Digestibility Is the Top Reason Livestock Producers Use Phytogenic Feed Additives

23 December 2016, at 12:00am

GLOBAL - Digestibility enhancement ranks as the number one reason that the livestock industry uses phytogenic feed additives (PFAs), according to a recent survey of more than one thousand agribusiness professionals.

Plant-based compounds –specifically essential oils, herbs and spices– are known to have a range of biologically active properties that can be applied to modern animal production. These include anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and digestion enhancing effects.

Beyond digestion

Michael Noonan, Global Product Line Manager Phytogenics at BIOMIN“There is no doubt that better digestion is a key reason to use PFAs in animal nutrition,” commented Michael Noonan, Global Product Line Manager Phytogenics at BIOMIN. “Digestibility was the emphasis back in 1989 when Digestarom® was first launched— as is evident in the name.”