In the field of nutrition and animal products, innovation makes it possible to respond to numerous challenges for livestock farmers: for example, improving economic performances in farms, contributing to the increased safety and quality of human nutrition, reducing animal medication and fostering animal welfare. This is why Avril is developing leading-edge research at the Sourches Innovation and Research Farm, whose mission is to think up the products and technologies that herald the farms of the future.
Redstim to make chicks grow
Developed by MiXscience, Redstim is an innovation both nutritional and technological, which gives chicks a real kick start in life. It received an award at the Rennes international animal product exhibition in 2014.
Chicks' first hours of life are crucial to the success of the farm. Guaranteeing their viability and well-being improves performance, and this phase requires a great deal of time. Redstim is a soluble powder in spray form, which contains sugar for energy, rehydration agents, antioxidants for immunity and pigments to stimulate consumption. To facilitate the farmers' task, the product is distributed through an automatic system.
Jean-Pierre Payot, in charge of biosecurity and nutritional specialities
Redstim is the first product released by MiXscience, our company specialising in animal feed and products . It is a unique product – efficient, economical and appealing to chicks. This innovation has been largely welcomed by farmers both within and outside France. Redstim is typical of the products we want to develop: highly innovative solutions representing considerable value for our customers.