The Bavarian Working Group Animal Nutrition (BAT) organized its 59th annual conference this year as a digital web conference.
The conference presents latest insights around the general topic of “Feed and feeding with regard to climate relevance and the avoidance of food competition”. We were represented again with a scientific contribution.
The matrix encapsulation process on the basis of hydrogenated vegetable fats allows the use of feed components and active ingredients whose use in unprotected form is not possible or useful or could have negative effects.
In ruminants, these include not only amino acids and water-soluble vitamins, but also other active ingredients which are largely broken down in the rumen without protection.
In monogastric animals, various active substances are inactivated in the stomach or can have unprotected negative effects on feed intake.
Rumen-protected fats (BEWI-SPRAY®) allow an effective energy improvement of the ration without offering a substrate for methanogenic microorganisms. The methane emission is not increased despite a higher energy supply.