PHOSPHEA announces the launch of HumIPHORA…

PHOSPHEA announces the launch of HumIPHORA, a breakthrough innovation in the phosphate world. This new and patented mineral complex is the result of 6 years of internal R&D to develop a unique feed material that meets broiler market needs.

Dinard, April 7, 2022 – HumIPHORA® joins Phosphea’s Evolution range.  This calcium humophosphate is listed at the European Animal Feed Register (008979-EN). For the first time on the market, Phosphea offers a phosphate that provides high quality phosphorus and contributes to a better use of other nutrients, more specifically plant-based phosphorus. How?  By impacting some antinutritional factors thanks to its chelation properties. HumIPHORA reduces the incorporation of phosphate in formulas compared to conventional sources on the market. 

HumIPHORA®, a feed material developed to interact with feed matrix in the gut

HumIPHORA is the result of shared knowledges of Phosphea, on phosphate, and the Groupe Roullier on humic substances. With this combined expertise and in-depth monitoring, the properties of interest have been selected to develop a unique phosphate. On the one hand, HumIPHORA provides mineral phosphorus and on the other hand, controls the antinutritional effect of calcium.  Calcium, although essential for the growth of broiler, can have an antinutritional effect if not used carefully. Thus, during the digestion process, solubilized calcium enters the gut where the pH is higher: it can create complexation with other nutrients such as proteins, ortho-phosphates or phytic acid.  The chelation properties of HumIPHORA would limit these re-complexations and therefore improve, among other things, the use of plant-based phosphorus in the feed. 

4 trials carried out in France and the Netherlands attest to the effectiveness of HumIPHORA

To validate the above hypothesis, Phosphea carried out 4 trials between 2019 and 2021. With HumIPHORA, the incorporation of phosphate was reduced in the feed, with or without phytase. These studies showed on the one hand that the phospho-calcium status of broilers and layers was preserved, confirming that the animals did not lack phosphorus despite the decrease in incorporation. On the other hand, a stability, or even an improvement in the feed conversion ratio of 1% was observed on broilers in 3 trials. Meanwhile, a decrease in phosphorus discharge into litter was measured between -14% and -21% in 2 trials. This confirms that there has been a maximization of the plant-based phosphorus use. Finally, an in vitro test was carried out at the Centre Mondial de l’Innovation of the Groupe Roullier, showing an improvement in the adsorption of different mycotoxins with HumIPHORA treatment. This validates the chelation properties of calcium humophosphate.  

HumIPHORA, an optimized feed material  

HumIPHORA provides 21.6% of phosphorus and 15% of calcium. Based on the studies carried out and on the current state of knowledge, Phosphea therefore recommends a 15% reduction in incorporation with the use of HumIPHORA in feed formulation compared to an MCP in broiler. 

Trials performed confirm that HumIPHORA contributes to meet broiler market expectations. Namely, precision nutrition, the economic performance of farmers, and the reduction of environmental pressure while maintaining animal welfare. 

HumIPHORA, a feed material at the heart of Phosphea’s strategy 

As an expert in feed phosphates, Phosphea provides two essential nutrients in animal nutrition, phosphorus and calcium.  Its mission is to analyze and understand the challenges of animal production and to provide sustainable solutions. Over the past decade, Phosphea has placed the Centre Mondial de l’Innovation of the Groupe Roullier, based in Saint Malo, France, at the core of its corporate strategy for one reason: to develop cutting-edge products that will emerge from its production lines every day and secure its position at the forefront of feed phosphates. This is how Phosphea defines itself: specialist in mineral-based solutions for animal nutrition. This is the challenge that HumIPHORA takes up. 

It is already available in Europe. In 2023, it will be introduced in South America, focusing on the Brazilian market. Then, in 2024 on the Indian market and in North America in 2025. Finally, Phosphea expect to launch HumIPHORA to Africa and the Middle East by 2026. 

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