Pursuing Performance with ButiPEARL™

In today’s production systems, better feed formulation does not translate to better animal performance. ButiPEARL is an encapsulated intestinally released butyric acid for animal diets. The proprietary embedded core encapsulation produced by Kemin allows for a sustained release throughout the intestinal tract. This helps enterocyte proliferation which leads to better villi growth, maximizing animal performance.

Better Absorption of Butyric Acid

Regressive line of the effect of butyrate source on shell strength on eggs from laying hens

Butyric acid is a by-product of microbial carbohydrate fermentation that occurs primarily in the large intestine. When added to feed, it quickly disappears in the upper digestive tract. Because butyrate is important for the development of epithelial cells, maintenance of mucosal integrity, and therefore healthy animal growth and performance, ButiPEARL was created.

ButiPEARL is an encapsulated source of butyric acid. The MicroPEARLS® encapsulation technology allows for superior handling and sustained release in the intestinal tract.


  • A molecular solution for enterocyte replication
  • Sustained release throughout the intestinal tract
  • High content of butyric acid (50%) encapsulated using unique MicroPEARLS spray freezing process


  • Superior handling characteristics with no odor or hygroscopic characteristics
  • No problems with other feed ingredients – great followability of premixes and feed
  • Full utilization of active ingredient along small and large intestine for a positive performance impact
  • Profitable application             

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