C&H nutrition introduces new additives
C&H Nutrition is putting two new butyrate-based feed additives on the UK
market. These ingredients are sourced from nutrient micro-encapsulation
specialist Soda Feed Ingredients.
ButyProl is a 50% calcium butyrate in-feed product encapsulated by the
Micropearl process, which allows targeted release of the key short chain fatty
acid along the small and large intestine. Butical is 60% calcium butyrate and
soluble, which means it can be included in calf milk replacers.
to C&H Nutrition business development manager Dr Alan Reeve, both products
offer UK feed producers opportunities to add value to existing monogastric and
ruminant feed ranges.
"Butyrate is an important nutrient source for
epithelial cells in the intestine and supplies up to 70% of their total energy
requirements. It also inhibits coliform and clostridial bacteria, as well as
stimulating water and mineral absorption – all of which can lead to enhanced
"ButyProl is especially suited to piglet and poultry
diets and can provide extra energy in the intestine to cope with stressful
periods such as weaning or egg laying," he explains. "Butical, on the other
hand, has been used very successfully in European calf milk replacers. Trial
work in the Netherlands shows that the calcium butyrate source can deliver daily
weight gains running at 112% of a non supplemented control diet between 55 and
Both products are deodorised and easy to handle in the
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