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New oregano supplement enters the market

Following 18 months of successful trial on farms in Yorkshire, a new feed supplement based on oregano is ready to enter the market.

Ropadiar, the brand name of the product is being marketed by GE Baker in the UK. The product can be used in pigs and poultry as an appetiser and flavouring agent. In addition, it is claimed that it increases feed intake, and therefore growth rate, particularly among weaners and growing pigs as well as broilers. Improved performance has also been recorded in egg layers.

Specially selected plants
Made by Ropapharm International in the Netherlands, Ropadiar contains oregano oils extracted from specially selected plants. These are said to contain antibacterial, antifungal, anti-parasitic and anti-oxidative properties as well as having a positive effect on the immune system.

No withdrawal time
Suitable for both feed manufacturers and home-mixers, it is available in 25 kg bags and 7.5 kg tubs. Ropadiar is added to diets at between 150g and 500g per tonne. Being a natural product, no withdrawal time is necessary.

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Ropapharm International

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