Animal Nutrition


BASF’s feed additives help poultry, such as laying hens and broilers, to make better use of the energy in their feed. The enzyme Natugrain® TS, for example, makes wheat and barley easier to digest. We also provide Lucantin®, which gives eggs their appealing yellow-orange yolks and broiler chickens their appetizing golden skin color. Other products ensure an optimal supply of nutrients, or that parasites and fungi have no chance to contaminate feed.

Producing poultry and eggs is challenging. You have to meet the ever-expanding global demand for high-quality eggs and poultry meat while less resources become available and raw material prices fluctuate unpredictably. You need to make sure that your animals are vital and achieve optimum performance so you can earn a good profit. How can a producer cope with all of this? You need passion and experience – and efficient feed additives from your sup plier: the best products for a sustainable future from a leading expert like BASF.

Poultry demand is growing by two to three percent every year and will continue to expand with nine billion people consuming ever-larger amounts of eggs and poultry meat by 2050. At the same time the amount of farm land available for feed production will remain limited. With these challenges ahead, poultry farmers need to build on experience and expertise in nutrition. This is an essential investment as it helps to care for the environment and animals alike, saves money, keeps farm operations efficient and ready for the future.


  • Better use of the energy provided by the feed
  • Better digestion
  • Eggs get their appealing yellow-orange yolks and broiler chickens get their appetizing golden skin color
  • Optimal supply of nutrients and prevention of fungi and parasites from contaminating the feed

BASF’s feed additives help poultry and egg producers to be successful. Highly efficient, thermo-stable enzymes help improve digestion so that more energy and micro-nutrients are utilized from the feed. Vitamins are essential nutrients for animal growth. Organic acids keep feed and drinking water hygienically clean and prevent spoilage. And carotenoids help produce the yellow-orange egg yolk color that consumers like so much.

We believe that excellent product quality is the key to success, and our expertise in animal nutrition is backed by decades of experience in the production, formulation, and application of feed additives.

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