Vegetable oils and fats
As a result of the ban of animal fats from the market in some EU countries the use of vegetable products as energy providers in the animal feed industry has increased a lot. Vegetable oils and fats have an energy density that is 2-3 times higher than the one of carbohydrates and are therefore an important component with a high value in nutritional physiology in animal feed rations. There is increasing demand particularly for crude palm oil, crude soybean oil and palm fatty acid distillate (PFAD) but also for the “soft” acid oils like soya, sunflower or rapeseed acid oils.
Elbe Fetthandel is a competent supplier of vegetable oils, fats and acid oils for the animal feed and food industries. The company offers a wide range of products.
Elbe Fetthandel supplies many different types of fat powder both to the animal feed industry and to home mixing farmers. Some of the dry fats function purely as energy source while others have additional useful properties such as rumen stability or supplying the animal with omega-3 fatty acids.
Lecithin is becoming ever more important in the feed industry. The main arguments in their favor are their properties in relation to nutritional physiology, such as improvement of fat digestibility of fats and provision of natural antioxidants.
Due to the growing production of biodiesel glycerol is available in good quantities nowadays. It is therefore an interesting feed component, particularly as it is included in the positive list of individual feedstuffs.
There is still a ban for proteins from land animals in the feed chain. Readmission is in discussion since many years in Brussels but there is still no final consent between member states. At least since mid of 2013 designated processed proteins (PAPs) are allowed in again for usage in the aquaculture sector.
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