After initial laboratory testing and real scale pilot plant testing, Aliphos will bring to the market Aliphos® SodiPhos, a monosodium phosphate which will be produced in our factory in Varna, Bulgaria with a content of 24% P and 18% Na.
Monosodium phosphate (MSP) is characterized by the fact that the phosphorus (P) is bound to sodium (Na) delivering a product which is almost completely water soluble.
Solubility of phosphorus of an inorganic feed phosphate is highly correlated with its availability or better digestible phosphorus content. The higher the solubility the higher the digestibility. However, this relation is not always very strict and to assess exact phosphorus digestibility values we still have to rely on animal trials. From literature it’s known that MSP has one of the highest digestible P-content amongst the feed phosphates on the market. See for example the summary of the values given by the CVB-table:
Because of the fact that SodiPhos contains sodium, it has special application features. SodiPhos can (partially) replace salt or sodium (bi)carbonate in feed formulations; this can play a role in the production of broiler feeds, in which the chlorine content should be limited. For milk cows before calving, SodiPhos can be used as a Ca-free phosphorus source. The phosphorus is instantly available for the rumen microbes, because of the high solubility, by this preventing any imbalance in rumen fermentation.
Other uses for SodiPhos are in baby piglet feeds, pet and horse food and not at least,
as a highly digestible P-source for aquatic feeds. Certainly for shrimp, SodiPhos (MSP) is often the product of choice, replacing MCP in the formulations because there is no demand for Ca by shrimp raised in brackish and salt water. A high Ca-level acts even as an antagonist and decreases the P-digestibility for shrimp.
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