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Natugrain® TS

Natugrain® TS improves the nutritive value of diets containing NSP-rich components.

Non-starch polysaccharides (NSPs) are virtually indigestible compounds in vegetable feedstuffs used for pig and poultry nutrition. Their anti-nutritional effects reduce the efficiency of the feeds by trapping valuable nutrients, thus preventing them from being digested. Since the activity of endogenous digestive enzymes is limited, this results in sticky droppings and impaired litter quality. This, in turn, may lead to poor hygienic conditions and, in layers, to a higher percentage of dirty eggs.

Why should Natugrain® TS be added to the feed?

Natugrain® TS, the feed enzyme product from BASF, contains the highly purified NSP-splitting enzymes endo-1,4-beta-xylanase and endo-1,4-beta-glucanase. Due to well- balanced enzyme activities, Natugrain® TS is well suited to counteract the anti-nutritional effects from pentosans and beta-glucans that constitute the major part of NSPs in commonly used feed-stuffs. Natugrain® TS improves the nutritive value of diets containing NSP-rich components such as wheat, barley, rye, triticale, oat, sunflower, and a number of milling by-products. Trials have shown that Natugrain® TS can also be effective in corn / soy diets by releasing additional energy.

Natugrain® TS supports a more sustainable livestock production by improving the digestibility of cereals.

Key benefits of Natugrain® TS

  • Excellent efficacy in NSP-containing diets
  • Outstanding heat stability of up to 85˚ C
  • Excellent premix stability
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Regulatory situation

High biological efficacy was one of the most decisive factors in the development of Natugrain® TS. Indeed, its convincing beneficial effects in the digestive tract of animals led to the approval by the European Commission of the Natugrain® TS formulation, for six animal species at one go: the dry-type Natugrain® TS. This offers the feed producer greater flexibility and many advantages since one product can be used for almost all NSP-enzyme-relevant diets.

Dosage recommendations

Natugrain® Wheat TS

  Minimum dosage per kg of feed Standard dosage per kg of feed
Broilers 280 TXU 560 TXU
Turkeys 560 TXU 560 TXU
Ducks 280 TXU 560 TXU
Ornamental birds and minor avian species except ducks, laying birds 280 TXU 560 TXU
280 TXU = 50 g per metric ton of feed
560 TXU = 100 g per metric ton of feed

The economical optimal dosage rate, however, varies depending on the wheat, corn, and — probably — rye content of the diet, and is influenced by the costs and quality (anti-nutritional substances) of the raw material used. As a general guide line for wheat-based diets, the following dosage levels can be recommended:

Wheat in the diet Dosage (TXU/kg feed)
Up to 40% 280
40-50% 420
Over 50% 560

Disclaimer: National regulations may vary and need to be considered prior to product use.

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Feed Conversion & Animal Performance

Improved feed conversion and faster weight gain are achieved with increased nutrient utilization of feed. With high biological effectiveness, better performance of animals is achieved. In addition to that, optimized nutrient utilization can result in a reduction of nutrients excreted in the manure. This embraces the concept of “responsible farming,” in accordance with recent increases in public eco-awareness.

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