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ALBAC®

The key for performance optimization

Looking to optimize performance?  ALBAC®, Type A Medicated Article, is a granular feed additive that works to increase the rate of weight gain while improving feed efficiency with proven, consistent performance and no predisposition to resistance development.

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  • Efficacious and economical, ALBAC® provides: 

    • Proven, consistent performance
    • Increases rate of weight gain
    • Improves feed efficiency
    • Low treatment cost per finished ton
    • Easy handling with granular formula
    • No withdrawal period needed
    • No VFD required (not medically important)

    References

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  • ALBAC® Feed Medication guidelines:

    For increased rate of weight gain and improved feed efficiency in growing/finishing pigs, feed 10-50 grams of ALBAC per ton.

    Mixing directions

    Prepare an intermediate premix containing 5 grams per pound by mixing 1 lb of ALBAC 50 in 9 lbs. of soybean meal or ground corn. Add 0.8 to 10 lbs. of intermediate premix per ton of Type C medicated feed.

    Levels are minimum and maximum quantities. The bacitracin zinc concentration may be varied between these levels.

    Packaging 

    ALBAC is packaged in a 50-pound, multiwall paper bag with protective barrier ply.

    Store in a protected location and avoid excessive heat. Keep the package closed to avoid contamination.

    FDA Status

    ALBAC is a Category I drug and does not require a feedmill license for manufacture of medicated feeds. No veterinary feed directive (VFD) is required.

  • Use only as directed.

    Not for human use.

    Expiration period is 36 months from the date of manufacture.

    For use in dry feed only. Not for use in liquid medicated feeds.