September, 4 2008


New enzyme technology boosts performance of pigs and poultry fed DDGS
Press Release

Pig and poultry producers looking for lower feed costs with distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) can use the latest developments in enzyme technology, according to Dr Alexandre Péron at the 42nd University of Nottingham Feed Conference.


As feed costs continue to escalate, by-products from the food and fuel ethanol industries can provide alternative, more cost-effective ingredient options for the nutritionist. The use of DDGS in animal feed has increased with the growth of the bioethanol industry. Whilst DDGS is potentially a cost effective and valuable feed ingredient, there are certain anti-nutritional factors which can limit its use in pig and poultry feed.


Dr Alexandre Peron, Technical Services Manager of Danisco Animal Nutrition, presented two posters which outlined how the latest developments in enzyme technology can improve the nutrient digestibility of pig and poultry diets containing DDGS.


A trial conducted by Auburn University, US, showed that adding both a new generation bacterial phytase (Phyzyme XP) together with xylanase, amylase and protease enzymes (Avizyme 1502) to corn-soy based broiler diets containing 10 percent corn DDGS improved bodyweight gain by 5-12 percent and feed efficiency by 3-5 percent.


Similarly in pigs, a trial showed that adding both the new-generation phytase (Phyzyme XP) together with a highly effective xylanase (Porzyme 9300) to a corn-soy based diet containing 20 percent corn DDGS significantly improved digestible energy by 5.6 percent (175 kcal/kg, 0.73 MJ/kg), ileal amino acid digestibility by 4-8 percent and increased phosphorus digestibility from 22-51 percent.


Danisco Animal Nutrition, a business unit of leading global food ingredient specialist Danisco A/S (Denmark), pioneered the development and use of enzymes and betaine in animal nutrition.

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