Balancius®

It's all in the detail

Poultry production faces increasing challenges. There are so many things to consider that it can be hard to find the balance between meeting these challenges and maintaining profitability. Together DSM and Novozymes have created Balancius®, the first and only broiler feed ingredient designed to unlock the hidden potential in gastrointestinal functionality. 

Through its unique mode of action, this patented technology helps optimize nutritional absorption and digestion, so broilers get more from their feed. Balancius® has also been shown to consistently improve feed conversion ratios by 4-6 points (3%). That's a lot of rewards for a small addition.

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Boosting broiler health with Balancius®

Balancius® enables broilers to produce more food from the same amount of feed - thus improving their profitability while reducing the environmental footprint and making farming more sustainable with less waste.

Developed in partnership with Novozymes, Balancius® is the first ever nutritional ingredient designed to unlock the hidden potential in gastrointestinal functionality.

In fact, in trials it’s been shown to improve the ability of broilers to absorb and digest nutrients like fats and proteins – as well as boosting the feed conversion ratio (the amount of food produced based on the amount of feed consumed) by up to 3%.

To put that into perspective, based on the FAO’s estimates of greenhouse gas emissions from global chicken production, Balancius® has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions by an estimated 9 million tons annually – the equivalent of 3.7 million cars being taken off the road.

1) Broilers are bred for consumption rather than eggs (layers)

Balancius® is a breakthrough innovation

  • It is the first and only broiler feed ingredient designed to unlock the hidden potential in gastrointestinal functionality.
  • Its breakthrough technology hyrdolyzes peptidoglycans from bacterial cell debris in the intestinal tract, thereby improving nutrient digestibility and absorption.
  • It is the only feed ingredient on the market that targets bacterial cell debris.
  • It consistently improves feed conversion ratio (FCR) by 4-6 points (3%) in trials.
  • It supports sustainable poultry production.

Balancius® is a game-changing innovation

We have created Balancius®, the first ever nutritional ingredient designed to unlock the hidden potential in gastrointestinal functionality. Balancius® is a novel microbial muramidase that supports digestion, gastrointestinal functionality and improves animal performance.

Balancius® is designed to address the issues facing our industry. It demonstrates our commitment to bringing breakthrough, novel technology at scale to our customers, allowing them to continue to deliver healthy nutrition to a growing global population at affordable prices. Its unique proprietary technology has been developed through the industry-leading alliance of DSM and Novozymes.

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