How to Accurately Compare Enzyme Feed Additives

Increasing feed costs are leading many producers to consider the use of alternative or local feed ingredients, even with their drawbacks such as anti-nutritional factors or increased presence of indigestible non-starch polysaccharides (NSPs). Fortunately, there are many enzyme feed additive products on the market today that can address these problems. With an abundance of available…

Varying Xylan Content in Feed Formulations Require Optimal Enzyme Solutions

Substrates for enzymes are present in differing amounts, based upon feed formulation (i.e. corn, wheat, rye, barley). Each feed grain contains varying amounts of non-starch polysaccharides (NSPs), which are considered anti-nutritional factors because they are not digested by poultry.  NSPs bind nutrients and increase the viscosity of digesta material, which leads to negative effects on…

What Does the Post-Pelleting Recovery Number Tell Us About Enzyme Thermostability?

As more enzyme feed additives become available, animal producers have increasing interest in using them to improve gut health, nutrition, and performance. However, selecting the right enzyme additives to meet individual producers’ specific needs and situations is challenging.  One common area of concern is selecting an enzyme that will be added to the feed prior…

How to Interpret Animal Feeding Trial Data

Innovative high-tech companies in the animal health and nutrition space are continuously developing and commercializing novel solutions to improve profitability for livestock producers. While studying the new product in vitro may provide an understanding of physical and biochemical properties of the product, animal feeding trial data is an essential component for evaluating the value of…

Three Reasons pH Impacts Enzyme Selection

One of the largest problems facing poultry producers is the rising cost of feed, which accounts for up to 70% of total expenses. Enzyme feed additives, which improve digestibility and release of nutrients to the bird, allow producers to manage feed costs while optimizing performance and ROI, using either a re-formulation or on-top feed strategy.…