New feed enzyme hits the market

Danisco Animal Nutrition has launched a new feed enzyme product designed to deliver cost savings and enhanced performance for pigs and poultry from mixed grain diets.

Axtra XB has the most comprehensive registration profile of any xylanase and beta-glucanase enzyme combination currently available in the EU, claims the manufacturer.

“It is the first and only product to combine a multi-species registration for swine and poultry, including ducks and game birds, with a flexible dose rate and excellent pelleting stability,” said a statement.

Axtra XB is available in liquid form or as a dry free-flowing, low dust granule which is thermostable to 90°C. The two product forms ensure convenience in application and ease of handling by premixers, feed mills and integrators.

Based on a five-year development programme, Danisco claims incremental net feed cost savings of over £12/t in poultry diets, at current raw material prices.

The xylanase and beta-glucanase combination targets the soluble and insoluble dietary fibre in mixed grain diets to reduce variability in animal performance, it says.

“This new product will be especially welcome at a time of unprecedented raw material prices and intensifying pressure to produce meat and eggs at an affordable price,” said regional sales director Niels-Otto Damholt.

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