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CI 3-4 Poultry contains 19 different enzymes. Each enzyme has a positive benefit on poultry health and growth.
  • Proteases, amylases, and lipases are used specifically for corn/soy type feeds. Xylanase is used principally in wheat based diets.

    All of these enzymes are found in CI 3-4 Poultry Feed Enzymes

  • From Elsevier’s World Poultry (Vol. 17, No. 5, 2001):

    UK - A chemical that makes chickens grow larger and faster also suppresses the bacteria that have become the leading cause of food poisoning, researchers in Britain have found.

    Fresie Fernandez a microbiologist from the University of Bristol, found an enzyme called xylanase can dramatically limit numbers of bacterium Campylobacter jejuni in the chicken’s gut. Almost all chickens carry the bacteria without becoming ill, however, it can pass on to humans if the meat has not been cooked properly.

    In Britain and the US, Campylobacter-infected poultry has been the number one cause for food poisoning.

    Fernandez and her colleagues fed Campylobacter-infected chicks wheat laced with 0.1% xylanase, and found after one month, that the bugs in the chickens’ guts fell by up to 99%. The enzyme makes the mucous lining of the chicken's stomachs thinner and less sticky, allowing nutrients to be absorbed more effectively and helping the birds to grow.

    The researchers suspect that the bugs are flushed from the chickens’ systems more quickly when the mucous lining is thinner and more fluid.

    Reproduced with permission from World Poultry Magazine

    From Elsevier’s World Poultry (Vol. 17, No. 9, 2001):
    Enzymes improve broiler body weight uniformity for increased profitability
    by Mike Bedford

    The benefits of improving uniformity of broiler body weight at farm level are that a greater proportion of the flock reach the specified target weight range in a shorter time period. At the processing plant, a key benefit is that a higher percentage of slaughtered birds fall within the size standards of the pre-set eviscerating and cutting equipment during processing such that losses of premium body parts, for example, breast meat in birds above the target body weight range are reduced. A further benefit includes fewer birds failing to meet the specified target weight range, resulting in a higher percentage of birds reaching the premium priced weight targets specified by retailers and supermarkets.

    Independent research has show that significant variation in apparent metabolisable energy (AME) can exist between different batches of wheat or barley. Differences in cornstarch digestibility are a major factor contributing to the variability in AME between different batches of corn. Variable corn quality in terms of AME will translate into variable bird performance, and consequently have an impact on producer profitability.

    A recent survey of trials by Finnfeeds has shown that supplementing corn-soy based broiler diets with (their) protease, amylase and xylanase enzyme blend improved uniformity of body weight in broilers.

    On average, across the 34 datasets, enzyme supplementation improved uniformity of body weight by 25%

    Reproduced with permission from World Poultry Magazine

    As more articles and studies become available, we will list their findings here. Check back often for any new additions.

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