Enzyme technology profits DDGS fed birds
Broiler producers looking for lower feed costs with
DDGS can save around $9 per tonne, without loosing bird performance, according
to the latest research from Danisco Animal Nutrition.
Two trials conducted by Auburn University and Purdue University, USA,
showed that adding both a new generation phytase (PhyzymeÂ® XP) together with
xylanase, amylase and protease enzymes (AvizymeÂ® 1502) to corn soy broiler diets
containing 10% corn DDGS improved bodyweight gain and feed efficiency.
Bodyweight gain was improved by around 5-8% and feed conversion improved by up
to 11 points (6%).
In the trial conducted by Auburn University, the enzyme combination was
also added to a lower cost diet reduced in energy by 80kcals/kg feed and
containing 0.1% lower available phosphorus and lower calcium. At 56 days of age,
broiler liveweight gain was significantly improved (8%) and feed conversion
numerically improved (4 points) compared to broilers fed a standard corn soy
diet containing 10% corn DDGS.
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