Starches: multi-faceted premix carriers with economic advantages
The reputation of the nutritional value of starches is well known in animal nutrition. Roquette offers a wide range of native starches obtained from several raw materials (corn, wheat, potatoes and peas) as well as pregel starches from the same four raw materials .
All of those starches provide the key features required by the premix industry for specialty feeds: fine powders, high chemical purity, absence of contaminants, no water absorption, no release of free water, while remaining affordable carriers.
Fibers: a wide offer of classical fibrous materials
Fibers are largely used as premix carriers, especially in wheat bran. Besides the wheat gluten feed MILUREX® pellets, Roquette’s fiber offer is different from the classical one thanks to an interesting portfolio of non-wheat fiber: potato pulp in pellets, pea hulls in pellets and the pelleted corn fiber COREX® M100, all of which require grinding into the appropriate particle size for use as premix carriers.