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General Questions

Does Westside adhere to industry best practice?

Westside is certified by AFMA for adhering to the Code of Conduct required for Safe Feed for Safe Food compliance.

Are the products mentioned on the website available in South Africa?

Westside carries stock in South Africa. If additional extraordinary quantities are required then these additional quantities can be warehoused and supplied according to requirements planning schedule.

Where is the stock held?

Westside’s main stockholding is in Johannesburg with facilities in Durban and Cape Town if required.

Can orders be delivered?

We offer a delivery service to most destinations.

How long will it take to receive an order?

Typically, orders are sent out the day after receipt of an official order. If the order is for extraordinary quantities, then it will involve a shipping lead time from the overseas manufacturing site.

IntelliBond

What is IntelliBond?

IntelliBond hydroxy trace minerals are the newest, most technologically advanced form of trace minerals designed for use in animal feeds. IntelliBond products have high bioavailability and low environmental impact. IntelliBond trace minerals contain high potency and improved efficacy.

IntelliBond has grown over 20 years to become the number one brand in the U.S. poultry and swine industries, and the fastest growing brand in the U.S. cattle market. Now integrated within Nutreco’s Selko feed additive portfolio, IntelliBond becomes part of our commitment to address global trends by providing innovative and sustainable nutritional solutions to our clients.

What IntelliBond products are available in South Africa?

Hydroxy Trace Minerals (Cu, Mn, Zn)
Micronutrients are the market leader for hydroxy trace minerals, which are marketed under the global brand name IntelliBond. Hydroxy trace minerals are speciality trace minerals that improve the stability of premixes and improve bioavailability in the animal, compared to inorganic trace minerals.

  • Intellibond C (Copper hydroxychloride)
  • Intellibond Z (Zinc   hydroxychloride)
  • Intellibond M (Manganese  hydroxychloride)
What is the patented Optisize® large particle technology used in IntelliBond?

IntelliBond is developed with the patented Optisize® Large Particle Technology. Trace minerals created with this technology offer benefits that traditionally formulated trace minerals cannot offer. Optisize Large Particle Technology is the best way to ensure trace minerals are evenly distributed in feed, making IntelliBond easier to handle and use.

Optimin

Why use Optimin

Optimin organic trace minerals form part of Nutreco’s Selko additive portfolio and the local range comprises Cobalt, Selenium, Copper, Manganese and Zinc. Trace minerals are essential to maintain fertility, health and immunity. Optimin organic minerals are protected and easily absorbed, minimising risk of malnutrition. They support the animal to have an optimal mineral status contributing to health and improved performance

  • A superior trace mineral source can reduce variability in the herd leading to better overall profits.
  • The nutritional success of any trace mineral depends on its ability to be absorbed in the small intestine.
  • That is related to the capacity of the ligand to hold onto and help it survive the environment of the gastrointestinal tract until its absorption.
  • Optimin has high bond stability, allowing it to maintain its structure under acidic conditions, such as is typical in the stomach.
  • Optimin organic trace minerals have been specially formulated to have excellent bioavailability.
How does Optimin work?

When supplying trace minerals, it is essential that the bond to the ligand has optimal strength.

Trace minerals are essential to maintain fertility, health and immunity. Optimin organic minerals are protected and easily absorbed, minimising risk of malnutrition. Optimin supports the animal to have an optimal mineral status contributing to health and improved performance. A superior trace mineral source can reduce variability in the herd leading to better overall profits.

The trace mineral-ligand bond(s) need to be strong and stable enough to survive passage through to the small intestine for absorption into the blood stream.

The bond must not be so strong as to prevent mineral transporters produced by the animal from facilitating absorption into the bloodstream.

What Optimin products are available in South Africa?

Product Name

Technology

Mineral Content

Optimin Zn

Optimin Cu

Optimin Mn

Optimin Fe

Optimin Co

Optimin ZMC

Optimin SeY 2000

Optimin SeY 3000

Chelate

Chelate

Chelate

Chelate

Chelate

Chelate blend

Enriched yeast

Enriched yeast

15%

15%

15%

15%

10%

8% – 4% – 2%

2000 ppm

3000 ppm

What are the Main benefits of Optimin?
  • Highly antimicrobial resulting in excellent gut health.
  • Less problems at weaning.
  • Better general health status.
  • Improved growth and feed conversion.
Is there a brochure on Optimin?

European Protein

What is European Protein?

European Protein produces a range of products that contain dried, lactic acid fermented protein feed primarily for use in monogastric animals – pigs, poultry and calves.

European Protein uses a patented production method which makes it possible to mix almost any source of plant and animal protein into a final fermented product. This lends itself to limitless opportunities to design products with ideal amino acid profiles for different animals and different growth and production stages.

The process also ensures a rich presence of natural enzymes and lactic acid bacteria to ensure optimal stomach and gut health in the animal.

 

What products from European Protein are available in South Africa?
  • EP100i
    • EP 100i is a fermented and dried complementary feed for swine and poultry. In the production coproducts from rapeseed, wheat, potato and dairy are used, as well as specific lactic acid producing bacteria. EP 100i contains fermentation products like organic acids, enzymes and a live lactic acid bacteria culture.
    • Supplied in 1 Ton Bulk Bags
  • EP 199
    • EP 199 is a fermented and dried complementary feed for swine and poultry. In the production co-products from rapeseed, wheat, seaweed and sugarbeets are used, as well as specific lactic acid producing bacteria. EP 199 contains fermentation products, such as organic acids primarily lactic acid, enzymes and live lactic acid bacteria.
    • Supplied in 1 Ton Bulk Bags
  • EP 200
    • EP 200 is a fermented and dried complementary feed for swine and poultry. In the production coproducts from soya and potato as well as specific lactic acid producing bacteria are used. This product contains genetically modified soya meal feed. EP 200 contains fermentation products like organic acids, enzymes and live lactic acid bacteria.
    • Supplied in 1 Ton Bulk Bags
Is there a brochure on European Protein?

Tonisity

What is Tonisity?

Tonisity Px is a ground-breaking product and the only known ‘non-milk’ drink for pigs that is used from Day 2 and throughout the weaning period. It is a highly palatable isotonic protein drink supplying essential nutrients and protein to all swine classes. Developed by the collaboration of food scientists and veterinarians specializing in emergency and critical care, Tonisity Px was scientifically formulated to provide key amino acids, early isotonic hydration and nutritional support for new born pigs from 24-48 hours old. By decreasing the gut pH and supporting metabolic function of intestinal cells, Tonisity Px improves pig health, resulting in fewer deaths and removals. The first week for a new born piglet sets the course for healthy growth and a healthy system throughout its lifetime. That’s why it’s so important to target the absorption of nutrients at a cellular level from as early as Day 2. Attached is a brochure setting out the essential merits of this product.

‘Will the Piglets Drink Tonisity Px at Such a Young Age?’

The Answer is Most Certainly Yes.

We have measured Tonisity Px consumption across 4 different trials, using 278 litters and 6,168 piglets. 500 mL of Tonisity Px was given once daily to litters from Days 2-8. Volume consumed was measured by weighing the amount given and then weighing the amount left in the pan the following morning.

‘What Effect will Tonisity Px have on Productivity?’

We started with farms in the United Kingdom and then subsequently moved to on-farm trials in Spain and the USA. Trials were conducted under real-world farm conditions, with data collection performed by veterinarians and animal health technicians.

 There are 2 main parameters to pre-weaning productivity – mortality and weaning weight. Providing early nutritional support to the enterocytes is the key strategy here.  We’ve shown significant improvements in both parameters.

In what quantities can I buy Tonisity in South Africa?
     

Pack

PRODUCT

   

Size

       

Tonisity Px

   

5 kg Bag

       

Tonisity Px

   

20 kg Bucket

     

(4 x 5kg)

 

Is there a brochure on Tonisity?

Link to brouchure

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Sharron Brouckaert
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+27 21 686 8265

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Heinri Spangenberg
heinri@westside.co.za
M +27 82 776 7311

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Charles de Villiers
charles@westside.co.za
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Animal nutrition supported by a new generation of micro additives, speciality ingredients and consultancy services.

 

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Administration:

Sharron Brouckaert
+27 21 686 8265
sharron@westside.co.za

Technical:

Heinri Spangenberg
heinri@westside.co.za
M +27 82 776 7311

General:

Charles de Villiers
charles@westside.co.za
M +27 82 640 3815

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