Delacon Extends Product Family for Cattle05 March 2015
THAILAND - Delacon has two new natural feed additives for the ruminant market in Asia, which it will feature at the VIV Asia 2015 trade show.
In response to future challenges and current strong demand in the ruminant sector, Delacon reacts with two new products. After Actifor® Pro, also Actifor Boost and Actifor Power are available on the Asian markets and complete the product family. Increased health and performance, reduced feed costs, residue-free meat products and lower emissions, Delacon’s phytogenic feed additives are designed to bring benefits to animals, farmers, consumers and the environment alike.
Low feed efficiency due to multiple energy and protein losses is one of the biggest challenges in ruminant production. In dairy cows less than a third of the protein and energy intake is converted to milk, in beef cattle the conversion to meat is even less than one-tenth.
In order to increase feed efficiency and animal health Delacon developed the product line Actifor for ruminants, which is now expanded to include two new products: Actifor Boost and Actifor Power.
Delacon’s CEO, Markus Dedl, explained: "Delacon currently records strong growth in cattle. In addition to Europe, the US and Japan are the primary markets. Accordingly, at VIV Asia we clearly highlight our extended product family in this sector."
The extended product line is already available in South Korea, Thailand, China and Japan, in other countries, they are in different stages of approval.
Better feed conversion reduces feed costs and ammonia emissions
The Actifor product line contains only natural substances like essential oils, saponins and pungent substances that are carefully selected and optimally aligned to the nutritional needs of ruminants. Various studies show that Actifor® improves feed efficiency by about 10 per cent. Thus, the farmers benefit from a reduction of the relative feed costs by five to 10 per cent.
Moreover, the barn climate evidently improves since the ammonia emissions of the animals can be reduced by up to 20 per cent and methane by up to 48 per cent. In addition to performance enhancement, environmental emissions are reduced and legal limits are met – without any further costs. Besides efficiency and sustainability, food safety is an essential issue. Delacon’s products do not leave any residues in neither meat, eggs nor milk.
Phytogenic solutions for dairy cows and beef cattle
Whether for dairy cows or beef cattle, the product line Actifor can be individually tailored to the needs of farmers.
In addition to the benefits already mentioned, Actifor Pro helps to improve body score and fertility, reduces urea content in milk and increases milk quality by improving protein content.
Actifor Boost is dosed differently from Actifor Pro. It reduces ammonia and methane emissions, increases fiber degradation and improves protein digestibility and absorption. Actifor® Power is especially suitable for fattening cattle. It increases the saliva production, improves fiber degradation, increases the starch digestibility and improves the fat absorption, which in turn leads to an increased energy efficiency of the animals.
Delacon will be exhibiting at VIV Asia 2015: in Hall 103, Booth F012.
For more information, visit the company's web site, www.delacon.com.