Meat and Egg Quality

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Reduce condemnations and food wastage, improve meat and egg product quality to expand your market potential, and uniquely differentiate your brands with specialty products.

Importance of meat and egg quality

  • As the poultry production increases to meet the continuously growing market demand, it’s also essential to ensure the quality of poultry products.
  • To achieve top poultry meat quality, there should be minimal defects in conformation or broken bones with intact skin and fat covering, black bone syndrome, woody breast syndrome, on top of reduced drip loss and improved tenderness.
  • Important aspects of egg quality are clean, intact shells, with clear and firm whites and minimal defects in the yolk.
  • In some niche markets, a more golden colored yolk, skin, and shanks are attributed to higher quality, premium products that can also be used as a differentiation factor in the competitive market.
  • Therefore, the needs for meat and egg quality in poultry production are:
    • Ensuring high quality meat and egg products
    • Enabling differentiation opportunities for meat and egg products

Meat and Egg Quality Portfolio Offering

Optimizing skeletal health and eggshell quality by providing the most bioavailable vitamin D source reduces the opportunity for bone and eggshell breakage during processing and supports muscle development for fewer muscle myopathies. Yolk, skin, and shank color can be improved through carotenoids and using a digital yolk fan can help recommend dosage.

Providing optimal vitamin nutrition to birds ensures good health, productivity, food quality and nutritional value and can further improve meat and egg quality attributes. Using a monitoring system such as blood biomarkers can help determine if birds are fed optimal vitamin nutrition to meet their needs, and effects on the environmental footprint can be calculated using sustainability measurements.


  • Hy-D®

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


    We offer additives that allow consistent delivery of precisely-pigmented egg yolks, poultry skin and fish.

  • 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.

  • Verax™

    Harness the power of data to get a deeper understanding of the overall health, productivity and welfare of your animals.

  • 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

Promote your product with confidence

Differentiating poultry products as safe, high quality, and sustainable protein sources is the focus of every producer. By helping to reduce waste and to improve food security sustainably, we at dsm-firmenich support you to deliver premium poultry products to build your reputation in the market with confidence.


Meat Quality

Consumers want meat and meat products that:

  • Are safe
  • Have a good appearance
  • Have an acceptable shelf life
  • Taste good and are nutritious

Our expertly developed products help our customers supply the meat that today’s health- and quality-conscious consumers demand.

Main Benefits

The animal’s diet can have a positive effect on many aspects of meat quality. In particular, vitamins can improve both the nutritional quality and the texture of meat and meat products. We have developed a range of innovative products to help harness this potential, including:

  • Our specific Optimum Vitamin Nutrition (OVN™) concept – a structured and precisely controlled method for supplying all the key vitamins in optimum quantities. More nutritious feed for the animals translates into better nutrition for consumers.
  • Accurate vitamin E supplementation can help reduce the oxidation of fats in meat, which causes unpleasant odors and flavors. Feeding target levels of ROVIMIX® E50 (vitamin E) can help with this, as well as in reducing meat drip loss.

Meat Quality Solutions

  • PureGro™

    Reducing the odor of swine units is sure to make everyone happier – the animals, the workers and even the neighbors! We have developed an effective way to do this.

  • CRINA®

    Our specific blends of essential oil components have shown to help deliver a better balance of gut microflora.

  • Biotronic®

    The Biotronic® line of state-of-the-art enhanced acidifiers support modern farm animals against Gram-negative bacteria.

  • Biomin® CleanGrain Plus

    Biomin® CleanGrain Plus is a unique blend of organic acids and salts designed to protect against spoilage of grains and by-products caused by molds, yeast and bacteria.

  • Biomin® CleanFeed

    BIOMIN® CleanFeed is a mould inhibitor with a unique blend of active substances for the preservation of finished feed. Due to the well balanced formulation, BIOMIN® CleanFeed provides an excellent protection against spoilage caused by moulds, yeasts and bacteria in feed.

  • Digestarom® DC Power

    Digestarom® DC Power is a next generation phytogenic feed additive mixed into premixes, mineral feed or finished feed in order to support farm animal feed intake, support digestion and feed conversion. The Feed Converter.

  • Digestarom®

    Digestarom® line of phytogenics contain unique blends of herbs and spices, essential oils and other plant extracts to improve palatability and acceptance of feed, support digestion and overall performance of farm animals.


    Increase the proportion of ‘good’ bacteria, and you have a better performing gut.

  • VevoVitall®

    VevoVitall® is an ultra-pure source of benzoic acid and is an excellent feed preservative.

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