Feed represents the single-largest cost factor in producing animal protein. The challenge is to formulate a cost-efficient diet that fulfils the livestock’s nutritional needs. Screening and monitoring of incoming raw materials for feed formulation are indispensable in meeting this target.
AMINODat® 6.2, the most comprehensive animal nutrition database in the world, supports you in mastering the challenge. It comprises nutritional data of more than 600,000 feed ingredient samples from all over the world and over 31,000,000 analytical results. This powerful platform provides nutritional profiles, regression equations, amino acid digestibility coefficients and amino acid recommendations for different species. The continuously updated AMINODat® 6.2 database covers more than 1,800 feed ingredients. It is the perfect tool to optimize your feed formulations and benchmark incoming feed raw materials.
Working with the data
Put simply, AMINODat® 6.2 gives you quick feedback on the amino acid content of animal diets. Using the “Diet evaluation” functionality in combination with 90 ready-to-use species- and phase-specific amino acid recommendations, you can easily determine whether the amino acid content of a diet fulfills the animal’s needs and if the amino acid pattern is balanced. The inbuilt amino acid recommendations reflect the latest scientific developments and cover, for example, glycine equivalents for broilers. The tool also supports you in identifying which of the used feed ingredients contributes most to the dietary variation by illustrating the impact of variable feed ingredient quality on the combination of nutrients in the finished feeds. This helps you finetune sampling schedules and improve quality control.
Nutritional data covered by AMINODat® 6.2
- Proximates: dry matter, crude protein, ether extract, ash, crude fiber, NDF, ADF, starch, sugar
- Minerals: Ca, P, phytic P, Na, Mg, K
- Energy: gross energy, digestible energy, metaboliz- able energy and net energy
- Amino acids: essential and non-essential amino acids expressed as % in feed ingredient, as ratio to lysine and as % in crude protein
- Fatty acids: complete fatty acid profiles covering more than 60 fatty acids from C4:0 to C22:6n3
- Anti-nutritional factors: trypsin inhibitor activity in soybean products, 11 glucosinolates and erucic acid levels in rapeseed and mustard-seed products
- Processing indicators: protein dispersibility index (PDI), protein solubility in KOH, reactive lysine, reactive lysine to lysine ratio, processing conditions indicator in soybean, rapeseed and mustard-seed products
- Biogenic amines: 12 biogenic amines in silages and animal byproducts
Benefits of AMINODat® 6.2 at a glance
- The most up-to-date data available, from samples collected within the past five years and updated with fresh data on a twice-yearly basis
- Analyses with the highest level of relevance, based on over 1,800 raw materials used in the feed industry
- The widest scope of information in the industry, including over 600,000 samples from all over the world and more than 31,000,000 analytical results
- The most comprehensive database of amino acid digestibility coefficients, including updated and expanded coefficients for pigs and poultry
- Data presented on a global scale, a country-specific basis and in terms of quality, to deliver precisely the information you need
- In addition to mean values, information about the minimum, maximum, number of samples analyzed and the coefficient of variation – values that make the difference
What's in it for you?
First introduced in 1997, AMINODat® 6.2 is now recognized worldwide as the reference database for the nutritional composition of feed ingredients. From the initial version to today’s AMINODat® 6.2, the constant has always been an uncompromising pursuit of precision. Carefully collected by Evonik’s global team, the samples that make up our database undergo wet chemical analysis according to international standard methods. What follows is a thorough evaluation by an expert team. That is why you can depend on AMINODat® 6.2 for the best available information on the nutritional composition of feed ingredients.