In poultry nutrition, the use of enzymes holds great significance. Feed accounts for up to 70% of total #ProductionCost. This leads to a consistent increase in the price of feed ingredients and has been a notable constraint in most developing countries like India.
Consequently, #cheaper and non-conventional feed ingredients have to be used, containing a higher percentage of NSP and starch. While alternative ingredients are an economical option for feed producers, nutritive value and #Wellness of #PoultryBirds can highly suffer in this process. Thus, it is very important to ensure careful and balanced use of a mix of #Enzymes.
When it comes to cereals, the predominant NSP are Arabinoxylans (AX), Cellulose, and Beta-Glucans, which make up 80 to 90% in total. #Xylans or #Arabinoxylans (pentosans) are the most abundant #hemicelluloses in the cell walls of cereals. They have a direct #negative impact on energy availability of #monogastric diets largely due to the increasing digesta viscosity. Arabinoxylans (AX) represent the main NSP present in #wheat and #corn, comprising 7.3% and 4.7% of the DM and accounting for 52% and 65% of the total NSP, respectively. The AX content increases by around 20% in the cereal by-products like bran & DDGs. To overcome the anti-nutritional effects and nutrient stage of cereals, use of carbohydrases/NSpases #Maxizyme EX # Glucaxyl #Xylot EX have gained the momentum and are currently the most accepted performance enhancer enzyme segment in the poultry industry.
Protein nutrition is the second most contributor to poultry feed. Soybean Meal (SBM) is the most commonly used plant protein and it has about 85% of digestibility #Protoxy Forte. Mannas, however, together with pectins constitute the primary NSP part in the protein seed meal #SoyMeal. These non-starch polysaccharides are a diverse group of molecules with varying degrees of water solubility, size, and structure affecting the gut viscosity, physiology, digestibility and nutrient availability.
However, in the current times, the exorbitantly high prices of SBM has led to a challenge of profitable production to the poultry industry. But, careful selection of enzyme formulations #Protoxy Forte #Maxizyme EX for using protein rich alternatives, with variable digestibility quotient for crude protein and larger percentage of hemicellulose content, can help to overcome the cost & availability concerns.
When it comes to achieving optimum #production performance, #balancing and precision inclusion of nutrients in the poultry diets are of utmost importance. However, the feed ingredients commonly used are not digestible in the #poultry gut completely, additionally affecting the #digestive & other #physiological functioning of the gut.
=Nutrition not absorbed, is nutrition wasted=
Well in the case of poultry birds, they can utilise only 75 to 80% of the nutrients while the Energy and protein cost is more than 90% to the feed production cost. Thus, it’s not just the waste of nutrients but also the money.
More than 20% of the total plant protein in #feed remains undigested and excreted by #PoultryBirds. Thus, understanding the nutritional potential of diverse feed ingredients is crucial to improve bird performance and optimize feed cost.
In today’s competitive market, the use of feed enzymes in poultry has gained more acceptance. One of the most critical factors required to employ an enzyme regime in your nutritional program successfully is to determine and assess the nature and percentage of substrate present in the formulation. Apart from #NutritionalBenefits to the #Poultry, #EnzymeTechnology has now become an animal performance enhancement tool that benefits the producers from its advances.