Broiler profitability isn’t just about feed conversion. Meat yield, quality, and safety are critical for success. Our performance solutions work by supporting the epithelial barrier and addressing key production issues by improving intestinal health, respiratory system, and skin integrity, while decreasing the chances of pathogens colonizing animals’ organs and tissues.
As we strive to produce antibiotic-free broilers, maintaining intestinal health is more important than ever. Including trace minerals such as zinc in broiler diets has been shown to provide key performance benefits, including improved epithelial barrier support, enhanced gut development, better skin and respiratory integrity, and decreased pathogens in animal tissue — directly impacting the safety of the final product in consumers’ plates.
A strong immune system is key for reducing the negative impacts of stress and disease in broilers. With Zinpro Performance Minerals®, broilers show a more favorable immune response to vaccines, which positively impacts the flock’s uniformity and livability — increasing gain weight, feed efficiency, carcass, and meat yield and quality.
Without nutritional support, meat quality is impacted by live production management, transportation, and storage conditions. Animals fed Zinpro Performance Minerals® benefit from improved carcass quality with greater whole carcass skin integrity, reduced footpad dermatitis lesions, bone fractures, and meat oxidative reactions pre and post-mortem— thus minimizing muscle myopathies, storage losses, as well as drip and cooking losses.
Genetic improvements to broiler feed efficiency and growth rates are contributing to increasing concerns in animal welfare such as bone quality and lameness, foot pad dermatitis, delays in feather growth, exposed skin open to tears and scratches, and more. Broilers fed Zinpro see improvements to all these issues, in addition to other factors such as oxidative and heat stress — supporting greater poultry growth and performance.
Even if you only consider improvements to feed efficiency, producers who use Zinpro Performance Minerals® see ROI up to 3:1 — and in a study of broilers fed Avalia® Zn over a 49 day period, researchers calculated ROI ranging up to 8 to 1 when improvements to meat yield and carcass quality were considered.
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