Mineral Management

Selected Species

Ensure birds are receiving optimal mineral nutrition, specifically Ca & P, to meet performance and sustainability goals.

Mineral effects on bone health and eggshell quality

  • Calcium (Ca) and Phosphorus (P) are two key elements that ensure the bone health and eggshell quality.
  • Bone health sets the foundations for muscle growth and prevents welfare issues such as lameness. Eggshell quality is expected by consumers of table eggs and, is an important factor for hatchability in breeders.
  • Variation in limestone quality can lead to over or underestimation of Ca & P, impacting bone health and eggshell quality.
  • Phytic acid, a compound found readily in cereal grains, can bind Ca and P and lower their bioavailability in the gut.
  • Therefore, the needs for ensuring bone health and eggshell quality in poultry production are:
    • Efficient digestion and absorption of Ca and P from the gut
    • Effective utilization of Ca and P within the body
    • Improve feed cost saving and sustainability by minimizing phosphorous emission

Mineral management solution

Ensuring bone health and eggshell quality requires adequate supply and form of Calcium and Phosphorus. An advanced heat-stable phytase at the right dose can release the maximum P from phytate and improve the availability of Ca. Vitamin D in a further metabolized form as 25-OH-D3 is highly efficient in potentiating Ca and P metabolism by increasing their bioavailability and absorption from the gut.

Systems like blood biomarker modeling can be used to ensure bioavailability of Ca and P for bone health and eggshell quality. Additionally, sustainability measurements can be used to further evaluate sustainable supply of micronutrients.

Calcium and Phosphorus Utilization Portfolio Offering

  • RONOZYME® HiPhos

    RONOZYME® HiPhos takes feed phytase to the next level. Far less inorganic phosphorous needs to be added to the diet, resulting in substantial savings on feed costs.

  • HiPhorius™

    HiPhorius™ raises the market standard for phytase technology, delivering consistent improvements in animal performance through efficient phosphorous utilization.

  • Hy-D®

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

  • Verax™

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

  • 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

Ensuring efficient nutrient utilization in your flock ensures healthy development, boosts productivity, and improves performance. By improving efficiency and sustainability, we at dsm-firmenich help you to drive your flock's performance and your profitability with confidence.