Key catalysts – unlock unused nutrients.
Modern feedstuffs are precisely tailored to the energy and nutrient requirements of the animals. However, the animals cannot use some individual ingredients as the corresponding enzymes are lacking in the digestive system of poultry and pigs. Feed enzymes of the product group Enzy guarantee maximum utilisation of the feed by making important nutrients and energy available to the animal.
Vegetable phosphorous is virtually indigestible for monogastric animals. P-availability only increases through supplementation of phytase, which then allows the use of environmentally friendly formulations with low total contents of P.
Grain, as well as by-products from starch and alcohol extraction, contain significant quantities of non-starch polysaccharides (NSP) which are located in the plant cell wall. NSP possess various functions and are primarily significant for the degradation of vegetable cell wall structures. NSP show anti-nutritional characteristics in monogastric animals. These properties cause an increased occurrence of physiological and morphological effects in the intestine. Insoluble NSPs lock up valuable nutrients and these nutrients are thus unavailable for digestion. At the same time, interactions with intestinal flora occur. Suitable NSP-degrading enzymes break down NSP, thus increasing feed conversion and the performance of the animals.
Enzy products improve nutrient digestibility and contribute to an increase in animal performance. They allow greater flexibility in feed optimisation, help conserve limited resources and thus protect the environment.