24 October 2014
Recently a booklet about the use of organic acids in animal nutrition was published by FEFANA, the EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures. Perstorp contributed with a chapter about the use of products based on organic acids to improve the quality of silage.
The booklet covers everything ranging from different production methods of organic acids and organic acid salts to an informative summary of all the different application areas where organic acids can benefit the quality of animal nutrition or improve animal performance. Organic acids are not only used to optimize silage quality but also to:
- • inhibit molds for the preservation of feed and grains
• reduce pathogenic bacteria in animal feed and drinking water
• acidify feed to lower the pH in the stomachs of pigs and poultry which inhibits the growth of harmful microorganisms in the intestines
• reduce biofilm in drinking water systems
FEFANA Asbl is the EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures. Supported by more than 100 companies from 28 countries, the association is the only independent spokesperson of the specialty feed ingredients industry. FEFANA’s aim is to ensure that all stakeholders – compound feeders, farmers, regulatory authorities, consumers, research organizations, journalists, etc. – are correctly informed about the use, safety and benefits of specialty feed ingredients.
Marc Kinjet, Sales & Market Development Manager APAC and responsible for Perstorp’s contribution to the booklet, says:
“There are still a lot of misunderstandings amongst farmers and even feed millers about the usage of and potential benefits of using organic acids. With this booklet the most important players in this market have united to educate them about it and share a singular vision“.
Interested to read more? FEFANA has published a PDF of the booklet on their website. We have some printed copies of the booklet available. Upon request we are happy to see if we have a free copy for you still available.
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