DLG, the German Agricultural Society, presented the Innovation Award EuroTier 2016 Silver Medal to BIOMIN for PoultryStar at EuroTier 2016 in Hannover.

“We are delighted by the award, particularly given that PoultryStar was the only additive among the 25 innovations recognized,” said Dr. Daniel Petri, Global Product Line Manager Microbials at BIOMIN.

The sterile environment that characterizes modern production systems put chicks at a disadvantage in terms of immune system and gut microbiota development.

“The innovation at the heart of PoultryStar is to select probiotic strains that are genuinely necessary for good gut health in poultry,” explained Dr. Petri.


“The advantages of using a mix of strains, including lactic acid bacteria, hinge on the fact that they colonize the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) and are essential for good gut health. Consequently, they can support less reliance on antibiotics, better uniformity, fewer condemnations, lower mortality and subsequently, consistently good performance,” added Dr. Petri.

PoultryStar is a multi-strain synbiotic from poultry for poultry, which promotes healthy gut microbiota through specific probiotic microorganisms and prebiotic fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS). It was specifically designed to improve avian gut health and to support immune development in day old chicks and poultry of all ages. Efficacy of PoultryStar has been repeatedly demonstrated in scientific and field studies and is currently under evaluation to support hatchery application as well.

In the European Union, PoultryStar is certified for use in organic production and is available for in feed and drinking water application. PoultryStar is registered in the European Union as gut flora stabilizer for broilers, chickens reared for laying and minor avian species. Extension of permission to turkeys and chickens in lay are in preparation.