Animal Feed Industry

Proteases break down complex proteins into shorter proteins, called peptides, and amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. They are also capable of taking apart proteins that bind starch within feed ingredients, thus making more of the energy found in starch available to the animal.

BRI’s natural enzyme feed additive, Versazyme, is a broad spectrum protease that degrades many protein substrates. A 2001 trial showed that chickens that were fed a 2% lower protein diet supplemented with Versazyme grew as large as birds that were fed a standard diet containing more protein.