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LYSOFORTE® Liquid – revolution in application of bio-surfactants

Like many raw materials, lipids come from a wide variety of sources and are prone to large variations in their nutritional value. In recent years, Kemin laboratories have been analyzing numerous oil and fat samples using the Lipid Evaluation Test, which provides nutritionists with accurate lipid profiles, and characterizes the apparent metabolizable energy (AME) values and oxidative status. The analyses performed by Kemin scientists have reported up to 30-percent variation in AME values for a single oil type. Trials have demonstrated that applying the liquid bio-surfactant reduces the natural variability of oils and fats. As proven through the Lipid Evaluation Test, LYSOFORTE® Liquid increases feed formulation accuracy and, in turn, increases feed cost savings.

LYSOFORTE Liquid is a naturally derived liquid bio-surfactant that is added directly into the oil or fat line during feed production. Mixing the bio-surfactant with the oil and fats early enhances its efficacy and allows the feed producer to standardize the energy value of the oil in combination with the well-known effects on nutrients digestion and absorption.
This makes LYSOFORTE® Liquid one of the most cost-effective bio-surfactants on the market.

LYSOFORTE Liquid contains lysophosolipids with a distinct carrier. The product is a stable formulation and is easily miscible with fats and oils. It supports a stable emulsion phase in the fat digestion process.

Traditionally bio-surfactants are added as a dry product to the mixer with other feed raw materials. Their benefits to improve various steps in lipid digestion, such as emulsification, hydrolysis and nutrient absorption are well known.
Consequently, the addition of a bio-surfactant leads to a better utilization of the energy from feed raw materials, resulting in improved feed conversion ratios, lower production costs and improved profitability.

LYSOFORTE Liquid steps further in managing the fat / oil variability:

  • improves AME value in low and high energy fat diets
  • reduces the AME gap between low and higher energy fat sources
  • improves digestibility and absorption of low energy fat sources up to the level of soybean oil
  • helps to reduce the natural variability inside the different batches of the same oil/fat source
  • helps to control feed costs

LYSOFORTE Liquid with its unique features provides a tool to nutritionists to manage variable fat / oil prices by using the product either on top or in re-formulation application.

Many animal trials support the beneficial effect of Lysoforte Liquid.

The following graph (Graph 1), from a broiler digestibility assay, shows the effect of Lysoforte Liquid when applied on top on two similar diets, that differ only for the nature of added oil/fat.

The results of this trial deliver two important messages:

  • Lysoforte Liquid is able to increase feed AME also when diets are added with highly digestible source of oil (in this case soy oil)
  • Lysoforte Liquid reduces the AME gap between diets when lipids characterized by a different digestibility are added to the feed

The very well-known ability of LYSOFORTE to improve the absorption of diverse nutrients is confirmed by the results shown in graph 3. The significant increase of protein digestibility when LYSOFORTE Liquid is applied in the diets contributes to AME uplift and supports the improvement of animal performances.

LYSOFORTE Liquid application

Different application systems (tailor made upon the customer needs) are made available to assist customers with the application of LYSOFORTE® Liquid. These state-of-the-art systems are created by a team of engineers focused to make applying the liquid product directly into the oil and fat line which makes the application easy and convenient at the feed mill.

Over the last years, the benefits of bio-surfactants to enhance lipid digestion have become well accepted in the feed industry. With the launch of LYSOFORTE® Liquid, Kemin demonstrates its leadership in the lipid nutrition area and its commitment to bring novel solutions to the feed industry to support its customers by improving and optimizing lipid nutrition and increasing profitability.

For more info about LYSOFORTE®, visit Kemin.com