March 23, 2023
Anpario's Orego-Stim found to help egg producers achieve more with less
Independent international manufacturer and distributor of natural animal feed additives Anpario plc recently conducted a meta-analysis study on its leading oregano essential oil (OEO) additive, Orego-Stim.
Collating results from layer trials conducted across the globe over a seven-year period, the results showed that Orego-Stim consistently supports layer performance with more saleable eggs, as well as an improved feed efficiency and liveability.
Highlights from the analysis include an average of eight more eggs per hen and a 2% average improvement in layer liveability. As a result of the economic gain, associated with greater production and improved bird health, producers benefited from a profitable average return on investment (ROI), with a potential ROI of 6:1.
Hens fed Orego-Stim showed consistent evidence of greater egg production, including improved persistency of lay and higher peak production, irrespective of geography, management systems or breed.
In addition, hens demonstrated a clear improvement in feed efficiency when supplemented with Orego-Stim, with 11% less feed required on average for each egg produced. For 100,000 hens with an average feed consumption of 110g/head/day for 62 weeks, this could equate to feed savings of 525MT.
Laura Corbett, Anpario's poultry product manager, said: "These impressive feed efficiency results could result in truckloads of savings for layer producers. Supplementation of natural phytogenics, such as those developed from oregano essential oil (OEO), are a sustainable tool for success, and 100% natural OEO provides a multitude of well-documented properties and benefits. These include antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory and antioxidant functions, all of which have a role in supporting optimal gut health, layer performance and quality egg production.
"It's exciting to see the results from all these trials come together, as it demonstrates the consistency of Orego-Stim across different countries, systems and breeds. Consistent results come from consistent ingredients and Orego-Stim is a prime example of this."
Corbett added: "Developed from a unique oregano species, with frequent quality control checks from crop harvest to finished product production, high quality is guaranteed batch after batch, which is vital for producers to ensure superior product performance every time."