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Flavour Improver Animal Feed Additive

Technology Overview

Animals rely heavily on their sense of smell and taste to evaluate desirable feed. Unpleasant feed can result in animals having reduced feed consumption, leading to an incomplete nutritional profile and hence poor return on investment for producers. The number of taste buds in ruminants is approximately 3 times in humans, thereby allowing better response to feed flavour enhancers.

The technology, Lemofit, a powder feed flavour additive, is capable to mask unpalatable flavour by creating aroma to stimulate animals feed consumption using fermentation. Lemofit contains inoculum (Rhizopus sp and Aspergillus niger) and demineralised and deproteinated chitin specifically formulated for ruminant feeds (cow, goat, sheep). This flavour improver animal feed additive will interest potential partners such as animal farms and feedstock manufacturers.

The preferred mode of collaborations are licensing and open for research collaboration.

Technology Features, Specifications and Advantages

The technology allows for rapid fermentation using specific minerals, protein, and inoculum (Rhizopus sp and Aspergillus niger). The formulation consists of organic material that is sustainable and environmentally friendly. The resulting feed additive has a specific aroma that can increase the appetite of ruminants. The use of Lemofit may increase the palatability of animal feed up to 15-25%, and in turn, increase animal performance.

Potential Applications

The global animal feed additive is projected to reach USD 31,387 million by 2025 and the Asia Pacific dominated and witness the highest growth rate due to improving household incomes and changing consumer tastes. Lemofit is used as a cost-effective flavour improver feed additive for cows. However, there is potential for Lemofit to be included in feed for other ruminants such as goat and sheep.

Customer Benefit

  • Increase in palatability of animals up to 15-25%
  • Increase dry matter intake and nutrients
  • Can be used to mask possible changes in raw materials, unpalatable byproducts, and the bitter tastes of vitamins or minerals
  • Recycling raw material
  • Low-cost technology
Contact Person

Pradhini Digdoyo


BRIN (Sustainable Food and Nutrition)

Technology Category

  • Foods
  • Ingredients
  • Life Sciences
  • Agriculture & Farming

Technology Readiness Level


Feed, additive, flavor improver, worm, cattle, ruminant