Kemin Animal Nutrition Solutions for Poultry

Kemin helps customers raise healthy poultry by providing superior nutritional benefits in every stage of life. Increasing performance, improving health and reducing environmental impacts while meeting the animals’ nutritional needs leads to increased profitability. Nutritional solutions are essential in preventing performance issues before they occur. Kemin focuses on three key poultry nutrition platforms:

  • Minerals
  • Carotenoids
  • Biosurfactants

Minerals in Poultry Production

Trace minerals play a critical role in the metabolic functions of poultry including support for growth, development, immune function and reproductive performance. The beneficial response from proper mineral supplementation can be observed throughout a bird's life. The proper amount of bioavailable minerals need to be supplemented to support the hemostatic state of the bird during all phases of life. KemTRACE® Chromium and KemTRACE Zinc® are staples to meet nutritional requirements of poultry diets as recommended by the Nutritional Requirements Council (NRC).

Carotenoids—Quality Egg Nutrition Solution

For more than 40 years, Kemin has been the market leader in providing high quality carotenoid products – often referred to as pigments – to the layer industry. ORO GLO® – a source of yellow pigment from marigolds – improves egg yolk color and increases lutein levels. Kemin also offers KEM GLO, a source of orange/red pigment, to further enhance yolk color.

Xanthophylls are a specific type of carotenoid and one of the most important xanthophylls is lutein. Lutein is found in high quantities of green leafy vegetables1 as well as in marigolds and plays a significant role in eye health.

Biosurfactants—Improving Digestibility of Nutrients in Feed

Improving digestibility and utilization of energy-rich feed ingredients can help poultry producers achieve both efficiency and profitability. By optimizing the multi-step fat digestion process, biosurfactants help improve utilization of energy from feed, resulting in improved feed conversion rates, lower production costs, improved profitability and animal performance. Produced from lecithin using a unique and patented enzymatic process, lysolecithins in LYSOFORTE® act as powerful biosurfactants to maximize digestion and absorption of energy-rich ingredients like fats, oils and fat-soluble nutrients – like vitamins and carotenoids.

 

References

1Perry A, Rasmussen H, and Johnson E (2009). Xanthophyll (lutein, zeaxanthin) content in fruits, vegetables and corn and egg products. J Food Comp Anal. 22: 9-15.

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