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New study explores broiler responses to phytase enzymes

US Poultry and the US Poultry Foundation have funded a research project at Mississippi State University that investigates broiler response when fed phytase enzymes.

22 October 2020, at 7:08am

The research was made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from Peco Foods and is part of the Association’s comprehensive research programme encompassing all phases of poultry and egg production and processing. A brief summary of the completed project is shown below. A complete report, along with information on other Association research, may be obtained through the US Poultry website. The project summary is as follows.

Project #F082:

Response of broilers fed phytase enzymes of different optimal pH ranges alone or in combination

(Dr Kelley Wamsley, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi)

Dr Kelley Wamsley and colleagues at the Mississippi State University Poultry Science Department recently completed a research project that investigated how broilers respond when fed phytase enzymes of different optimal pH ranges alone or in combination. Overall data did not signify that feeding multiple phytase enzymes will contribute to significant improvements for the commercial broiler industry. However, findings did suggest that more attention towards calcium and available phosphorus ratios can further the efficacy of phytases.

The research summary can be found on the US Poultry website. Information on other Association research is also available on the website.