Animal feed

Our animal feed portfolio

AGRANA’s diverse range of animal feeds are manufactured from the by-products of our sugar and starch production processes. We produce around 600,000 tonnes of animal feed every year, making us Austria’s largest animal feed producer. 

It goes without saying: All of AGRANA’s animal feed products are GMO-free and many of our products are also available in organic forms.

Quality from Austria

Our customers place high demands on our products – and we therefore place high demands on the quality of our production processes. That’s why strict regulations apply at AGRANA, extending from the delivery of the raw materials to the shipment of the finished product. The proof: AGRANA is certified according to ISO 9001, EFISC, GMP+ and PASTUS+.
Please contact our sales team with any enquiries about sales of our animal feed products.

Our sales team will be pleased to assist you.

E-mail: feed@Remove thisagrana(dot)com

 

Proteine Actiprot

Proteins / PROTEIN-RICH ANIMAL FEED

AGRANA offers top-quality, high-protein animal feed produced in Austria. Production takes place at our starch mills in Pischelsdorf, Aschach and Gmünd.

ActiProt® 

Our top-quality, protein-rich cattle feed is GMO-free and is made at the organic refinery in Pischelsdorf using wheat, triticale and corn.

The high proportion of bypass proteins in the rumen (45 %) mean that ruminants are able to digest a considerable percentage of the raw protein contained in wheat and corn stillage in their small intestines.

Due to the high protein (over 30 %) and energy contents, ActiProt® can be used as feed for all animal species.

application

Cattle feed: ActiProt® can be used as a sole carrier of proteins.
Pig feed: ActiProt® can largely replace soya grits while also compensating for the amino acids.
Poultry: ActiProt® can replace 10 % of total feed rations.

Corn gluten feed

The corn gluten produced at the AGRANA starch mill in Aschach is a carefully dried straight feed with moderate protein and energy contents.

Due to its high digestibility (70 - 80 %) and a relatively high proportion of raw fibre, this is ideal as a feedstuff for ruminants. Corn gluten also helps prevent ruminal acidosis. Due to the excellent stability of the starches and the protein components, in addition to its role as a source of protein and energy, corn gluten is ideally suited as a feedmix supplement not only for dairy cows and beef cattle but also for all other livestock species.

Wheat gluten

Wheat gluten is a protein-rich by-product of extracting starch from wheat. The protein consists mainly of endosperm protein. The benefit: excellent digestibility.

Wheat gluten is mainly used as a blending component in animal feed, e.g. in milk replacers for calves, in fish and pet food.

 

 

Potato protein

Potato protein is produced while extracting potato starch at AGRANA’s starch mill in Gmünd.

This is one of the most highly-valued, protein-rich animal feeds available and contains both an excellent blend and high concentrations of amino acids, particularly lysine and methionine.

Potato starch is comparable with other top sources of protein such as fish meal and milk powder. It is suitable for all forms of livestock and can be used to partially or completely substitute protein-rich feedstuffs. Due to the high protein digestibility (95 %), potato protein is particularly suitable for the nutrition of young animals.

Potato protein is available in both conventional and organic forms.

corn gluten

The corn gluten produced at the AGRANA starch mill in Aschach is a top-quality, protein-rich feed containing 60 % raw protein. Corn gluten is the best vegetable-based source of digestible protein.

The extremely high proportion of valuable constituents make corn gluten ideally suitable for use in the diet of all high-performance animal species.
The natural colourings contained also mean that corn gluten is a highly valued component in the diet of laying hens.

 AGRANA also offers organic corn gluten.

ENERGY-RICH FEED

DIETARY Energy-FIBER feed

We currently offer sugar beet pulp pellets, molasses and wheat bran (finely ground and pelleted) as energy and fibre feed materials.

Beside of conventional quality, all are available also in organic quality, for organic farming.

Current news about molassed sugar beet pulps


At the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, in a recent study was tested, the dietary inclusion of molassed sugar beet pulp, as a substitute for maize grain in high-yielding Simmental cows, in the early lactation stage.

Intro of the study

To get the full version of the study please contact us:

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Sugar beet pulp pellets

AGRANA produces molassed and unmolassed sugar beet pulp pellets. Sugar beet pulp pellets are valuable feed resource and highly palatable, with high amount of digestible fiber, particularly for ruminants, amounting to 15 % to 18 %. The fiber fraction primarily consists of cellulose, hemicellulose and pectins; where as in contrast to starch and sugar, it is slowly degraded in the rumen.

 

 

Molasses

Molasses are a syrup-like, dark brown by-product of the sugar production,  containing beside of sugar, organic acids and minerals. Due to its properties, as a dust binder and flavor enhancer, improve the mixed feed quality,  having a positive effect on the feed intake. Molasses represent also a quickly fermentable source of energy for rumen microorganisms.

Wheat bran

Wheat bran is a by-product of the dry milling of cleaned wheat into flour. It consists principally of fragments of the outer layers from the wheat, combined with small amounts of starchy endosperm of the wheat kernel. Due to its dietary characteristics, it is widely applied in special feed for gestating and lactating sows diets, or as a component in the concentrate of ruminant diets.

Specialities

As specialty feed ingredients, we offer a natural source of betaine (ActiBeet®) obtained from sugar beet molasses, as well as corn germs with high contents of unsaturated fatty acids.

 

Actibeet

ActiBeet®

ActiBeet® is a natural source of betaine obtained from sugar beet molasses, at AGRANAproduction plant in Tulln, via ion exclusion..

Product details

Actibeet® is a special feed ingredient that combines non-toxic, stable and GMO- free features, to create a high quality product, suitable for conventional and organic* farming.

ActiBeet® is a natural and GMO-free feed ingredient for improved animal performance and carcass quality, and better production efficiency.

Betaine is a multi-functional nutrient that exerts a number of important physiological functions at the gastrointestinal and metabolic level. Betaine is acting as an efficient methyl group donor and as an organic osmolyte, with direct influence on the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) and health.

ActiBeet®- is a nutritional aid supporting a better nutrient utilization, higher performance and carcass quality, increasing the production efficiency.

 

*According to the COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 505/201, Article 22(b) referring on use of non-organic spices, herbs, and molasses.

 

 

Application and efficacy

ActiBeet® - is widely applicable for all animal categories and species.
It is a GMO – free feed material, suitable for conventional and organic* farming.

Certificates: ISO 9001, GMP+ and GMO-free

*According to the COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 505/201, Article 22(b) referring on use of non-organic spices, herbs, and molasses.

 

Manufacture

ActiBeet® is obtained from sugar beet molasses, via ion exclusion, at our production facility in Tulln (Lower Austria). Strict quality and safety measures are followed at all stages of all production processes. These processes range from delivery of the raw material trough packaging and loading of the final product. 

AGRANA is certified according to ISO 9001, GMP+ and GMO-free.

Short overview of the production process 

Scientific trials

In cooperation with independent research institutes, we investigated the efficacy of ActiBeet®, testing it for both of betaines physiological functions, as a methyl group donor and as an organic osmolyte.

The aim of the first scientific trial, conducted in 2014, at the Schothorst Feed Research institutes in Lelystad, The Netherlands, was to test the so-called “methionine and choline sparring effect” of betaine:

THE EFFECT OF FOUR BETAINE PRODUCTS ON REPLACING METHIONINE AND CHOLINE SUPPLEMENTATION ON GROWTH PERFORMANCE IN BROILER CHICKENS FROM 10 TO 28 DAYS OF AGE

The addition of 700 ppm betaine from ActiBeet® VC, ActiBeet® L or Product C- natural betaine, is able to replace the equal amount of added methionine in the grower broiler diet (d 10-28). Please consider that only in good conditions, a partial replacement (up to 10% maximum) of the total methionine is a recommended and safe strategy and needs to ensure, that there is min. level of digestible M+C in the formulation: of 6.5 g/kg feed.

Trial findings

Another trial was conducted in Thailand (in 2016) in broilers from 0 to 38 days of age, in cooperation with the Bangkok Research Center, in order to confirm the efficacy of ActiBeet® in heat stress conditions:

“COMPARING THE EFFECT OF DIFFERENT METHYL GROUP DONORS ON THE CARCASS QUALITY OF BROILERS IN CHALLENGED CONDITIONS AND THE EFFECT ON THE LITTER QUALITY, FROM 0 TO 38 DAYS OF AGE”

The results underline the effect of natural betaine, on the carcass quality of broilers and the effect on the litter quality, despite challenging, heat stress conditions.

Trial findings

Contact Details

Our team will be happy to help in connection with any other questions and product requests.

Barbara Auer
Sales
Phone: +43 1 21177 12874
Email: barbara.auer@Remove thisagrana(dot)com

Ana Gavrău
Product Manager
Phone: +43 1 21177 12053
Email: ana.gavrau@Remove thisagrana(dot)com

 

 

 

 

CORN GERM

Corn germ

Corn germs represent a feed speciality that contains a high level of unsaturated fatty acids, which are mostly linoleic acid, but includes also palmitic- and oleic acid. With moderate protein and high fat content, represents a good energy source. This speciality feed material is obtained at the AGRANA production plant in Aschach, during the production of starch from corn kernels.