We offer the best product in the market
Giving piglets the best start in life
Agilia believe passionately that solving the global protein challenge means we need to look at many different solutions, tailoring products to specific animal and life-stage needs.
AlphaSoy, our flagship brand, is an alternative protein source that has been carefully engineered to unlock the natural functional properties of soya, improving the value it delivers to young animals, giving them more nutrition and more value from a single ingredient.
Antibiotic free feeding systems
AlphaSoy is the world’s best performing protein source for piglets, it is designed and produced to drive optimal health and performance in antibiotic free feeding systems.
How do we achieve this?
16% higher Net Energy than other soya products
Increased digestibility of all key amino acids by 3% Healthy fibre profile:
1. Highest levels of digestible carbohydrates of all comparable soya's
2. Lowest levels of fermentable carbohydrated - to reduce instances of diarrhoea
- ANF’s reduced to safe levels
In our collective studies we discovered:
- High protein content in SPC does not result in better performance
- Long-held belief that ANF’s are ALL BAD may not be entirely true, recent studies into the role of SB Oligosaccharides suggest they may act as a Prebiotic.
- The fibre structure of SBM can be altered during processing to improve its functionality
- Fermentable carbohydrates in SBM can have a detrimental effect on piglet gut health if not managed.
- A combination of enzymatic and gentle thermos mechanical treatment of soy seems to produce the best quality protein for piglets.
As a results of its unique design and manufacturing process AlphaSoy delivers better feed performance (gain, intake and FCR) than all competing soya protein sources. It also delivers the same performance as animal proteins but at a much lower cost.
Know your feed
The AlphaSoy manufacturing process is a gentle enzymatic thermo-mechanical treatment which improves the digestibility of the protein in soybean meal (SBM), unlocking additional nutritional potential by increasing the digestibility of all key Amino Acids by 3%
Our manufacturing process also creates a product with a healthy fibre profile which is ideal for piglets. This is achieved through altering the carbohydrate balance in the SBM.
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AlphaSoy has a higher 'NE' value
It is not widely known but the fermentable carbohydrates in SBM can cause diarrhoea and reduce feed intake in piglets, as such the levels of Fermentable Carbohydrates in AlphaSoy are reduced to the lowest possible to mitigate any negative impact on gut health.
In contrast a higher % of digestible carbohydrates will provide more energy in a far more easily digestible format enabling the piglet to make best use of the nutrients available, this is why we designed AlphaSoy to contains the highest levels of digestible carbohydrates of all comparable soya products.
This unique energy profile gives AlphaSoy an un-matched Net Energy value – up to 16% higher than other soya product.
Our process also enables us to reduce the ANF’s in SBM to safe levels but we leave in a small proportion of Soybean Oligosaccharides (SBOS) because trials show (Zhou 2014, Yang 2016) that the presence of SBOS can have a beneficial effect on piglet gut health through lowering levels of potentially harmful bacteria such as e-coli and streptococcus.
Our manufacturing controls are designed to create a superior quality product – our tests show that we are able to:
Consistently reduce Trypsin Inhibitor Activity (TIA) by up to 70%
Reduce Glycinin and B-conglycinin levels in SBM by at least 50%
13-TIMES INTERNATIONAL TEST WINNER