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we can discuss the various options. Azelis, Alexander House, Crown Gate, Runcorn, WA7 2UP, UK Tel: (+44) 07816 962409 E-mail:

BASF plc The BASF Lucantin® portfolio has a wide range of effective

A Round-up of Sensory Products: Flavours/Palatants/ Sweeteners, Colourants/Pigmenters

applications, and is used primarily in poultry and aqua feeds. Lucantin ® CX Forte (Citranaxanthin)


This red carotenoid is used exclusively in poultry rations in order to

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impart redness to egg yolks. A close relative of the yellow pigment C-30

offers an extensive

ester, citranaxanthin is efficiently assimilated and deposited in yolks,

range of feed flavours

where it contributes to the consumer appeal of eggs and egg products.

and sweeteners, working

Used in conjunction with yellow pigments, citranaxanthin increases

with supply partners Phytobiotics and Symrise. The well-established,

yolk colour intensity to meet market demands for golden-orange yolks.

extensive Bigarol range covers savoury, fruity, milky/creamy and

Citranaxanthin has been applied in this field for approximately 30 years

spicy options developed to optimise both smell and taste of feeds for

and well known for its excellent colouring properties.


livestock and pets. Bigarol® flavours are available in powder, encapsulated (for longer lasting sensory effects and improved stability), liquid (water soluble) or oil soluble formulations. Expert advice is on hand to ensure that

Lucantin® Yellow ( Apocarotenoic C-30 ester) Lucantin® Yellow is primarily used in combination with Lucantin® CX Forte to obtain the desired yolk or broiler skin colour

selected flavours are compatible with certain feed ingredients, such

Lucantin® Pink ( Astaxanthin)

as fishmeal and fats. Use of an incompatible flavour means that the

Astaxanthin is the carotenoid that provides the pink-red pigmentation,

unpleasant taste may not be masked, so it is essential to ensure that

that is a familiar characteristic of salmon and shrimps. With Lucantin®

the correct flavour for each application is chosen.

Pink, BASF offers a high quality pigmenter in an effective and

Azelis also offers three sweeteners: Piggysweet is a uniquely

practicable formulation for the production of aqua feed. To protect

formulated sweetener specifically designed for inclusion in piglet diets

oxygen sensitive nutrients, BASF has developed a sophisticated

up to four months of age. Trials have proven it to outperform a leading

technology. The specific formulation process ensures the outstanding

sweetener when included in the diets of weaned piglets.

stability of the final product together with high bioavailability.

Appitello Naturale is an entirely natural sweetener, produced from

BASF plc, PO Box 4, Earl Road, Cheadle Hulme,

plant extracts and designed to enhance the palatability of animal feed

Cheadle, Cheshire SK8 6QG

in situations where saccharin based sweeteners are not permitted. It

Tel : 01772 603119 e-mail :

has a sweetening power approximately 300 times greater than sucrose

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making it a highly effective natural solution. It is suitable for use in all species and there is no upper dose limit.

DSM Nutritional Products Ltd

Phytosweet is a plant-derived appetising additive with a pleasant, hay-like scent. With a sweetening power 40 – 50 times that of sugar, it allows reduced dietary molasses inclusions whilst still boosting feed intake. Azelis Animal Nutrition also carries a broader range of other sensory additives approved for either feed or food applications including colours such as Red Iron Oxide and Titanium Dioxide. Other flavours that have a positive effect on intake with prebiotic qualities such as natural and toasted Carob powders (Caromic 105/500) are available in various grades for use in a wide range of formulations for feeds and supplements across all species. Please contact us if you are in need of a particular solution and

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Crina® Protect a novel way to protect feed efficiency We are all aware of the challenges facing dairy producers currently even with milk prices rising and improving from the extreme lows of 2016. Efficiency is key. Crina® Protect is a new innovative form of Crina® for Ruminants specific produced with a spray chilled coating to ensure 100% delivery of the volatile botanical components into the rumen to ensure efficacy.

However, there are additional benefits of the Crina® Protect in that is

Inroads International Ltd,

less volatile and therefore has reduced odour and improved safety of

Unit 4 Wem Engineering Centre,

handling. New data shows that the unique combination of botanical

Church Lane,

components optimise rumen fermentation for health, performance and


efficiency. Crina Protect functions by utilising the natural plant defence

Shropshire, SY4 5HS

systems; these defences cause a change in rumen bacterial profile

United Kingdom

which results in increased propionate production and a decrease in

Tel: +44 (0) 1939 236 555

protein degradation and rumen ammonia. Ultimately, this means more


propionate and protein reaches the cow from the rumen, leading to



more glucose, energy and protein to produce milk from the same feed intake. Typically, milk production response are 1.5-2.0kg of milk and feed efficiency is improved by about 8%. This gives a return on investment even at the lower end of milk prices of in excess of 4:1, equalling to approximately £1000 extra income per 100 cows per month through improved efficiency. Crina® Protect is a novel truly innovative easy and safe to handle botanical component that increase milk yield and protects feed efficiency. If you have any questions or for further information please contact

Kaesler Nutrition GmbH Early feed intake in piglets – Flavours at the crucial point of performance Although your piglets may not have seen the last invoice from purchasing their prestarter diet, the impression could arise they feel shy to eat such expensive feed. Indeed, achieving an early intake of solid feed pre- and post-weaning represents a challenge in many pig nurseries. At less than a month of age, piglets experience the stressful weaning at a time when their digestive maturity is not yet fully reached. However, reduced feed intake for several days, sometimes connected with low water intake, causes a persisting disadvantage compromising performance in the fattening unit.

Inroads International Ltd Inroads Internation a l i s

Complex nursery nutrition programs are available today, reflecting

one of the leading global

the paramount importance of this growth phase. They focus on high

manufacturers of animal feed

quality feed raw materials (proteins, lactose) to ensure optimum

flavours and sweeteners.

digestibility and reduced protein level with balanced amino acid profile

Tastetite, our established brand and proven technology, has

to support both, gut health and feed intake. Especially in the first two

gained international recognition for its performance; offering technical

weeks when the intake of solid feed is still low, with some piglets not

and commercial benefits to all animal species in a wide variety of feeds

eating at all, make sure that what is offered is fresh. Simply spoken,

and supplements.

the best concept will fail if piglets do not like to eat their feed.

Designed and manufactured

Piglets are curious by nature and the presentation of solid feed in

in house, all Tastetite products

the farrowing unit potentially draws their interest. One element of the

are developed with a strong

Cuxarom concept is to start using a specific flavour in creep feed and

focus on quality and technical

continue this flavour post-weaning.

innovation. Utilising the latest

Alternatively, a sweet, vanilla-type flavour adjusted to the aroma

food technologies and an

profile of milk increases the acceptability and feed intake at weaning,

extensive flavour portfolio, we

as was shown in a recent study (1) where weaned piglets significantly

are at the very forefront of feed flavour design and can deliver solutions

preferred the Cuxarom vs. the non-flavoured starter.

to meet the most discerning of tastes. Maintaining complete control of our development and manufacture,

Cuxarom – flavour concepts for every taste, milk-type for young piglets, optionally in combination with sweeteners and fruit-type for

and working closely with our customers, allows us to adapt to market

older piglets. Better performance with Cuxarom.

pressures, meet customer demands and adapt quickly to regulatory

(1) data on file

changes, setting us apart from our competition.

Kaesler Nutrition GmbH

Continuous innovation and our ability for creative thinking have

Zeppelinstr. 3, 27472 Cuxhaven, Germany

long distinguished our operations, and we continue to gain recognition

Tel. +49 4721 5904 0

and praise for our unique approach.

Contact person: Franziska Zorn

‘It’s all a matter of good taste’

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natural pigments. These products are produced starting from agricultural

Helping Nutrition Happen

products, carefully harvested and selected for the quality and content

With over 50 years

in carotenoid pigments. Capsantal EBS Is a yellow pigmenter, mainly

of expertise Nutriad

based on lutein with a high percentage of trans isomers, obtained

offers a broad portfolio

from extracts of Marigold flowers (Tagetes erecta) carefully stabilized,

of innovative products

homogenized and saponified to give maximum intestinal absorption

designed to ensure palatability, acceptance and intake in pig, ruminant,

and biological efficiency. Capsantal FS Is a red pigmenter, mainly

poultry, aqua and equine feed applications. From stimulating feed

based on trans-capsanthin, obtained through a highly developed

intake at critical periods such as weaning and lactation to masking

process of extraction from selected varieties of peppers (Capsicum

or accentuating the taste and aroma of diet ingredients, Nutriad has

annum), carefully processed to potentiate the natural red colour of

a solution.

their pigments. Besides the powder form, Capsantal is also available

DELISTART and OPTISWEET product families provide specific

in an easy to handle micro pearl. Natural pigments make it possible

taste cues to stimulate intake of lamb and calf milk replacers and starter

to obtain a high level pigmentation of the broiler skin and the egg yolk

feeds and are the only products to contain Talin the natural flavour

based on natural and biological products.

modifier, unique to Nutriad.

Engineering feed solutions – done by dedicated experts




KRAVE AP will stimulate sow appetite and feed intake during ®

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lactation that, in trials has led to significant increases in milk production, litter weight gain and uniformity without loss in sow condition. For adult ruminants, the most taste sensitive of livestock, tried and


tested GUSTI® palatants provide greater flexibility in ration formulation

Pancosma is the leading

and ensure feeds and supplements are readily consumed, reducing

company in the research,

sorting and waste.

development, production

A portfolio of BETA NOPS accredited products specifically

and worldwide sales of

for equine feed, supplements and treats is now available including

palatants used in animal

OPTISWEET® EQUINE to replace lost sweetness in reduced energy

feed. Based on advanced research and innovation, Pancosma creates

low molasses feeds.

palatants, which bring real value to an increasingly specialized area

Nutriad palatability solutions comply with the all of the new

of animal nutrition.

provisions set out in the recently published flavouring additive re-

Since it was established in 1947, Pancosma has been refining

authorisations and no additional labelling requirements are necessary

the technology used in the production of palatants, to improve feed

when using at recommended levels in final feed. For more information or

palatability and encourage higher feed intake, which is crucial for

to discuss your specific requirements for a particular species, life-stage

optimal animal productivity. Our sophisticated flavours have a powerful

or feed type with our technical team please contact Nutriad.

impact in the nose and oral epithelium. In addition, Pancosma’s market

Contact: Nutriad Ltd, 1 Telford Court, Chester Gates,

leading sweetener and taste enhancer, SUCRAM®, has a strong and

Chester CH1 6 LT England

unique effect on the tongue and the lingual epithelium.

Tel: +44 1244 853400 e-mail:

We have proved that palatants not only target the oral and

lingual epithelium, but also positively affect nutrient uptake in the gut. A sophisticated research program has demonstrated that the gut is indeed an epithelial surface with sensory properties, able to perceive


its environment and adapt to it. This concept of Intelligent Gut Action

High level of pigmentation

ensures that Pancosma’s palatants improve feed palatability, increase

with natural ingredients

feed intake, and enhance the absorption of nutrients in the gut, providing

Orffa develops, customizes,

greater flexibility in feed formulation.

sources and offers feed

All products are manufactured using the unique Iso-Fusion

additives and feed additive

Technology® production process (micro-sized particles with uniform

concepts for the animal

homogeneity). Pancosma’s palatants are scientifically developed,

nutrition market. In short:

tested by an in-house panel, and validated by the highest scientific

we create, select and deliver. We offer both in-house developed and

protocols to meet our customer’s expectations.

branded products as well as distribution products. Orffa’s brands,

Contact: Clément Soulet – Product manager,

Elovitals, Excentials and Top Select, stand for exceptional quality as

PANCOSMA SA, Voie des Traz, 6, 1218 le Grand Saconnex –

well as proven and documented efficiency.


One of the products in the Top Select line is the line of Capsantal

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