“Dry fats are rumen-protected fats, which are an excellent energy source and can supply lecithin, which has an emulsifying effect.”
Fats with their gross energy content of approx. 39 MJ/kg are the most important energy store and energy supplier for the feeding of farmed animals. Their energy density is more than twice the one found in proteins and carbohydrates (17.2 MJ/ kg). Dry fats are stable on storage and are easy to handle. The special properties of our dry fats allows their use in energy-rich rations for high-yielding cows.
Rumen-stable dry fats
ELBE DF 1680 WB, ELBE DF 100 PT-PV and ELBE DF 100 PT-LB are spray-dried, fractionated fats of the latest generation, the melting point of which has been raised to min. 53 °C without hardening. These fats are rumen- stable and are absorbed only in the small intestine, the actual place of fat digestion.
In contrast to hardened fats that contain approx. 50% of indigestive stearic acid (C18:0) due to the very process, the percentage of this adverse fatty acids is clearly reduced to below 10%.
Hardening-induced trans-fatty acids and catalyst residues (nickel) are no longer relevant for fats of the latest generation either.
ELBE DF 1680 WB is a vegetable fatty acid with a high percentage of palmitic acid which is also the main component of milk fat. ELBE DF 1680 WB is characterised by excellent fluidity and miscibility with a neutral smell and is used in rations with high energy needs for high-yielding cows.
ELBE DF 100 PT-PV and ELBE DF 100 PT-LB, are rumen- stable triglycerides based on refined palm oil.
ELBE DF 100 PT-LB contains 3-5% of valuable lecithin which is not only essential for the formation of cell membranes and other cell components but also enhances the digestibility of fats from the ration as a whole due to its emulsifying effect. Being a source of readily available choline, lecithin is of great importance for metabolic processes, particularly for the lipid metabolism of the liver. The sum of these properties makes the fat attractive for use in the feeding of monogastric animals, too.
Rumen-protected dry fats
Protection of the rumen is ensured by the fact that saponified fats can be split and made absorbent only under acidic conditions in the way they prevail in the abomasum (pH 2-3).
ELBE DF CaSo / MEGALAC® is our saponified fat and a popular and proven dry fat classic of the latest generation with outstanding homogeneity and structure to increase the energy density and thus the milk yield in cattle.
ELBE DF CaSo / MEGALAC® rumen-protected fat shows a particularly well balanced fatty acid spectrum. In comparison to other dry fats, the high percentage of easily digestible oleic acid and linoleic acid should be noted.
FLAXPRO® is a unique combination of rumen protection and energy with the ingredients (Ω-3 fatty acids) of . The latter have a particularly positive impact on the fertility of milk cows and for the stabilisation of the immune system. A 15% percentage of crude protein further enhances the protein supply of the animals.
ELBE DF CaSo is a rumen-protected saponified fat, also known as calcium soap. It has been found in the rations for over 30 years.
ELBE DF 1680 WB is a spray-dried fat, build of fractionated fatty acids, with a high palmitic acid content of min. 80%.
ELBE DF 100 PT-LB is a spray-dried fat, build of triglycerides, with a high palmitic acid content and enriched with lecithin. ELBE DF 100 PT-LB is extracted from pure refined palm oil.
ELBE DF 100 PT-PV is a spray-dried fat, build of triglycerides, with a high palmitic acid content of min. 70%.
Lecithin may be produced from egg yolk, but more commonly used in aquafeed are soya and rape seed lecithin. It is well known that the phospholipids (PL) present in lecithin act as an emulsifier of lipids in the animal stomach and gut, but especially the nutritional benefits of lecithin is why fish nutritionists like to include it in fish and shrimp diets. Lecithin is widely used in feed for larval and juvenile stages of various species of fish and crustaceans, because those developing fish have a limited ability to the novo phospholipid synthesis.read more
Lecithin is a fat-like substance which can be produced from soya bean, rape or sunflower oil. After degumming the oil, the lecithin is extracted from the gum and then cleaned. Lecithin is a complex mixture of at least 60% phospholipids; the other constituents are triglycerides, phosphatidic acid, choline, tocopherols, etc. Lecithin has a positive effect on several metabolic processes, because phospholipids play an important role in such processes. The main effect of lecithin is that it works as an emulsifier.read more