Optomega Algae, part of Anpario’s Optomega product line, is a dry, free-flowing powder composed of algae oil.
The product has been developed for use in all species, targeting breeding animals and producers providing fortified meat, milk and eggs with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids.
The company said that a specific species of microalgae is used to produce Optomega algae, and that through fermentation processes, microalgae provide a rich source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, especially docosahexaenoic acid. (DHA).
The microalgae production process is highly sustainable and uses renewable sugar cane production, with the cane waste stocks being used as an energy source to power the production facility, he added.
When asked for more details on where the microalgae is produced, David Wilde, Global Innovation Manager at Anpario, simply told us: “A specially selected supplier was chosen because of its expertise and solid ESG credentials. “
The product is available year round and is aimed at growers around the world, subject to local regulations, he said.
In terms of application, Optomega seaweed can be added to feed formulations at the feed mill or the product can also be directly incorporated into on-farm rations, Wilde explained.
Regarding its cost-effectiveness, the representative said:
âWhen manufacturers or producers are looking for a sustainable DHA supply, Optomega Algae offers a cost effective solution. The levels of DHA in algae oil are analyzed to ensure a consistent, high-quality product every time, with 37% of the total fatty acids in the product coming from this essential omega-3.
“Optomega Algae is formulated using a specially selected carrier to produce a dry, free-flowing powder, thus ensuring a uniform and uniform dispersion in the feed and towards the animal. In addition, Optomega Algae is supplied in a packaging tailored to maintain shelf life, quality and efficiency to ensure the customer gets the most out of each bag. “
Regarding the claimed benefits for the product, Wilde noted that there are numerous peer-reviewed articles which show that the use of DHA from algae sources can support the fertility of livestock and increase the levels. of this omega-3 fatty acid in meat, milk and eggs.