Group

Founded in 2004, Désialis was born out of a collective approach by alfalfa and sugar beet pulp producers to develop sales of their French dehydrated products intended for animal nutrition.

Modern and efficient production facilities, all part of a sustainable development approach, control the technologies and processes, and allow Désialis to offer safe products that comply with standards, suited to the increasing requirements of animal nutrition.

From the agronomic pathway of the plants through to factory processing and sale of the products, each stage is defined and strictly controlled.

Storage, formulation and blending silos ensure the availability of our products, safety of supply and a perfect match between production and the needs of our customers.

Désialis has developed a strong product segmentation policy in order to be able to anticipate and meet the requirements of various animal sectors. A strategy that is consistent with our market approach: constantly adapting our products to the demands of our markets.

50% of our sales are now exported, the result of a globalised geographical positioning of our markets that we will pursue and develop to meet these new needs.

Desialis, a responsible and sustainable commitment

Million tons
1,8

Million tons

of alfalfa, sugar beet pulp, distiller wheat grain and dehydrated blended feeds.
dehydration sites
25

dehydration sites

grouped in the form of agricultural cooperatives, all located in France.
Storage and formulation centers
3

Storage and formulation centers

optimize production and supply management, as well as blended feeds and packaging.

Organisation

A shared synergy

Désialis markets the production of 25 dehydration plants, either agricultural cooperatives or industrial groups; they represent the planters, the leading players in our sector. The production sites are all in France, mostly in the North-East of the country.

Shared objectives

  • Continuous improvement of our products,
  • Optimisation of their nutritional performance,
  • And matching them to the demands of animal nutrition markets.

Shared dedication

A shared approach to sustainable development at every stage of production and sales: Energy management (ISO 50001) – control of energy consumption – use of biomass – reduction in CO2 emissions, etc.

Désialis’ offer to animal nutrition professionals, both in France and abroad:

tons of alfalfa
800000
tons of alfalfa
tons of sugar beet pulp
800000
tons of sugar beet pulp
tons of distiller wheat grains
200000
tons of distiller wheat grains

Know-how

The dehydration process requires specific know-how, since various raw materials are processed by the dehydration plants with a view to diversifying the commercial offer for Animal Nutrition. The unique drying process allows for the preservation and conservation of the nutritional qualities of the fresh plant.
Alfalfa is the crop behind the development of the dehydration plant activity, for which services range from agronomic management through to alfalfa processing. The dehydration plants also process sugar beet pulp, a by-product of French sugar production. class="highlight">Smaller productions are processed at dedicated sites, such as:
  • dry wheat grain from the production of wheat-based bioethanol,
  • grape pulp from the pomace of Champagne and Burgundy vineyards, after removal of the alcohol and seeds and enriched with stems,
  • apple pomace

Packaging center

7 storage units dedicated to different qualities, to respond quickly to all requests, 2000 m2 of packaged product storage to:

  • Anticipate your needs
  • Minimise the lead time from order to loading
  • An optimum response time except for CAE products, which are packaged to order to maintain optimum product quality.
  • All bags are palletised and shrink wrapped.
  • A loading bay to facilitate loading of trucks. One truck loaded every 30 minutes.

Loading to silo

The qualities received (cut and plant-processed products) are very variable, so loading to silo allows them to be homogenised.


Homogenisation

The different qualities of alfalfa received and stored in our silos are mixed to obtain batches of uniform quality.

Storage

All the batches are checked, analysed, identified and then stored in dedicated compartments.

Formulation

The various homogenised batches are blended to produce our different commercial specialities. These are guaranteed by contract.

Adding the best value to the plant production of our network of producer-shareholders, by rationalising structures to improve commercial efficiency.

Désialis is a decisive contact for buyers, having a presence with most of the major French and European players in animal nutrition – whether cooperatives or private groups.

We have developed a partnership with animal nutrition professionals in order to better support farmers in the management of their livestock production.

The constant monitoring of international markets allows Désialis to continue its export development.

Growth potential is moving towards global exportation for both alfalfa and sugar beet pulp.

Markets in which Désialis is already present, but that we will continue to develop through technical and logistical collaborative work with our partners in order to provide the products best suited for specific local uses.

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EXPERTISE DESIALIS

A third country experience that represents important opportunities.

Engagement

Thus at Désialis, several “processes” follow one another and interact to guarantee quality control and traceability throughout the chain:

Culture

The farmers, who guarantee the best care in cultivation, observe the Guide to Good Practice. Only seeds from the French Official Catalogue are used and they are all free from GMOs.

Harvest

Careful planning of the harvest schedule organised by the plant optimises the different growing cycles, with five cuts per year.

Production

The process best preserves the quality of the product at its optimum level, from the field to the plant.

Storage

Uniform batches of consistent quality throughout the year are guaranteed by the standardised storage procedures. Storage under inert gas and at low temperature ensures preservation of the xanthophylls.

Delivery

Each shipment is accompanied by an analysis certificate to allow precision monitoring of the quality, guaranteed by contract, of the batches received.

The experience and day-to-day practice of quality assurance gives us the know-how to manage standard procedures, from the field to the customer, and to implement corrective and preventive actions when they are needed. Our control plan therefore includes the recording of all information from delivery, going back to the individual plots of alfalfa. The implementation of specific tools ensures good product traceability.

To ensure the food safety of the animals, the production of all our products integrates the FCA system, the FCA certification confirm that our products are manufactured and delivered in compliance with the HACCP rules.
ISO 9001 is an international standard that specifies the basic requirements that the Desialis quality management system meets.
We offer a range of products certified organic farming, and some of our products meet the particular specifications of farming systems in organic farming.
According to the FEI rules, we guarantee through this logo that our products for horse feed are systematically analyzed and are therefore free from the main Naturally Occuring Prohibited Substances (NOPS).

« Our quality commitment: ensuring the correct interaction and smooth running of all processes, both for the client and for the teams involved. »