Phytase, betaine customers will have access to new tools
Danisco Animal Nutrition, a business division of DuPont Industrial Biosciences, has announced the global launch of two exclusive, value-add services for customers.
The online Optimize Feed Service is an easy-to-use tool that enables customers to maximize profitability from the use of the company’sbio-efficacious phytase products – Axtra PHY and Phyzyme XP – and its Betafin natural betaine. The service uses accurate and well-researched matrix values based on animal species, diet variation, substrate levels and the age of the animal to help its customers determine the right dose of:
- Phytase to maximize uptake of phosphorus, reducing the need for costly inorganic phosphorus supplementation and balancing calcium levels. It also helps minimize the impact of phytate and other anti-nutrients on the diet using extensive global data on raw material substrates.
- Betaine to allow accurate and safe replacement of costly methionine and choline, and to support production stress, maximizing profitability.
In addition, the company’s new semi-quantitative Axtra PHY FASTkit assay quickly detects the presence of active Axtra PHY phytase in the feed, saving valuable production time.
“To determine the optimum doses of phytase enzyme and betaine, it is important that various factors, such as the species, age, substrate levels and other dietary variations, are taken into account,” said Nicholas Hewens, head of global marketing. “Using the Optimize Feed Service, our Phyzyme XP, Axtra PHY and Betafin natural betaine customers can be confident in the knowledge that their dosing calculations are backed up by reliable, worldwide trial data. The phytase FASTKit assay also speeds up the production process by quickly establishing that Axtra PHY is present and active in the feed.”