Managing Vitamin Nutrition

Selected Species

High-quality vitamins at the right amount supports your poultry health, welfare, and sustainable production.

What can affect vitamin levels

  • Vitamins are essential micronutrients required for poultry, but flock needs vary based on multiple factors
  • During feed processing, vitamin stability directly impacts feed costs and vitamin efficacy
  • Vitamin bioavailability influences how much of the vitamins fed are being used by the bird and how much is going to waste
  • Vitamin metabolism in the bird can be affected by mycotoxins in the feed
  • Vitamin production and poultry production can be used as measurement tools to help calculate the environmental impact

Vitamin Nutrition Solution

Vitamins should be supplemented and adjusted based on the sub-species, age, and needs of the poultry flock. Vitamins with high stability reduce feed costs and waste while vitamins with high bioavailability ensure that the nutrients are being utilized by the birds, not just fed to them.

By deactivating mycotoxins in the feed, vitamin metabolism can be improved. In a drive for more sustainable production, use tools and services which accurately measure the environmental footprint of feed and poultry production. DSM provides comprehensive solutions for optimal vitamin utilization, ensuring a return on your investment.

Portfolio offering

  • OVN Optimum Vitamin Nutrition®

    OVN Optimum Vitamin Nutrition® is about feeding animals high quality vitamins, produced with the lowest environmental footprint, in the right amounts, appropriate to their life stage and growing conditions, to optimize: • Animal Health and Welfare ▶ good for animals • Animal Performance ▶ good for farmers • Food Quality & Food Waste ▶ good for consumers and the planet

  • Hy-D®

    Hy-D® is the fast track vitamin D3 source, for a strong skeleton and better performance.

  • Mycofix®

    The Mycofix® portfolio of feed additives represents the most state-of-the-art solution for protecting animal health by deactivating mycotoxins that contaminate farm animal feed. Its safety and efficacy are proven by 7 EU authorizations for substances that deactivate mycotoxins.

  • Sustell™

    Sustell™ is an intelligent sustainability service that combines the most advanced environmental foot printing calculation tool with expert sustainability, animal production and nutritional knowledge to create tailor-made, practical solutions and business development projects that enhance the environmental sustainability and profitability of animal farming. Sustell™ unlocks the value of animal production sustainability.

Efficient and sustainable poultry solutions

Poultry feed can amount to 70% of your overall production costs. Efficient nutrient utilization ensures healthy development, boosts productivity and improves performance. Learn about how at DSM we can help you drive your flock’s performance and profitability with confidence.

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