Betain

Betain96 supports several metabolic processes including osmoregulation and is an efficient methyl donor. Betain96 enables the optimisation of feed costs while helping to maintain excellent production efficiency and meat quality. Betain96 has been tested extensively and complies with high quality standards.

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What is Betain96?

Betain96 is a methyl donor supporting protein and DNA synthesis. It can partially replace choline and is a more efficient methyl donor in comparison to choline chloride.

How is Betain96 utilised by the animal?

Betain96 functions very closely with choline, folic acid, vitamin B12 and S-adenosylmethionine all of which function as methyl donors and which are essential for the normal body function of the animal. Methyl donors carry and donate methyl molecules that facilitate necessary chemical processes in the metabolism of the animal. These methyl donors cannot be synthesized by the animal, so they need to be provided in the feed.

Why is Betain96 important for animal performance?

Betain96 supports normal body function and performance of the animal during periods of high ambient temperature by acting as an osmoregulator and therefore reducing the negative effects of heat stress and even coccidiosis. It also influences fat and protein deposition and can be used to improve carcass quality through the higher percentage of lean meat and reduction in fat deposition. It can also help to reduce fatty livers. When present in intestinal cells, it can assist in maintaining gut tissue integrity, thus supporting nutrient absorption. Betain96 can contribute to improved carcass quality use of Betain96 in premix improves vitamin stability compared to choline chloride.

Can Betain96 be used as a replacement for choline and methionine?

Betain96 is used in animal feeds to save costs by replacing choline chloride and methionine as methyl donor. Studies have shown that it can be used to replace part of the choline chloride with higher efficacy and can also be used to replace part of the methionine in the diet. This helps to reduce the feed cost without compromising performance.

What are the economic benefits of using Betain96?

Reduced feed cost – Betain96 can be used to replace part of the choline chloride with higher efficacy and can also be used to replace part of the methionine in the diet. This helps to reduce the feed cost without compromising performance. Improved performance – animals use energy when trying to reduce the effects of heat stress which can have negative effects on their production – reduced milk yield in dairy cows, less eggs from laying hens, reduced feed intake and performance in pigs. Betain96 can function as an osmoregulatory by increasing water retention capacity of the animal and ultimately reduces the heat stress and improves feed intake and translates into improved animal health and performance.

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