Nor-Feed, one of the developers of natural alternatives based on plants and plant extracts for animal nutrition and health, has unveiled the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of its citrus extract feed additive.
Nor-Feed has taken one more step towards transparency and sustainability, as it announced the publication of the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of its citrus extract feed additive in the scientific journal Animals. According to the company, this contribution illustrates Nor-Feed’s comprehensive Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy.
Collaborating with the specialised and independent consultancy firm EVEA, Nor-Feed’s LCA delves into the impact of manufacturing, distributing, and utilising the citrus extract feed additive in broiler chicken and swine productions. The environmental performance assessment highlights the benefits of incorporating this innovative feed additive into swine and broiler chicken diets, showcasing its potential to mitigate the environmental impacts associated with meat production. For example, the study reveals that the utilisation of 25kg of the citrus extract feed additive in broiler production leads to a net reduction of 6 tonnes of CO2 emissions. This research, subjected to rigorous scientific peer review, exemplifies Nor-Feed’s plant-based feed additives as a dual-force solution: enhancing animal zootechnical performances while simultaneously minimising the environmental footprint of meat production chains.
Furthermore, the same methodology has been applied to Nor-Feed’s main products. Detailed Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) data for Nor-Feed’s key offerings is now accessible in the comprehensive documentation available on the company website.
Since its creation in 2003, Nor-Feed has been developing natural alternatives based on plants and plant extracts for animal nutrition and health. Nor-Feed’s primary objectives are to eliminate the use of synthetic molecules such as antibiotics and pesticides in animal feed and to participate in the reduction of the animal production footprint.