Feed additives play a crucial role in improving the quality and digestibility of animal feed, as well as enhancing the nutritive value and appearance of food. They are also used to promote animal performance and health. These additives encompass a variety of components, including vitamins, amino acids, fatty acids, minerals, pharmaceutical and fungal products, and steroidal compounds.
In our product line, lignosulfonate stands out as a widely-used and high-quality feed additive. It functions by supplementing the essential nutrients in feed and supporting the growth and development of livestock. Additionally, lignosulfonate regulates the composition of the microbial community, leading to improved intestinal health and reduced disease occurrence in animals.
Lignosulfonate provides crucial inorganic electrolytes, such as sodium and calcium, which are essential for maintaining animal health. It also balances beneficial bacteria, such as intestinal flora, improving feed efficiency and resulting in a minimum 5%-15% increase in body weight.
Sodium gluconate (SG), on the other hand, is a unique organic compound in the market of feed additives, distinct from probiotics, amino acids, and plant extracts. It effectively prevents hyponatremia syndrome, regulates the body's acid-base balance, and restores normal nerve activity. The supplementation of sodium gluconate in feed is safe, stable, and easily absorbed in the intestine. Additionally, SG enhances feed quality by preventing protein degradation and masking undesirable bitterness and astringency.
Another beneficial additive is calcium formate, which is the calcium salt of formic acid, HCOOH. It contains 31% calcium and 69% formic acid, with a neutral pH and low moisture content. Calcium formate serves not only as an acid agent, replacing citric acid and fumaric acid, but also as a preservative and anti-mildew agent, taking the place of calcium propionate. It is suitable for all types of animal feeds and provides various benefits, including the prevention of diarrhea, dysentery, and improved digestion and absorption. It is especially effective in piglet feeds, as it increases feed conversion rate, reduces feed consumption, and promotes weight gain.