Hy•D® – strength to succeed

Hy•D®, our specific vitamin D3 metabolite, provides animals with a fast track to a strong skeleton and better performance. For our customers, this means a fast track to higher returns.

The Importance of Vitamin D

All animals need a strong skeleton, which is important for longevity, production, welfare and product quality. Hy•D® delivers stronger skeletons effectively.

Vitamin D3 is essential for developing robust bones. It regulates the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, which both play a critical role in bone calcification.



The Difference

When vitamin D3 is fed in the diet, it has to go through two changes before it reaches the form that can be utilized by the animal. This process reduces the effective amount of vitamin D3 available to the animal and is time-consuming.

Feeding Hy•D® allows the first of these stages to be bypassed. The result is more efficient and faster uptake of the required metabolite 25-OH D3, meaning stronger skeletons and healthier, more productive animals.

Hy•D® delivers significant benefits in poultry and swine production, which cannot be achieved by feeding D3 alone.




Hy•D® is supplied as a spray-dried beadlet using DSM’s patented technology. This gives a more uniform, better-flowing product with outstanding mixing properties. It is stable when included in premixes and pelleted feeds under standard conditions up to 90°C.


Hy•D® helps close the calcium gap in dairy cows.

We help you manage the calcium deficit in transitioning cows. Hy•D® provides faster and more consistent absorption of calcium and phosphorus.

Hy•D® gives you the strength to succeed in poultry.

We help our customers breed profitable birds. Hy•D® gives birds the strong skeleton they need to thrive, resulting in better returns.

Hy•D® helps your gilts and sows stand strong.

Hy·D® gives gilts and sows the strength to achieve their potential, maximizing your profitability. 

Hy•D® improves vitamin D status for more productive cattle

Hy•D® for feedlot cattle receiving programs aids calcium and phosphorus absorption, and supports the immune system.

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