Omega-3 Fatty Acid

“The transfer of carotenoids from the microalgae to the egg yolk provides an additional benefit for microalgal supplementation, next to the enrichment with n-3 LC-PUFA,” wrote the researchers. Photo: iStockPhoto

Microalgae supplements show hen egg enrichment potential

By Stephen Daniells

Supplementing the diet of laying hens with the microalgae Phaeodactylum tricornutum and Isochrysis galbana boosted the omega-3 and carotenoid profile in the yolk of the eggs, says a new study from Belgium.

The venture has generated over €8m in post-tax profits each year since 2009

Irish firm sells 50% stake in Austevoll fish oil JV


Irish company Origin Enterprises has sold its 50% stake in its fish and omega-3 oil JV, Welcon Invest AS, to its Norwegian JV partner, Austevoll Seafoods for €93m (740m NOK) as it focuses on agricultural activities.