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Studies Show Broilers Fed Probiotics Maintain Performance on Energy-reduced Diets

15 January 2016

GLOBAL - New research from Chr. Hansen confirms that GalliPro® (GalliPro®Max in the US) — a probiotic for poultry containing Bacillus subtilis — allows producers to reduce energy, protein and amino acid content in feed, without reducing the performance of their flocks.

The studies, along with Chr. Hansen’s full range of microbial products and services for poultry, will be showcased at the 2016 International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

In several trials conducted under commercial conditions in the US and Brazil, GalliPro® was shown to add 40 to 100 kcal/kg feed, depending on feed composition and health conditions.

That means producers can reduce dietary energy by 1-3 per cent, without compromising weight gain or feed conversion in commercial broilers.

“At Chr. Hansen, we are committed to supporting successful and sustainable poultry production with solutions that help our customers produce more with less,” said Mickaël Rouault, Global Product Manager for Chr. Hansen.

“Feed can account for up to 70 per cent of the cost of broiler production, with energy representing one of the costliest components. By boosting enzyme production while enhancing intestinal function, GalliPro® increases both the availability and uptake of dietary energy,” he added, noting that previous studies have demonstrated that GalliPro® can also compensate for a 1-5 per cent reduction in protein and amino acids.

“As a result, GalliPro® allows producers to maintain broiler performance on diets that are lower in energy, protein and amino acids - and consequently, lower in cost.”

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