Efficiency of Biotronic® Product Line in Poultry

Due to their strong antimicrobial effect, acidifiers assist in improving feed and water hygiene standards. BIOMIN GmbH provides Biotronic® acidifier line, a family of products, combined from selected blends of organic acids.
calendar icon 2 October 2008
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The latest know-how technology enables BIOMIN GmbH to create the highly effective acidifier products and to assure their continual functionality through feed and water into animals’ gastro-intestinal tract.

The effects of various Biotronic® products were investigated in various scientific and field trials with poultry. These tests were carried out under different conditions following elaborate protocols. Supplementation with Biotronic® acidifier products in broilers improved on average feed conversion rates by 5%, average weight gain by 10% and decreased mortality by 38% compared to those of control treatments. Under practical conditions in most of the trials the net return on investments (ROI) of Biotronic® acidifier products was higher than 1:5. Some of the trials which were carried out are highlighted below.

Broiler trial with Biotronic® SE forte liquid on commercial farm, Germany
Day-old chickens were separated into control (n = 2100) and trial groups (n = 2100). During a period of 38 days the chickens in the control group received normal drinking water, whereas the trial group chickens received drinking water supplemented with Biotronic® SE forte liquid (1.0 l/1000 l drinking water). The results showed up to 6.7% higher final body weight (BW) and decreased up to 7.4% feed conversion rates (FCR) and up to 94% mortality rates in the trial group compared to the control group (Figures 1).

Figure 1: Final weight (kg), feed conversion rate and mortality (%) in response to Biotronic® SE forte liquid

Net return on investments (ROI) for Biotronic® SE forte liquid was 1:16. The calculation is shown in Table 1.

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