Technology and Innovation

 Emerging Issues


FIAAA members
offer traditional and innovative feed ingredient and additive solutions

As the national industry association, FIAAA represents its members.

We contribute to the development of policies and legislation relevant to existing and novel technologies in our industry.

We promote safe feed for animals – 

Certification to the FIAAA code of practice ensures the safety of new products in the market.

Find out how some of our products contribute:

Feed Ingredients and Additives

Organic trace minerals

Organic trace minerals, or chelates, are combined with organic molecules for addition to feed. They include zinc, copper, iron, selenium, manganese, and cobalt and are essential for good health and growth.

Sugar based products

Molasses is a by-product of sugar cane. It is used as an energy source. It is also helpful for improving palatability and reducing the dustiness of feed.


Stabilisers are a broad group of feed additives with many different uses. One way stabilisers are used is to help keep the structure of the feed so the farmer can handle it easily.


Antioxidants help feed efficiency.  They stop breakdown of vitamins, oils and amino acids. Without antioxidants, lower nutrient and energy values could mean livestock need to eat more.  


Electrolytes are important for normal nerve and muscle function. Supplements can be needed in hot weather or in animals under stress.

Organic acids

Organic acids have antibacterial effects in feed, helping it keep longer. They also inhibit pathogenic bacteria in the gut and improve animal health.


Enzymes speed up chemical reactions. They are included for improved digestion and conversion of feed into nutrients.

Amino acids

Amino acids are needed to build and repair muscles.  Most come from protein in the feed but supplements are important to ensure livestock obtain the essential amino acids that may be missing from the diet.

Direct fed microbials

Direct fed microbials have an impact on the immune response, overall health and performance. They work in several ways, including excluding pathogenic bacteria from the gut, producing nutrients and stimulating enzyme production.


Vitamins are essential nutrients with many uses from converting feed into energy to assisting with bone growth, healing wounds and helping the immune system. Vitamin supplements have strategic use in good nutritional management.


Phytobiotics are added to feed to improve performance. They come from leaves, roots, tubers or fruits of herbs, spices and other plants. They may be available in solid, dried, and ground forms, or as extracts (essential oils)

Essential oils

Essential oils have several properties including antimicrobial, antioxidative and anti-inflammatory effects, enhancement of feed palatability and improved gut health. They can have a role as antibiotic alternatives.

Mycotoxin binders & deactivators

Mycotoxins are toxins produced when moulds grow in feed ingredients,  reducing the health and productivity of livestock. As the names suggest, mycotoxin binders and deactivators prevent the terrible effects of mycotoxins on animals, by stopping their activity.


Ionophores increase feed efficiency by improving digestion and fermentation in the gut.  Less energy wasting methane and carbon dioxide is produced. For the farmer, increased feed efficiency means greater productivity


Flavours are used to enhance palatability of feed to maximise consumption and reduce waste.


Betaine saves feed costs by increasing digestion efficiency. Betaine also reduces heat stress impacts by keeping up feed intake and yield. Milk from cows and eggs from poultry, for example.