Feed efficiency is one of the main factors used for the improvement of chicken production. In addition, feed efficiency has an important economic impact on the competitiveness of the poultry sector.
The efficient conversion of feed into its basic components for optimal nutrient absorption is vital for both broiler and broiler breeder production and welfare. Gut health, an intricate and complex area combining nutrition, microbiology, immunology, and physiology, has a key role to play. When gut health is compromised, digestion and nutrient absorption are affected which, in turn, can have a detrimental effect on feed conversion leading to economic loss and greater susceptibility to disease.
Soybean meal is the most widely used major protein source in poultry production across the world. However, SBM contains various anti-nutritional factors that may affect intestinal homeostasis and impair nutrient utilization in poultry. One of the main anti-nutritional factors is Trypsin Inhibitor.
Dr. Koushik De, technical service director - South Central Asia, explains how to deal with trypsin inhibitor in soybean meal in this interview with Engormix.
Trypsin inhibitor: Why should we care about it?
Dr. Koushik De, technical service director - South Central Asia, explains why in his recent interview with Engormix.
It's very important to optimize the commercial value from adding enzymes in the feed. The more accurate the feed formulation the more consistent the response from the enzyme. Measuring the values of enzymes in commercial units can be done in a controlled way. One principle to bear in mind is that a good enzyme always works.