Calcium & phosphorus utilization

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Calcium and phosphorus are the framework for bone and eggshell development, resulting in muscle growth and egg production - the essentials for poultry profitability.

The need for optimal Calcium and Phosphorus utilization

  • Phytic acid (binds Ca & P) is a common antinutrient found in plants used in poultry feed.
  • Variation in quality of limestone providing Ca & P can lead to over- or underestimation of Ca & P and impact performance. 
  • Meeting vitamin requirements ensures efficient metabolism of Ca and P.
  • Deactivating mycotoxins in the feed ensures efficient absorption of Ca and P.
  • Maximizing Ca & P utilization saves on feed costs, improves bone health and eggshell quality, and lowers phosphorus emissions. 

Solution for Calcium and Phosphorus Utilization

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. By providing the bird with optimum vitamins that have higher bioavailability and deactivating

mycotoxins, you can achieve efficient utilization of Ca and P while saving on feed cost. Use targeted blood biomarker analysis for early detection of Ca and P imbalances to support more consistent nutrition and health of your flock. Whether standalone or in combination, these tools offer a performance-driven solution to improve Ca and P utilization from feed, ensuring a return on your investment

Calcium and Phosphorus Utilization Portfolio Offering

  • Balancius®

    Together DSM and Novozymes have created Balancius® the first and only feed ingredient designed to unlock the hidden potential in gastrointestinal functionality.

  • ProAct 360™

    DSM is the first and only supplier to launch its second generation feed protease, ProAct 360™, in order to further reduce production costs, while making animal production even more sustainable.

  • 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.

  • 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


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

  • Symphiome™

    Symphiome™ is a complex glycan mixture technically defined as a Precision Biotic*. A first-of-its-kind microbiome metabolic modulator precisely designed to harness the power of the microbiome by modulating specific and highly conserved functional pathways to enhance the nutritional health and performance of the birds.

  • 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.

  • Verax™

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

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.