GOS is the foundation of gut health and can provide significant health benefits in animals, such as improved animal welfare, productivity and the potential to reduce antibiotic consumption.
Evidence suggests that, when eliminating or limiting the use of antibiotics in livestock, prebiotics can improve Feed Conversion Ratios, increase Average Daily Gain and improve animal welfare. Also, data suggest that in poultry, these feed ingredients can help reduce bacterial carcass contamination by reducing the intestinal bacterial load of organisms such as Campylobacter and Salmonella.
Nutrabiotic® GOS, available directly from Dairy Crest, is the brand name for GOS in animal nutrition applications for chickens, pigs, calves, aquaculture and companion animals.
Academic and farm trials using Nutrabiotic® GOS in chicken and piglet feed have shown potential benefits. These include over 10% increase in weight gain, over 10% improvement in feed efficiency, greater beneficial bacterial counts and improved nutrient absorption. In poultry, these potential benefits also included a reduction in Campylobacter contamination.
At our Davidstow facility, Nutrabiotic® GOS is manufactured to tight physical, chemical and microbial requirements. Current annual production is up to 13,500 tonnes per annum with the modular design of the site allowing us to easily scale up capacity to more than 35,000 tonnes per annum. This safeguarded continuity of supply means we can meet your business’ needs both now, and in the future.
The Livestock Gut Health Forum was founded in 2017, with the aim of providing thought-provoking comment and consensus on the role of prebiotics, probiotics and volatile fatty-acids in improving gut health – with an initial focus on GOS. The role of the forum is for like-minded scientists and researchers involved in improving gut health to review the latest scientific evidence. In its continued quest to support the animal husbandry industry, Dairy Crest sponsors the forum.
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Dairy Crest is at the forefront of research into GOS and gut health. Investment in a state of the art research and product development facility at Harper Adams University is testament to our commitment to gut health.
Dairy Crest is the leading UK owned dairy foods manufacturer. Following a £20M capital investment, we have recently completed a new GOS production facility at our Davidstow site in Cornwall.
It is here that Dairy Crest’s Nutrabiotic® GOS is manufactured to rigorous physical, chemical and microbial standards. The Davidstow site has the following accreditations: FSCC 220000, ISO 14001, FEMAS, BRC and AFS.
Current annual production is up to 13,500 tonnes with the modular design of the site allowing us to easily scale up capacity to more than 35,000 tonnes per year. This safeguarded continuity of supply means we can meet your business’ needs both now, and in the future.Find out more
Nutrabiotic® GOS is available in a range of formulations:
(minimum 70% Galacto-oligosaccharides on a dry basis)
(minimum 65% Galacto-oligosaccharides on a dry basis)
(dry blend, minimum 70% Galacto-oligosaccharides)