A premix is a complex mix of vitamins, minerals, trace elements and other nutritional additives (average of 25 raw materials) to incorporate in feed.
What is premix and why does it matter?
When it comes right down to it, anyone can mix some raw ingredients, package them and call this a product. So, how can animal feeds be differentiated? What makes one feed better than another, and why might animals perform so much better on one product versus another?
One of the things that sets feed products apart, influences animal performance, and addresses the specific nutritional needs of those animals is the premix used to create a finished feed product. All premixes are not created equal. The right formula will have a specific blend of vitamins, minerals, trace elements and nutritional additives.
Premixes make up a small percentage of the formulation but have the potential to make a big difference in the efficacy of a feed. Micro premixes are mixed into the feed between 0.2 and 2% of the total mix, while macro premixes make up between 2% to 8% of the mix (including also macro-elements, salts, buffer and amino acids).
These products provide a powerful component of the feed that ensures balanced, correct nutrition and value-added ingredients. Creating this unique blend that is tailor-made to fit what the animals require and what our customers demand is one of the things Wisium does best.
How can premixes be customized?
The Wisium premixes are formulated to specifically answer the nutritional needs of the animals being fed. These products are tailored according to local conditions and consider things like raw materials, sanitary conditions, specific targets, etc. The formulation approach and animal nutrition solutions are customized to meet the needs of each customer depending on their goals, species, and operating practices.
How can premixes add value?
The premix package in any animal feed delivers a variety of things depending on the type of animal being fed and end goals for the producer. Based on these factors, ingredients in this kind of product can differ greatly from one product to another. No matter what species or specifics the feed is designed for, a premix offers a vehicle to bring added value to the entire ration in an effective and efficient way.
The inclusion of chelated minerals, the addition of mycotoxins binders, or the use of specific flavorings are just a few examples of ways premixes can add value to the feed and create a better overall product. This kind of products offers nutrition that is delivered in a precise and correct way to better serve the animals and help them get the most out of their feed.
Research and development
Our world class expertise in animal nutrition has been built on our global research and development network and over 60 years of scientific research. We have a global industrial presence that includes 19 premix manufacturing plants. Each year, 30,000,000 tons of feed including Wisium premixes are produced. We are proud of the nutritional specialties we provide to the market that help provide balanced diets and positively impact animal performance.
Premix and services
Our long-lasting experience in animal nutrition relies on our global R&D network and 60 years of scientific research. We have a global industrial presence (19 premix plants) and 30,000,000 tons of feed are produced with our products every year.
The Wisium premixes are formulated in order to specifically answer the animals’ nutritional needs. We develop and produce tailored formulas according to local conditions (targets, raw materials, sanitary conditions…). We customize our approach and solutions in order to meet your needs and expectations.
We strictly select our ingredients to formulate our products thanks to our internal control plan. We control their nutritional quality and stability, and we are able to provide you with high-quality solutions.
We also make a focus on the services which are systematically provided with the supply of the product : formulation expertise, enhance product valorization, advice on farm and nutrition management.
For all these reasons, Wisium is a major player in the global premix feed market.