DuPont subsidiary Danisco Animal Nutrition has received approval from the US’s Food and Drug Association (FDA) for their phytase product Axtra PHY dose level for swine (250 FTU/kg feed).
The product offers cost-effective dosing through use of a strong set of matrix values, which are, in turn, supported by numerous worldwide trials at different production stages (weaner and grower/finisher). It is also more bio-efficacious than E.coliphytases, offering:
- Additional cost savings of ~$1.08 per metric tonne (~$0.98 per short ton) of pig feed through its ability to make available ~20% more phosphorus (P) and calcium (Ca) earlier in the digestive process.
- Availability of ~10% more digestible energy to the pig through superior phytate degradation in the upper gut.
- Additional manure management cost savings.
It is available in liquid and dry product forms. If a dry product form is preferred, maximum performance and ease of use is ensured through its Thermo Protection Technology (TPT) granule, ensuring heat stability up to 203°F (95°C). Axtra PHY benefits from strong support services, such as a FASTKit assay which detects the presence of active Axtra PHY in feed and a new online service, Optimize Feed, which helps producers optimise diet formulations to ensure maximum cost savings.
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