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“3-in-1” solution for compound feed manufacturers

Linafiber is a new product from the Beneo-Animal Nutrition range. It contains 3 functional ingredients: linseed, chicory fibre and the high-energy sugar syrup BeneoCarb S.

Highly suitable for sow feed, it has also proven beneficial in feed for growing & finishing pigs, piglets and breeding calves.
 
It considerably helps to boost intestinal health. It is a source of omega 3 fatty acids and high-energy ingredients. With pigs, an improved carcass and meat quality can be seen.
 
The synergetic effect of these three ingredients ensures the omegaº3 – omegaº6 ratio in the feed is optimised and promotes healthy intestinal flora.
 
With this composition, Linafiber is a valuable all-in-one product for compound feed manufacturers and on-farm mixers.
 
Three ingredients
Linseed and chicory fibre are widely recognised for their beneficial effects on gastro-intestinal transit.
 
Linseed contains mucillages which are known to protect the intestinal mucosa and limit constipation. Linseed oil is a source of alpha-linolenic acid, an essential fatty acid that serves as a precursor for EPA and DHA (omega-3 fatty acids).
 
Chicory fibre is a balanced source of dietary fibres including insoluble fibres. The insoluble fibre fraction stimulates the gastro-intestinal motility and reduces the incidence of constipation.
 
The soluble fibre adds bulk and gives the faeces an optimal viscosity, necessary for a facilitated defaecation.
 
The chicory fibre also contains a residual amount of prebiotic inulin, which promotes the growth of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, two strains known for their positive effect on gut health.
 
The third ingredient BeneoCarb S is a source of slow release carbohydrates derived from sucrose.
 
The slow release sugars in combination with fermentable fibre result in a prolonged glucose release in the blood.
 
Extruded product
The mixture of linseed, chicory fibres and BeneoCarb S is co-extruded, which ensures optimum digestibility and ease of processing.
 
The composition of the three ingredients can be tailor made in accordance with the customer's wishes.
 
Linafiber is particularly advantageous for compound feed companies where efficient use of silos is important.
 
The product is available in pellets, powder and crumble form. It is supplied in bulk, big bags and 25 kg bags.
 
The recommended amount of Linafiber in the animal’s diet should be only 5% to have the desired effect. Linafiber complies with GMP standards.
 
More information can be obtained from tim.van.der.schraelen@beneo-orafti.com or at www.beneo-an.com

Dick Ziggers

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