November 21, 2016
BASF animal nutrition additives for efficient livestock production
By Stephen Crisp, regional head (animal nutrition, Asia Pacific), BASF
Compound feed producers, pre-mixers, integrators, farmers, animals and consumers can benefit from BASF's ongoing research and development committed to feeding the world's growing population.
By offering enzymes (NSP enzymes and phytase), glycine-bound trace elements or glycinates (zinc, copper, manganese and iron-glycinate), vitamins (Vitamin A, D3, B2, E, pantothenic acid and choline chloride), carotenoids (astaxanthin, β-carotene, canthaxanthin, citranaxanthin and C-30 ester), organic acids (formic acid, propionic acid and acid mixtures), clays (mycotoxin binder and anti-caking agent), and conjugated linoleic acid, BASF seeks to nourish more animals and save resources (Table 1).
Table 1: Animal nutrition products from BASF can be used for ruminants, poultry, pigs, aquaculture as well as pets. A large variety of product formulations, concentrations and mixtures is available to meet the needs of livestock producers and to achieve optimum animal performance.
Continuous product development goes hand in hand with modern livestock production demand
With reliable supply of BASF's high-quality, efficient products, the company helps customers to keep their business profitable and preserve resources at the same time. BASF continuously develop novel feed additives to keep animals healthy and productive. Products of such include:
BASF's products are designed to help poultry and swine fully digest the feed and utilise nutrients as well as keeping feed hygienic and fresh. The company provides ingredients that these animals require for growth, vitality and the production of high-quality meat and eggs.
BASF feed additives, such as carotenoids, support poultry birds by enhancing fertility and boosting immunity. For their sensory improving properties, Lucantin®, is incorporated into feeds to give eggs their appealing yellow orange yolks and broiler chickens their appetising golden skin texture. In regards to fish ponds and marine aquacultures, BASF's products are often used. The company's carotenoids enable the pigmentation of salmon, trout and shrimp in aquaculture. Vitamins, enzymes and organic acids ensure excellent performance through rapid, vital growth of fish and shellfish.
In addition, BASF is an innovative and well-known supplier of feed additives for dairy cow nutrition and addresses the needs of dairy farmers with a broad portfolio including cost-/ benefit- calculators, silage films, cow mattresses and hygienic flooring solutions.
With its global research network with renowned animal nutrition research institutes and its own research and development programmes, BASF Animal Nutrition is ideally placed to find practical solutions for efficient livestock production.