Unlock broiler cost savings via energy with amino acids, enzymes

Broiler production costs can be significantly impacted by feed-input costs, feed conversion (FCR), and targeted live weight at harvest. In an ideal scenario, a producer would like to manufacture feed with the lowest input cost (diluted feed) which yields the best FCR. However, this is not often the case, as in general lower nutrient density feeds yield a higher FCR. Feed nutrient density is often described as a ratio between energy and protein. Since the late 1940’s and 1950’s various studies reported improved efficiency of feed utilization associated with high-energy diets, mainly associated with the addition of vegetable oils. Later studies demonstrated the need to increase amino acids proportionally with dietary energy leading to the concept of metabolizable energy to balance protein ratio. Fast-forward to recent times, the need for high oil inclusion in broiler diets has been curbed by using feed enzymes, enhancing nutrient digestibility as well as reducing antinutritional factors and providing energy-sparing effects. As a result, oil inclusion in modern broiler diets has been reduced due to a tendency for broilers to respond well to higher amino acids and lower energy diets. In this exclusive webinar, Rodrigo Gravena, Ph.D., poultry nutritionist, Tegel Foods, and Santiago Ramirez, PhD., poultry marketing manager APAC, dsm-firmenich, will cover amino acid and enzyme optimization as well as broiler nutrition best practices for feed cost savings.

What You'll Learn:

  • How to adjust Lysine to energy ratios for improved broiler economics.
  • How to maximize the value of endogenous enzyme application.
  • Current best practices for feed cost savings.

Date: Tuesday, 10th October 2023

Time: 5:00 PM CDT (Chicago) / 11:00 PM BST (London) / 6:00 AM CST (Beijing) Oct. 11th

Speakers: Rodrigo Gravena, PhD / Santiago Ramirez, PhD


Rodrigo Gravena, PhD

Poultry Nutritionist, Tegel Foods

Santiago Ramirez, PhD

Poultry Marketing Manager APAC, dsm-firmenich