Feed Tags: Reading Between the Lines

Looking at feed tags can be overwhelming. The technical jargon is seemingly designed to confuse and frustrate all who dare to read the tag. To help you navigate your feed tag, here is a list of commonly used feed additives and how they are defined within the ingredient statement.

Name                                         Descriptor on Tag                                                                   
Amaferm Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Product
Bio-Chlor Dried Condensed Extracted Glutamic Acid Fermentation Product, Dried Condensed Corn Fermentation Solubles, Wheat Middlings
Bio-Mos Hydrolyzed Yeast
Celmanax Hydrolyzed Yeast, Yeast Extract, Yeast Culture
Comax 100 Calcium Carbonate, Cobalt Carbonate, Lactic Acid, Diatomaceous Earth, Mineral Oil
DCAD Plus Potassium Carbonate
Diamond V XP Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae Yeast Culture
Dynamate Potassium Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate
Energy Booster 100 Animal and Vegetable Fat (preserved with BHT)
Geobond Diatomaceous Earth, Montmorillonite Clay
Integral A+ Hydrolyzed Yeast, Cereals Distillers Dried Solubles, Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminosilicate, Fat Product Feed Grade
Jefo Vicomb Choline Chloride, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin # Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
Jefo Vicomb P+ Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin E Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
Lactiferm Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product
MegaLac Calcium Salts of Long Chain Fatty Acids (preserved with Ethoxyquin)
Metasmart DL-Methionine Hydroxy Analogue Isopropyl Ester
MFP-Novus DL-Methionine Hydroxy Analogue Calcium, Calcium Hydroxide, Natural & Artificial Flavor
Min-Ad Magnesium Limestone
Mycolock Propionic Acid, Ammonium Hydroxide
Optigen II Urea, Vegetable Oil, Beta Carotene, BHT, Citric Acid
Smartamine M Rumen-protected DL-Methionine
Zinpro 40 Zinc Methionine Complex
Zinpro Availa-4 Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Cobalt Glucoheptonate