Innovation Applied from Palatability to Animal Welfare

Our Feed Additives Division is committed to working towards sustainable solutions for palatability, efficiency and animal welfare, as well as the preservation of feed, ingredients and premixes.


Modulation of feeding behavior through the use of innovative sensory strategies. Our continuous improvement in innovation and palatability is reflected in our new developments included in the following product lines:

    Sensory strategies to modulate animal feeding behavior, in terrestrial and aquatic species, with benefits in animal performance by changing the organoleptic properties of the diet.
    Functional sweeteners and flavors to increase voluntary feed intake by masking anti-nutritional factors and cocktails of additives present in diets that compromise the acceptability of the feed.


Optimization of the digestive and/or metabolic function to improve animal performance and welfare. Our continuous improvement in innovation towards better efficiency focus on the optimization of digestive and metabolic processes to improve nutrient absorption and utilization in healthy animals. Additionally, by acting on the digestive functionality with benefits in the barrier and immune function of the gastrointestinal tract, we aim to maintain the physiological condition of the animal and improve its performance.

Animal Welfare

Sustaining the physiological condition of a healthy animal is a continuous challenge. Our ongoing innovation aims to develop new feed additives to stabilize the physiological condition of healthy animals in challenging situations that may be present in their life or in specific stages of the productive cycle.


Efficient protection against oxidation. Our ongoing evolution in innovation and antioxidants is reflected in the new developments in our product line:

    Its main action is to protect additives, ingredients, premixtures and complete feed from oxidation processes to preserve their nutritional value and to guarantee effectiveness during their shelf life.


Efficiency and effectiveness in the protection and safety of feed and its ingredients. Our continuous improvement in Innovation & other preservatives is reflected in new developments of the product line:

    Effective acidification, which consists of a synergistic combination of different acids contributing to the preservation of the animal feed and the drinking water, which enable to enhance a better use of nutrients and to prevent dysbiosis along the gastrointestinal tract.
    Safety in feed production. Complete range of mould inhibitors, in solid and liquid form, designed to prevent a decrease in the nutritional value of feed ingredients and compound feeds and the appearance of mycotoxins.
    Bacterial control in feed ingredients and compound feed. Preservative for antibacterial protection, in powder and liquid form, based on organic acids and designed for the control of pathogenic microorganisms in feed ingredients and compound feed.

The statements corresponding to each product may vary depending on the geographical area.
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