Fats and oils are important energy sources in animal feeds and are used in diets because of their high energy concentration. They are expensive and form a major cost component in high performance diets such as broiler feed so improving fat digestibility and energy efficiency is very important from a cost point of view. The digestion of fats and oils involves the breakdown of fats into small micelles in the gut by lipase enzymes and by the body’s own emulsifier, bile salts. Young animals have a limited capacity to produce and secrete bile salts so do not break down the fats as well. Adding emulsifiers to the feed can assist in fat digestion and allow for the formulation of a lower energy diet and a lower feed cost yet still providing the same growth performance.

Emulsi Plus

A powder emulsifier for better absorption and utilisation of fats and oils in animal feed. Emulsi-Plus is a combination of emulsifying agents selected for their HLB values and suitability for aiding the breakdown of both vegetable and animal fats in the gut of the animal into smaller micelles required for absorption by the body. Better digestion and utilisation of fats can compensate for a reduction of energy in the diet, lowering feed costs while maintaining growth performance.