November 12, 2018
BIOMIN to introduce phytogenic Digestarom® DC at Eurotier
"Digestarom® DC introduces targeted delivery of plant-based compounds that aim to maximise beneficial effects in farm animals," stated Antonia Tacconi, BIOMIN's global product manager (phytogenics). "Pelleting stability, ease of handling and a documented mode of action all make Digestarom® DC the next generation of phytogenic solutions of choice for poultry and swine producers."
Certain combinations of plant-derived bioactive substances can have synergistic effects that translate into a number of benefits when applied to farm animal diets.
"Profitability, improving the low digestibility of alternative feed ingredients, antibiotic reduction, counteracting stressors, and overcoming environmental challenges—these are a host of modern production issues that are all tied to feed conversion improvement," Dr. Tacconi explained.
The latest campaign marks the second phase of a global rollout. Digestarom® DC was initially introduced at VIV Asia in 2017 with the slogan "The Feed Converter" and has seen uptake by customers in markets across Asia Pacific.
The Digestarom® brand has had commercial success and been applied to farm animal diets since 1989.
"Digestarom® DC builds upon considerable research and development from the BIOMIN Research Center, along with the knowledge and proven results embedded in the Digestarom® product line," Dr. Tacconi added.
The product incorporates the innovative Biomin® Duplex Capsule technology that ensures the plant-based active compounds are delivered where they are needed to be most effective.
"We designed the unique encapsulation technology in Digestarom® DC for targeted release of specific phytogenic compounds throughout the digestive process in order to ensure they can have the desired effects," stated Dr Tacconi.
"The new triple-action formulation of Digestarom® DC results in numerous benefits when applied to farm animal diets, including improved palatability, enhanced digestibility, reduced intestinal challenge, better animal product quality, and improved animal welfare," she added.
BIOMIN has submitted two dossiers for zootechnical authorization of Digestarom® DC in the EU, for both broilers and piglets.
In addition, BIOMIN will continue the global introduction of the product at EuroTier Hall 22 Booth A27 on November 13-15 in Hannover, Germany.