The main principle of ruminant nutrition is the usage of maximum amount of quality preserved forage and supplementing it with the necessary quantities of concentrate. In the intensive feeding of non-ruminants shall be used solely concentrate mixtures with optimal chemical composition. By using different feed additives, maximum utilization of the nutritional value of meals can be achieved, which leads to increased production and improving the quality of food of animal origin.

The additives, added in small quantities, improve the nutritional value of meals for animals, respectively they potentiate the beneficial and reduce the harmful effects. The industrial production of feed is continuously increasing the number of used additives, so today many different additives are used with a tendency of continuous increase.