20% phosphate emission reduction by using new phytase
Reduction of phosphate emissions into the environment is increasingly a hot topic. In this context, Denkavit conducted a survey into the impact of adding a new type of phytase. In short, phytase is an enzyme that increases availability of phytate-bound phosphor and other minerals and amino acids to the animals.
After extensive research of Denkavit it has been proved that using a new type phytase can significantly decrease the phosphor level in our feeds. Simultaneously, the performance of the piglets stays at least at the same level. Interestingly, it results in a 5% lower feed conversion ratio. The phosphate emissions by piglets can easily be reduced by 20% this way.
This new phytase is meanwhile part of our Denkapig weaning and rearing feeds and is successfully used in farms.