At the end of November, the little jewel box in Prague hosted our annual distributor meeting. Our goal is to get to know product innovations, professional work in partner countries and help each other work with our partners.
Adisseo’s new versatile probiotic ALTERION has been mentioned, and its key feature is to help prevent poultry necrosis, which causes farmers worldwide losses of nearly $ 6 billion.
The beneficial effects of probiotics have long been known. After 1850, Pasteur realized that various bacteria were responsible for the deterioration of milk, cheese or beer. Élie Metchnikoff (Ilya Mechnikov) first thought that if probiotics were introduced into the body with different foods, we could have a positive effect. Practical experience was gained through a Bulgarian group of people whose daily diet was sour milk, resulting in a longer than average life expectancy for them.
The feed additive containing the strain Alterion probiotic Bacillus subtilis offers a solution for poultry species and its properties are significantly different from those currently available on the market. The product works on two fronts: it protects animal health with beneficial (commensal) bacteria living with the organism and reduces the presence of Clostridium perfingens, which leads to necrotic bowel inflammation. Overall, it promotes the development of a stable immune system and nutrient absorption, thereby improving average daily body weight gain and feed specificity.
It is recommended that ALTERION NE® (Concentration – 1×10-CFU / g) be mixed at a dose of 10g / t feed. Available in 20 kg bags. The diluted version is ALTERION NE50® (Concentration – 2×10⁸ CFU / g), which is recommended to be mixed in a dose of 500g / t feed and is also available in 20 kg packages. In broilers, it can be administered from the first day of life until slaughter.
Of course, the product is GM-free, contains no animal-derived materials and is FAMIQs accredited, heat-stable, so it can be pelleted without problems.
In addition to the professional novelty, let us say a few words about Prague, the golden city that has been a World Heritage Site since 1992. Celebrities such as Franz Kafka, Dvorak, Smetana, Mozart or Czech Korda György, the Sinatra of the East, Karel Gott, are associated with the city. Although we are not superstitious, when we visited, we stroked the statue of St. John the Baptist, who, according to legend, stands at the place where John Nepomuki was thrown into the water. To commemorate this, a cross was placed here with five stars, and if one touches it so that each finger touches one star, one wishes is fulfilled. My other favorite (besides the fine beers, of course) is the wonderful Orloj on the side of the town hall. The clock symbolizes the passage of time with the 12 apostles, skeleton and hourglass, and is completed with the legendary story of the blind clockmaker.
We are always happy to spend time at each of these meetings, to talk together, in which cultures, differences between nations are not a problem, and for 3 days we are “advanced hedonists”, global citizens.
Edit Árendás – NeoCons Plus Ltd.
Further professional details
Adisseo France S.A.S. It has been producing liquid methionine since 1990 in Burgos, Spain, under the name Rhodimet AT88. Today, about 20 billion broilers are fed with liquid methionine and nearly 40% of the international feed market uses methionine in liquid form. Rhodimet® AT88, a concentrated liquid source of hydroxymethionine, is particularly suitable for large and medium-sized modern feed manufacturers and integrators. The efficacy of Rhodimet® AT88 is 88% that of DL-methionine. Its effectiveness has been scientifically tested in more than 25 experiments, particularly with the help of Schothorst Feed Research (2014) and Bangkok Animal Research Center (2013). This value has been supported by the breeding results of large users (eg Tyson Foods) for more than 20 years. This source of methionine increases the flexibility of feed production processes, reduces feed costs and mitigates changes in livestock performance. Besides, Rhodimet® AT88 is an organic acid having a pKa of 3.40. This effective ingredient can increase the efficiency of broiler fattening under heat stress (Willemsen et al., 2001). Significant savings of up to 10% can be achieved by converting DL-methionine to DL-HMTBA (acidification utilization, labor cost, and price advantage). We reduce storage space, make it easier to feed and forget about the difficulty of destroying the packaging. It can reduce energy consumption.