Beneo launches sow feed Linafiber

15-09-2009 | |
Beneo launches sow feed Linafiber

Linafiber is a new product from the Beneo-Animal Nutrition range. It contains 3 functional ingredients: linseed, chicory fiber 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.

Linafiber contains linseed, chicory fiber and a high-energy sugar syrup. The first two components 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 fiber is a balanced source of dietary fibers including insoluble fibers. The insoluble fiber fraction stimulates the gastro-intestinal motility and reduces the incidence of constipation. The soluble fiber adds bulk and gives the faeces an optimal viscosity, necessary for a facilitated defaecation. The chicory fiber 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 fiber result in a prolonged glucose release in the blood.

Originally Linafiber was found to be highly suitable for sow feed, but research has now shown that it also offers advantages 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 mixture of linseed, chicory fibers 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.

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