Phosphorus is an essential nutrient in livestock diets. It affects growth, reproduction and feed cost.
Much of the naturally occurring phosphorus in feed ingredients is unavailable to animals. With most plant phosphorus being excreted undigested, inorganic phosphate must be added to diets to compensate.
Increasing phytic acid degradation and the availability of plant phosphorus can have major benefits for poultry and swine producers, including:
Phytases are digestive enzymes which release plant phosphorus from phytic acid.
Monogastric animals lack phytases to release the phytic-phosphorus. Adding extra phytases to the diet increases phytate breakdown and consequent utilization of plant phosphorus.
If more phosphorus is available naturally, then there is less need for inorganic (rock) phosphate to be added into the diet. This greatly reduces feed costs.
If phosphorus in the diet is utilized more efficiently, then less is excreted. This reduces the impact of livestock production on the environment.
Our phytases deliver exceptional phosphorus release in combination with outstanding reliability and consistency. They enable improved performance and greater business sustainability.