Selko Feed Additives
Selko is the feed additives brand of Trouw Nutrition, a Nutreco company. Selko’s portfolio consists of natural feed additive solutions that add value to integrators, feed mills and farmers. Focus areas are salmonella control, feed safety, gut health in antibiotic-free production systems and trace mineral nutrition solutions. Selko solutions are offered as a complete package consisting of products, know-how and services. The Selko brand encompasses blends of organic acids, organic minerals, betaine and mycotoxin binders. Trouw Nutrition’s global sales organisation commercialises the Selko feed additives brand.
Feed preservation and intestinal health are focus areas
In an era of increasing volatility in raw material prices and availability, one of the challenges facing the animal nutrition industry is the ability to secure sufficient good quality raw materials. Changing climate conditions impact on quality parameters like bacterial counts, yeast and mould prevalence. Demand for feed-to-food safety is also higher. Adding effective additives to animal feed helps reduce harmful microorganisms and mycotoxins at various stages in the feed-to-food chain, leading to improved quality at feed mill and farm level, thereby supporting animal health and production.
Rising global concern about antibiotics requires sustainable strategies to maintain animal production, while significantly reducing antibiotic use. Strategies for maintaining the good health and performance of production animals are multi-disciplinary and combine good farm management practices, including biosecurity and hygiene procedures, optimal feeding programmes, breeding programmes and health management. Applying feed additives to animal feed supports its quality and can impact positively on gut integrity, thereby improving animal performance.
Selko® Feed Additives was founded as Selko B.V., in 1983, as a leading manufacturer of preservatives for raw materials and finished feed. When Selko became part of Nutreco, in 2002, the portfolio grew to include health and nutrition additives.
Selko commercialises its products through Trouw Nutrition’s global sales organisation. Trouw Nutrition is a global leader in innovative feed specialties, premixes and nutritional services for the animal nutrition industry. Since 1931, its feed-to-food solutions have met the needs of feed producers, integrators and home mixers. For more information please visit www.trouwnutrition.com.
Trouw Nutrition, a Nutreco company
Trouw Nutrition is part of Nutreco and innovation is what binds them together. In fact, innovation is at the heart of what Nutreco and Trouw Nutrition stand for. At Nutreco Application & Solution and R&D centres around the world, some 250 experts are continuously working on developing new ways to enable our customers to increase efficiency, maximise profits and make the most of their resources. This is the basis of Trouw Nutrition’s leadership in innovative feed specialties, premixes and nutritional models and services. For over 100 years, Nutreco and Trouw Nutrition have gathered a rich heritage of knowledge and experience for building their future.
How It's Made - Feed Additives
A sneak-peak behind the normally closed gates of Supply Point Tilburg, the main manufacturer of Trouw Nutrition’s feed additives. This 2-minute video gives you a short introduction to the production process of the organic acids blends that are manufactured here. It shows all aspects of the chain. From the moment an order is placed and planned, through supply of raw materials, laboratory checks, production and ultimately shipping of final products.