Global meta-analysis shows that a highly digestible soybeans protein outperforms four other more costly protein sources for starter feed formulation, with a carry-over effect to slaughter.
Young chicks have an underdeveloped digestive system and at the same time have a high nutritional requirement than older broilers. Chicks grow and develop at a higher rate during the first two weeks of hatching reaching 4-4.5 times of their day-old weight.
Each chick doubles in weight several times as the heart, liver and digestive tract are yet to gain the necessary size to support developing muscles and bones. Precise nutrients are necessary to assure proper growth, but the ability to absorb nutrients are impaired by the chick’s underdeveloped digestive tract.
As a result, the chick draws energy from the immunoglobulins and unsaturated fatty acids in its yolk sac instead of using them for growth and immunity.
To overcome the limitations of the immature digestive tract, a special feed formulation is essential where the nutrient uptake can be enhanced during the first few days of rearing to improve the overall performance right up to slaughter.
Highly digestible protein source
HP Avistart is a unique highly digestible protein source, that is derived from an enzymatic co-processing of soybeans and yeast. Compared to some standard proteins, it contains a very low level of the anti-nutritional factors that limit the absorption of feed nutrients.
That means that the immature gut of newly hatched chicks can easily absorb the nutrients which the product HP Avistart contains, thereby stimulating their healthy growth and development from day one. The Poultry Site