and the energy released is re-used within the production facility.
Azelis Animal Nutrition
Azelis Animal Nutrition in UK & Ireland offers an increasing range of
Vital for pig and poultry diets, DL-Methionine powder from leading
manufacturer Sumitomo Chemical is available from Azelis Animal
Nutrition in the UK. Powdered methionine is available in bulk, 25kg and
A new product in our range which is a botanical form of vitamin D, offering
1000kg big bags.
poultry producers and nutritionists a more targeted and flexible approach
E-mail Azelis Animal Nutrition at: firstname.lastname@example.org
to vitamin D supplementation.
or call +44 1928 793090 for further information and trial data
Balancing the immune system and intestinal microbiome, for optimal performance. Increase production
Increase feed efficiency
Increase egg size and quality
70 years research. Diamond V XPC™ is a unique nutritional product composed of numerous functional metabolites proven to support animal health and performance. Contact David McBride for more information: T: 07976 120084 E: David_McBride@cargill.com
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• Feed efficiency
BASF Glycinates - best
choice for the supply of trace
• Egg production
Trace elements are essential
Developed over 70 years, DSM’s ROVIMIX® range is an extensive
micronutrients required by all
choice of fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins world-wide, founded on
animals. They have important tasks, especially as components of
our history and experience in the field.
enzymes and hormones and are important for the normal course of many
Optimum Vitamin Nutrition (OVNTM) is about feeding animals high
biochemical processes. Insufficient amounts in the feed can have severe
quality vitamins in the right amounts and ratios appropriate to their life
consequences including lower feed intake, growth reduction, impaired
stage and growing conditions. To accomplish this, we are intensely
immune function, and reduced fertility in the animal.
engaged in research and development and we focus on partnering
The entire value chain from feed to farm faces different challenges
with all important stakeholders – leading scientists, universities,
regarding the optimal supply of trace elements. Premixers need an
genetics companies, independent research institutes, and customers.
easy processability in premix production. Feed millers expect an easy
This enables us to develop and produce a complete line of high
processability during in feed production as well as high feed quality and
quality vitamins and support the feed industry with the DSM Vitamin
stability. And for farmers it is critical how digestible and bioavailable
the trace elements in the feed are to ensure optimal performance of his animals.
DSM Nutritional Products is the leading supplier of vitamins, carotenoids, enzymes and direct fed microbials to the animal feed
BASF glycinates with the trace elements copper, iron, manganese
industry. With our extensive network of premix plants, DSM Nutritional
and zinc offer all of this. Due to their small molecule size and excellent
Products is optimally poised to deliver these essential micronutrients
solubility, BASF glycinates are easily absorbed in the intestine and are
either as straight ingredients or through ROVIMIX® premix.
optimally available in the animals’ metabolism. This is great progress
The Optimum Vitamin Nutrition hardback can be ordered on: http://www.
compared to the past, when trace elements in the form of inorganic salts
such as sulfates and oxides were added to the feed. At that time, only
DSM Nutritional Products (UK) Ltd
a limited percentage was taken up by the animal - most of it ended up
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in the manure.
BASF glycinates are suitable for all types of premixes, mineral and mixed feeds. The flowability and mixing behavior of the product
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are excellent and ease homogeneous distribution in all types of feed. Therefore, BASF glycinates are the best choice for the supply of trace elements to farm animals and pets. BASF plc., Liz Cookson Earl Road, Cheadle Hulme Cheadle, Cheshire SK8 6QG Tel. +44 744 3301960 Email: email@example.com Web: www.animal-nutrition.basf.com
Evonik Operations Gmbh Evonik Animal Nutrition is a highly reliable, globally operating provider of sciencedriven products and services for sustainable and efficient production of meat, fish, eggs and milk. The organization is marked by scientific excellence and sensitivity to the needs of our customers and society.
DSM Nutritional Products Ltd
We translate over 60 years of experience in manufacturing essential
Check vitamin levels in animal
amino acids for animal nutrition into solutions that meet the evolving
needs of its customers in over one hundred countries.
All ingredients in animal feed
MetAMINO® is the methionine source with the best quality,
are regularly evaluated and
handling and performance at 100% bioefficacy and 99% pure DL-
likewise vitamin levels and ratios require the same degree of attention.
methionine. Biolys® (lysine sulphate), ThreAMINO® (L-threonine),
DSM therefore encourage the feed industry and all other stakeholders
ValAMINO® (L-valine) and TrypAMINO® (L-tryptophan) complement
to check the vitamin levels in their animal feed. Always.
our amino acid portfolio to help support low protein diets and enhance
Vitamins are essential for wellbeing and good health. They play many crucial roles in farm animals, in areas including:
the sustainability of livestock production. Mepron®, a rumen protected methionine, and AQUAVI® Met-Met, designed especially for shrimp
• Bone formation
and prawns, are innovative DL-methionine sources for the dairy and
• Disease resistance
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We share a deep commitment to global food security and safety
bioavailable trace mineral option, meaning it delivers the most product
through science. Because we are united by the goal of mastering
to the site of absorption. This allows for those lower inclusion levels
the pressing challenge of feeding growing world populations, our
to be met without sacrificing performance of the animal.
Animal Nutrition culture is marked by self-motivation, autonomy
The simplest way to explain the differences between organic
and teamwork. This spirit of trust and cooperation also means that
trace minerals (OTM) and inorganic trace minerals (ITMs) is by
we are very close to our customers and deliver individually tailored solutions and service. Please contact us or visit our website for more information regarding our innovative products and services.
understanding the bonds surrounding the mineral: in the case of ITMs, it is an ionic bond that creates the mineral salt through opposite charge attraction. In an OTM such as MINTREX®, a much stronger covalent bond binds the mineral to a ligand, improving its bond strength through
electron sharing. But even within OTMs, it is important to understand
that there are significant differences. What sets MINTREX® apart is two things: 1) the mineral is chelated, meaning there are four
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coordinate covalent bonds surrounding each mineral; 2) the ligand
The expert’s choice in mineral nutrition
is HMTBa, which provides benefits in and of itself once it separates
Conventional feed ingredients
from the mineral in the small intestine and is absorbed. The neutral
may be marginal or deficient in
charge achieved with the structure of the MINTREX® molecule makes
specific trace elements such as
it less reactive to antagonists, ensuring that the mineral reaches the
zinc, copper and manganese.
site of absorption.
These basic nutritional elements are therefore usually added as an
Due to its properties, MINTREX® bis-chelate provides more
extra to monogastric diets to ensure adequate intake by the animal,
bioavailable zinc, copper or manganese for superior animal
and thus, its performance.
performance: reproduction, tissue integrity, immunity, meat quality
MINTREX® is the only worldwide commercially available bis-
and environmental footprint.
chelate on the market for use in animal feed that contains HMTBa
For further information, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
as the ligand, providing additional benefit. MINTREX is the most
total number and quality of weaning piglets per sow lifetime
MINTREX® Zn, Cu and Mn are bis-chelated organic trace minerals, meaning that one mineral atom bound by coordinate covalent bonds to two molecules of hydroxy analogue of methionine (HMTBa).
For further information contact us at email@example.com ® Novus and MINTREX are trademarks of Novus International, Inc., and are registered in the United States and other countries. © 2021 Novus International, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Several studies have shown that L-Carnitine supplementation
Kemin Ruminant Essentialities
to the diet has a beneficial effect on the reproductive performance in
gestating sows by increasing piglet and litter weights. Suckling piglets
Amino Acid Balancing
also benefit from L-Carnitine supplementation by enhanced growth and
KESSENT™ - is a new Kemin developed and manufactured rumen-
increased survival up till weaning.
protected methionine range, one of the first two limiting essential amino
In laying hens, L-Carnitine is suggested to improve performance
acids for use in ruminant diets, which works in synergy with LysiGEM
under diet-induced stress or for older laying hens. Carcass
(lysine supplement), another Kemin ingredient to enable precision amino
characteristics improved for broilers that received diets supplemented
with L-Carnitine. For pets, Elovital L-Carnitine 50% can play a role in
Kemin pioneered the entire amino acid balancing concept. Today,
weight loss by supporting muscle gain and breakdown of fat. In fish,
we are reaching and perfecting the next level in ruminant nutrition through
Elovital L-Carnitine 50% can stimulate the breakdown of fat, which
extensive services, solution offerings and technical expertise.
allows increased utilization of high fat levels that are present in the diet.
Ruminant Essentialities by Kemin consists of two pillars 1:
In addition, Carnitine allows protection of fish against toxic levels of
Amino Acid solutions - including the KESSENT methionine range
ammonia and stimulates adaptation of fish to temperature changes.
and LysiGEM (lysine supplement) 2: Improving Animal Health
solutions - including CholiGEM (encapsulated Choline Chloride - 60%) NutriCAB (encapsulated Calcium Chloride) KemTRACE (trace mineral supplementation) and Toxfin range (mycotoxin control).
According to the latest nutritional models, there is always a
Organic trace minerals have been
deficiency in methionine and lysine requirements in mid-range crude
shown to increase bioavailability
protein diets, which needs to meet in terms of both grams and ratio.
and thus performance in addition
Therefore, nutritionists require a reliable source of rumen-protected
to decreasing costs and reducing mineral excretion in to the environment.
amino acids, along with technical knowledge and experience for correct
However, not all sources of minerals, organic or inorganic, have the same
impact on bioavailability.
The new KESSENT range of methionine solutions include the following products: • KESSENT™ M - the best source of metabolisable methionine due to its unique encapsulation and core technology • KESSENT MF Liquid - a pellet-stable, rumen-protected liquid ™
by patents, these products are unique, both for their composition and production process. Research and development have proved the chemical structure, the stability of the organic bond and most importantly the improved bioavailability in all the main species.
methionine for ease of handling ™
Pancosma SA has developed a range of metal glycinates (iron, copper, zinc and manganese bound to the amino acid glycine). Protected
MF Dry - a pellet-stable, rumen-protected dry
As with all products of B-TRAXIM range, the use of glycine as a ligand associated with our unique manufacturing process called
methionine • KESSENT MF Arome Dry - a pellet-stable, rumen-protected dry
Iso-Fusion Technology (IFT) provides pure metal glycinates with high
methionine for improved palatability, smell and ease of handling
levels of trace elements, easy to handle, dust-free and with optimal
Please contact your Kemin sales representative for further information:
distribution in premixes and feed. These criteria are important for the
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safety of operators and the optimization of product quality (limitation of
contamination, better homogeneity of trace elements). Part of the B-TRAXIM range, B-TRAXIM ALL-IN- is a combination of different organic trace minerals designed to offer a unique homogenous
product to the feed industry. Based on glycine and relying on a unique
Elovital L-Carnitine 50%
patented technology, our standard and customized B-TRAXIM ALL-IN-
Animal nutrition largely consists out of
products contain the same proportion of minerals in each particle.
plant-based ingredients which are usually
B-TRAXIM All-in- improves breeding and slaughter yields in
low in Carnitine. Although Carnitine can
poultry, promote immune response and milk quality in ruminants and
be synthesized in the body, it is advised to
ensure also a better bioavailability of metals in other species such as
supplement the diet with L-Carnitine, the only
fish and horses.
bioactive isomer, in order to meet the animal’s requirements at all times.
Pancosma offers standard B-TRAXIM All-in- products developed
As a high quality source of L-Carnitine, Elovital L-Carnitine 50% can
for specific species but also customized All-in- solutions.
contribute to the breakdown of fat and will support the energy metabolism
Mieke Zoon, Product manager – Minerals
similarly in all animal species. Carnitine contributes to the transport of long
chain fatty acids into the mitochondria which is the key step in enabling
Céline Robin, Product Manager - Minerals
fatty acids to turn into energy. When fat is used as an energy source,
glucose and protein reserves in the body remain intact.
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