Improving feed intake and gut health

Maintaining a healthy feed intake in swine can be a challenge, particularly with piglets, which are often susceptible to weaning stress and the problems that can go with it: loss of appetite, weight reduction and vulnerability to infections.

That’s why Corbion developed LAFEED®, a lactic acid-based feed-grade additive that helps boost feed intake and improves digestive health by prompting optimal acidification of the stomach.

A relatively strong organic acid produced by fermentation of sugar, LAFEED® has an agreeable taste that encourages piglets to eat. It also dissociates easily to gently acidify the stomach, discouraging the growth of H. pylori, a bacterium that can cause gastric ulcers and creating a healthier, more balanced environment.

Improving digestion in animals – whether pigs or poultry – enhances performance by increasing nutrient uptake, inhibiting microbial growth, even reducing harmful bacteria and the shedding of gram-negative bacteria such as Salmonella, E. coli and Campylobacter, thereby reducing the spread of disease to other animals.

Outstanding bioavailability

Delivered as a brown-colored liquid, LAFEED® is 100% bioavailable.

LAFEED® advantages:

  • Produced through natural fermentation
  • Mild flavor
  • Mildly acidifying
  • Completely water-soluble
  • Antimicrobial action

Other solutions in the Corbion portfolio for improving animal health and performance include:

  • ALOAPUR® for modulating gut microflora in swine and poultry
  • CALFEED® for increasing feed intake and nutrient absorption in swine and poultry
  • CALFEED® HiSol for enhancing nutrition and delivering gut health benefits, particularly in piglets
  • LAFEED® Powder, providing the advantages of LAFEED® in a format with a soft appearance that’s appealing to young animals
  • PURAC® FCC, an acidifier, preservative and antimicrobial for teat-dip applications that’s effective in preventing mastitis

What does LAFEED offer you?

  • Natural product
  • Mild flavor
  • Mild acid taste
  • 100% water soluble
  • Antimicrobial action