Reducing the use of antibiotics
Reducing the use of antibiotics is an important priority of the livestock sector. In addition, contemporary societies demand an increasing yield from animals and plants. Research studies show that algae in livestock feed and in feed additives may support growth, yield and health enhancement. The natural vitality products ProLac and ProMeat (containing algae) are a way of dealing with the increasing demand for sustainable and immunity enhancing products.
Effects of algae
Research into the effects of algae in livestock feed is in full flow. The University of Wageningen, in collaboration with the Dutch Association of Livestock Feed Industries (Nevedi) and the Nature & Environment Foundation (Natuur & Milieu) analysed publications and produced an algae opportunity map.
Surveys have shown that algae in feed can improve egg, meat and possibly meat quality. Additionally, they enhance the growth of, among others, piglets, broilers and lambs.
Improved immunity response
Various reported biological activities of algae have been identified, like anti-microbacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory activities. Even minute amounts of algae may have a positive influence on animal physiology, among others through an improved immunity response. This may lead to enhanced growth, improved disease resistance, anti-bacterial and prebiotic effects, etc. Also external features like a healthy skin, are proof of positive effects.
ProLac and ProMeat
ProLac is a premix for feed, designed to support overall vitality, production and feed intake. The product can be used with dairy cattle as well as with sows. ProMeat is a premix for feed, especially designed for fattening pigs, calves, bulls and poultry. Vitality is the foundation of decent growth and digestion in meat-producing animals. Both products contain algae to support good growth and development. Additionally, the algae in these products cause a prebiotic effect in the intestines. After all, vital animals are the basis of a healthy, high performance livestock!