Pigs

Pigs Products

Feedworks provides leading edge nutritional and functional feed additives for the pig industry. Given we have a freedom of choice we only work with those products that meet our internal review process. All products meet AgVet regulations audited to industry codes of practice.

Betafin

  • Betafin natural betaine is extracted from sustainable sugar beet molasses for use in pig diets
  • Produced using a proprietary chromatographic separation process
  • Betaine has two important functions in animal nutrition
    • Osmolyte
    • Methyl donor
  • Betaine as an osmolyte
    • Helps maintain cellular fluid balance
    • Improved gut integrity
    • Spares metabolic energy
  • Betaine as a methyl group donor
    • Spares metabolic energy
    • Reduces feed costs by replacing some added methionine and all choline chloride supplements as methyl donors
  • Research has shown that Betafin natural betaine supports:
    • Production performance
    • Maintain gut integrity at times of production stress
    • Reduces the negative effects of heat stress
    • Improved nutrient digestibility

Sows – increased litter size and Increased litter weight at weaning
Weaners – support gut structure and strength
Grower/finishers – increased carcass lean deposition

 

Comparing natural and synthetic betaine sources