Minerals DCP and bone DCP conditions of use in Europe
Regulation (EC) No 999/2001, amended by Regulation (EU) No 56/2013 of January 16th 2013, applies to the production and placing on the market of live animals and products of animal origin. It provides
in its Annex IV the conditions of use of certain products of animal origin in animal feed.
Among these products of animal origin, can be found processed animal protein (PAP), blood products, gelatin derivatives, cartilage and dicalcium and tricalcium phosphate of animal origin.
Do not underestimate the value of inorganic phosphate!
Marlou Bosch and Willem Smink; Feed Innovation Services (FIS), Wageningen
A reduction of phosphorus (P) levels in feed increases the importance of having sure and sufficiently high digestibility coefficients of P. Phytase is, therefore, generally used in feed. However, high digestible mineral P sources are still important for the delivery of sufficient levels of digestible P to the animal.
Precaecal phosphorus digestibility of inorganic phosphate sources in male broilers
The aim of this study, comprising two experiments, was 1) to determine in Experiment 1 the relationship of incremental dietary P content on precaecal digestible P in male broilers and 2) to determine in Experiment 2 the precaecal P digestibility of various inorganic P sources at marginal levels of P supply.