Anpario’s Optomega product range is renowned for helping producers to deliver omega-3 enriched milk, meat, and eggs, as well as supporting livestock fertility and other crucial biological functions. To date, Anpario has focused on utilizing fish oils to develop these products, however, the company has announced a move to an alternative, sustainable omega-3 source – microalgae.
“To ensure we are providing customers with the best quality products, Anpario has been focussing on the development of new effective and sustainable omega-3 alternatives,” explained Andrew Jackson, Anpario’s Commercial Director. “Due to dietary restrictions for farmed fish, there has been a reduction seen in the levels of omega-3 fatty acids, specifically EPA and DHA, present in the final oils. When combined with significant market price movement, seeking alternative omega-3 sources and revaluating the product range ensures both value and quality are maintained for customers”.
The last few years have seen Anpario develop innovative Optomega Algae products, which provide a rich, high-quality source of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA. Containing oil derived from sustainably sourced microalgae blended onto a unique carrier system for a free-flowing, easy-to-use powder product with a superior shelf life.
According to the company’s statement, the microalgae sources used by Anpario are produced by fermentation. This process is highly sustainable, utilizing renewable sugarcane production with waste cane stocks being used as an energy source to power the facility.
“As a result of the high and consistent levels of DHA found in Optomega Algae, this new product not only offers better value for producers due to a lower cost of inclusion, it also frees up nutritional space within the diet or ration compared to fish oil products making it an ideal option for feed manufacturers and producers alike,” concluded Andrew Jackson.