Enzymes and the Optimization of Lower Value Feed Ingredients

As the price of feed ingredients continue to rise, poultry producers will need to increase the use of alternative, lower cost ingredients to mix into their feed. Some of these lower cost ingredients include the by-products of animal production, the use of which makes economic and environmental sense.  Enzymes can assist in recovering the nutritional…

Natural Feed Enzymes and the “Low Emission Chicken”

Most chickens and pigs in the United States are raised in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). By congregating and feeding thousands of animals in a controlled area, CAFOs increase the efficiency of animal production. However, these operations also produce large amounts of waste that, if not properly managed, can have a detrimental impact on the…

5 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Protease Feed Enzyme

Poultry producers have been using commercial feed enzymes since the late 1980s to improve the digestibility of feed. Phytases were the first enzymes to gain commercial acceptance, and carbohydrases were introduced soon after. As described in a previous blog post, when added to feed, phytase maximizes the available phosphorous essential for cell growth and repair,…

Maximize Animal Nutrition, Maximize ROI

In our previous blog post, we looked into the economic and public health implications of poor animal health. We also explained how a different animal health strategy—one that relies on vaccines and natural feed additives instead of antibiotics—can help prevent the occurrence and spread of animal diseases. In this post, we will expound on this…

BRI Supports Publication of NCSU Poultry Science Department History

July 20, 2012 (Research Triangle Park, NC). BioResource International, Inc. (BRI) announces the publication of the definitive history of the Department of Poultry Science at NC State University. The publication of this history, compiled by Department Head Emeritus Gerald B. Havenstein, was partially funded by BRI. The 474-page volume about the department and other poultry-related programs at…