DuPont Brings Fast-Acting Enzyme Solution to Make Egg Production More Profitable

Rapidly destroy the phytate and unlock nutrients caged by NSPs with new Axtra® XBPHY – bespoke enzyme combination specifically for layer diets in India

LEIDEN, Netherlands, March 14, 2017 – Today, DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) announced the launch of DuPont™ Axtra® XBPHY, a new enzyme solution dedicated to the Indian layer market, one of the fastest growing egg markets in the world. Axtra® XBPHY is a robust solution for egg producers to reduce or eliminate phytate, while increasing nutrient release in layer diets. Indian egg producers can expect better performance parameters due to higher nutrient release, a more consistent production performance and feed costs reduction. 

Specificity of Indian layer diets

Indian layer diets commonly consist of ingredients with lower digestibility caused by a presence of high levels of non-starch polysaccharides (NSPs) – like bajra (millet), cotton seed meal, rice distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS), de-oiled rice bran, rapeseed and sunflower meal.

The intensive ingredient profiling work was conducted using the state-of-the-art application facility at DuPont’s Knowledge Center in Hyderabad, India. This work revealed the presence of high levels of phytate and NSPs in Indian layer diets.

“A diet high in non-starch polysaccharides and phytate is undesirable and poses major anti-nutritional factors to laying hens and reduces efficiency of egg production,” said Christina Pang, regional industry leader – Animal Nutrition, DuPont Industrial Biosciences. “Axtra® XBPHY 200 will give egg producers the edge they need in today’s competitive environment, while also reducing their environmental footprint.”

Optimized solution for Indian layer producers

The profiling of the layer diet in India led to the development of Axtra® XBPHY. “Axtra® XBPHY is a total enzyme solution that consists of the fastest acting phytase in the market, Axtra® PHY, and a highly efficacious xylanase and beta-glucanase. It destroys the phytate rapidly while releasing nutrients that are locked up in NSPs across a broad spectrum of layer diets in India,” said Ajay Awati, poultry segment manager – Animal Nutrition, DuPont Industrial Biosciences. “This fast-acting solution ensures the maximum amount of nutrient is made available to laying hens. Using the same diet, laying hens benefit from more available nutrition and in turn produce eggs that are consistently better in quality and nutritional value.”

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