Enzyme technology boosts pigs fed DDGS
Pig producers looking for lower feed costs with
distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) can use the latest developments in
enzyme technology reported Dr Alexandre Péron at the 42nd University of
Nottingham Feed Conference, UK, 3-4 September 2008.
As feed costs continue to escalate, by-products from the food and fuel
ethanol industries can provide alternative, more cost- effective ingredient
options for the nutritionist. The use of DDGS in animal feed has increased with
the growth of the bioethanol industry. Whilst DDGS is potentially a cost
effective and valuable feed ingredient, there are certain anti-nutritional
factors which can limit its use in pig feed.
Dr Alexandre Péron,
Technical Services Manager, Danisco Animal Nutrition, presented two posters
which outlined how the latest developments in enzyme technology can improve the
nutrient digestibility of pig diets containing DDGS.
A trial showed that
adding both the new-generation phytase (PhyzymeÂ® XP) together with a highly
effective xylanase (PorzymeÂ® 9300) to a corn-soy based diet containing 20% corn
DDGS significantly improved digestible energy by 5.6% (175 kcal/kg, 0.73 MJ/kg),
ileal amino acid digestibility by 4-8% and increased phosphorus digestibility
from 22% to 51%.
â€¢ Danisco Animal Nutrition
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