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.


Balancius® is a breakthrough innovation

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.


Success Story

Listen to Mr. Carlos Juck, CEO of Brazilian farming company Alimenta, talks about improvement of feed conversion ration in Broilers after using Balancius®


Balancius® helps broilers get more from their feed

BalanciusTM improves broiler absorption capacity

In a 5-week broiler trial, BalanciusTM, fed at 25, 35 and 45,000 LSU(F)/kg of feed, improved absorption capacity with greater ileal digestibility of crude protein and fat compared with the negative control. To further investigate the effects of BalanciusTM on nutrient absorption, carotenoid levels were determined in the blood of birds.

Balancius raised blood plasma carotenoid levels of broilers at day 28 (i-check determination) vs negative control

This was significant for Balancius™ for 35,000 LSU(F)/kg (22.7%; p<0.05)

BalanciusTM means gains for the environment

These predictions are based on detailed greenhouse gas emissions resulting from Balancius™ production versus the predicted greenhouse gas emission savings by a 4–6 points (3%) feed conversion ratio improvement due to the use of Balancius™. This FCR improvement results in savings of 146 and 89 kg CO e/tonne broiler carcass weight for Latin America and North America, respectively.

DSM: Innovation at every level

Balancius® is not just a new product, it’s a groundbreaking innovation. And this website is more than just a page; it’s a unique experience that uses innovative augmented reality (AR) technology. Simply download “Balancius AR” from the App Store or Google Play to begin.

Published on

31 August 2018


  • Eubiotics
  • Poultry

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dsm-firmenich Eubiotics Team


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