Olmix is a major European supplier of additives to the animal feed industry. The company’s philosophy is to produce “green” products, based on high-tech principles. Some of the company’s other products, such as Mistral and MMI, are already familiar names and Olmix officials are sure that MFeed will achieve similar success.
MFeed primarily provides grow/finish pigs elements that can be converted to enzymes, which are important to digestive-tract health, specifically the small intestine. Enzymes provide for optimal feed digestion, allowing pigs to optimize their genetic potential for feed utilization and weight gain. MFeed has shown a reduction in days to slaughter, vital when the industry needs to count every penny. Studies show that compared to a control diet, pigs fed MFeed had more beneficial Lactobacilli and fewer harmful Clostridia and E.Coli in the gut.
MFeed is made up of activated montmorillonite, diatomaceous earth, clinoptilolite, dried yeast, seaweed extract, essential oils and copper. It is currently sold in the United States, Asia and Eastern Europe.
MFeed was launched recently at a two-day seminar held in Bangkok and attended by 82 delegates from 16 countries, representing most of the globe. Attendees included distributors, farmers and university livestock specialists. Sixteen speakers presented papers addressing topics ranging from antibiotics in animal feeds to MFeed’s mode of action. Reports also included commercial trials using MFeed in numerous species.
Addressing the delegates, Herve Balusson, Olmix group chairman, highlighted the problems and risks of the irresponsible use of antibiotics as growth promoters in livestock rations. “Antibiotics must be preserved for combating disease in the human population, which is why Olmix has spent a great deal of time and money to bring this new natural product, MFeed, to the market,” Balusson said.