Demand for meat is growing by two to three percent every year and will continue to expand with nine billion people consuming ever-larger amounts of it by 2050. At the same time the amount of farm land available for feed production will remain limited. With these challenges ahead, pig farmers need to build on experience and expertise in nutrition. This is an essential investment as it helps to care for the environment and animals alike, saves money, keeps farm operations efficient and ready for the future.
BASF’s feed additives help meat producers to be successful. Vitamins are essential nutrients for animal growth. Organic acids keep feed and drinking water hygienically clean and prevent spoilage. Highly efficient, thermo-stable enzymes help improve digestion so that more energy and micro-nutrients are utilized from the feed. For example, Natuphos® enhances digestability of plant phosphorus and thus reduces the use of inorganic phos-phorus – which conserves resources as well as the environment.