Background last update:26 Oct 2006

Oils and fats indispensable in feed

There are many reasons to add fats or oils to animal diets. Nutritionally, fats are a concentrated source of energy and a source of essential fatty acids. Fats improve palatability, feed efficiency, reproductive efficiency, and the digestibility of certain protein-rich feeds, as well as alleviate heat stress. There is also evidence that certain fatty acid configurations have nutraceutical properties.

This article can also be found at Feed Tech, volume 9, no. 3

Keywords: Animal feed, oils, fats, nutrition, oils and fats market


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