The addition of enzymes to animal feed became a major nutritional advancement achieved in the 1980′s by nutritionists, who long realised that the plant materials in feed contained certain compounds that the animals cannot digest or which hindered the digestive system.
Through persistent research and application trials, nutritionists achieved the breakthrough in identifying these indigestible compounds and suitable enzymes for breaking them down. Today, the animal feed industry readily accepts enzymes as a standard dietary component.
The wide spectrum of enzyme preparations available with UAL enable feed manufacturers to produce enzyme supplemented formulations that optimize nutrient utilization of substances such as non-starch polysaccharides, phytates, starch, glucan, xylan, raffinose, stachyose and proteins that are present in feeds consumed by farm animals contributing to faster growth, better feed utilization, more uniform production, better health status and an improved environment, while meeting the ever increasing demand for safe, nutritionally balanced and quality consistent feed with affordable prices.
The supplementation of poultry feed with UAL’s bio-solutions enhances its nutritive and economic value. UAL’s targeted formulations yield manifold benefits for layers and broilers, including better release and utilisation of phosphorous, improved energy and amino acid availability, effective hind-gut fermentation and energy utilisation, elimination of anti-nutritive properties to promote gut development and health of farm birds and their growing environment, to achieve viable and consistent economic returns in commercial poultry farming.
Though ruminants are well adapted to utilise plant cell walls with endogenous enzymes, more than a third of the feed is not properly digested in the gastrointestinal tract. The use of UAL’s enzyme products help breaking down specific bonds in carbohydrates, fibre content, celluloses, pectins, glycoproteins and lignin present in varieties of feed stuff which are not degraded by endogenous enzymes, thereby considerably increasing the nutrient availability in ruminant feeds. Our feed enzymes significantly improve the rate of gain in beef cattle and milk production in diary cattle.
Economically viable and environmental friendly feeds are keys to sustainable aquaculture. UAL’s proven bio-solutions for aqua feed contributes positively to fish and shrimp health and the pond environment by reducing high phosphorus output and ammonia levels in pond water. As aquatic animals lack certain digestive enzymes either during their early stage or during the entire lifespan, enzyme supplementation results in better utilisation of nutrient fractions that are digested by the enzymes, while also reducing feed costs and excretion of nutrients into the aquatic environment.