What Natural Oils Can Be Added to Animal Feed for Nutrition?

Adding natural oils to animal feed is an excellent way to offer enhanced nutrition and wellness benefits. Cold-pressed seed oils in particular yield the purest, highest quality natural products that in turn present health benefits to the animals ingesting them.

Just like organic foods are better for your wellness and digestion — they are for animals too, as long as you focus on premium products that are naturally sourced.

Why should you consider natural oils in your animal nutrition products?

First and foremost — there’s an ever-increasing demand from consumers for natural animal products. They want to treat their animals well (whether they’re pets or livestock) and that means feeding them well. Most off-the-shelf animal feeds don’t inherently offer the benefits that formulations boosted by added natural oils can. Benefits like:

  • Essential Fatty Acids. Natural oils are a rich source of essential fatty acids, including omega-3 and omega-6, benefiting animals’ immune systems, reproductive health and helping them maintain a healthy skin and coat.
  • Immune Support. The fatty acids present in natural oils contribute to enhanced immune function, bolstering animals’ ability to resist diseases and infections.
  • Reproductive Health. Incorporating natural oils into animal nutrition products supports reproductive health, helping ensure optimal breeding conditions for livestock.
  • Vitamins and Antioxidants. Natural oils contain many vitamins and antioxidants that contribute to the overall well-being of animals, supporting both their physiology and longevity.
  • Palatability. With livestock animals — chickens in particular — the right blend of seed oils added to their feed can help mask the bitter taste of vitamin additives, leading to better consumption and overall healthier animals.
  • A Natural Alternative to AGPs. Natural oils continue to receive attention as a potential natural alternative to antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) currently included in many types of animal feed.

Botanic Innovations’ Seed Oils for Animal Nutrition

Organic black cumin seed oil

Organic Black Cumin Seed Oil

Organic Black Cumin Seed Oil is known for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant properties, making it a leading supporter of animal digestive health and immune support when included in feed formulations.

organic flax seed oil

Organic Flax Seed Oil

Organic Flax Seed Oil helps promote overall animal wellness with it’s omega-3 rich nutritional profile that supports cardiovascular health and inflammation reduction.

organic pumpkin seed oil

Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil

Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil contains all eight types of Vitamin E as well as naturally occurring tocotrienols, tocopherols and more that support urinary health, lower inflammation and promote healthy coats and skin.

organic chia seed oil

Organic Chia Seed Oil 

Organic Chia Seed Oil is more than 60% omega-3 fatty acid — one of the highest of any plant source! It’s helpful in animal nutrition formulations due to having no color and a mild flavor, making its nutritional benefits as palatable as possible.

organic cranberry seed oil

Organic Cranberry Seed Oil

Organic Cranberry Seed Oil contains fatty acids and has antioxidant properties — all very good for animals! It also boasts a beneficial balance of essential fatty acids, all eight forms of Vitamin E and more.

A Natural Future for Animal Nutrition

Embracing a natural approach to animal nutrition not only meets consumer expectations for animal welfare but also contributes to a sustainable and healthier future in animal nutrition.

Using organic, nutrient-dense seed oils and powder blends in your formulations helps you create feed that benefits your business, your consumers, their animals and the world. 

At Botanic Innovations, we’ve been cold pressing in small batches for over 20 years. We’d love to help you create the formulation you’ve been dreaming of. 

If you already know what you need, we welcome you to request a quote or sample.