When conducting tests for analyzing whole feed samples (broilers or laying hens) using the NIR device… A very important technical point.

When conducting tests for analyzing whole feed samples (broilers or laying hens) using the NIR device, please pay attention to the values given by the device, which do not include the percentages of nutrients obtained by calculating the value of the matrix or what we call the Matrix Value as a result of adding enzymes. Thus, you and the buyer of feed left you with doubt that the values of the elements are lower than what is prescribed in the composition of the feed, while these values of the percentages of nutrients are already present, but they will be achieved by making them available through the enzyme added in the digestive tract of the bird. Therefore, it is necessary to alert this issue and spread the culture of the necessity of using enzymes and growth promoters in poultry diets among the stakeholders and customers and those concerned, provided that these additives are optimally used and the manufacturing process is organized in an ideal way so that these additives do not lose their nutritional value due to the wrong manufacturing process of using heat and steam and other stages of production processes in feed production lines.

By: Dr. Mohammed Alzawqari (Poultry Nutrition Expert & Feed Manufacturing)