Novus introduces new dietary enzyme for poultry producers

24-03-2011 | |

Novus International have introduced a new dietary enzyme which they claim will offer poultry producers more flexibility and control over their feed rations.

“Cibenza DP100 is a real game changer,” says Dr. Scott Carter, Global Poultry Market Manager for Novus. “This dietary enzyme is formulated to give poultry producers much more control over their protein ingredients. Cibenza DP100 offers the flexibility to incorporate more cost-effective protein sources into diets with no sacrifice in performance, or maximise performance in birds that receive rations formulated with the highest quality protein ingredients.”

The use of enzymes in feed rations is not new. In fact they’ve become a widely accepted and increasingly popular element of many poultry diets. Previously, though, most enzymes focused on optimising energy or phosphorous components of feed rations. Cibenza DP100 is different in that it allows producers to optimise the protein component of poultry diets.

“The traditional corn and soybean meal diet has been one of the most effective and efficient rations for decades,” Carter says. “But significant price increases in corn and soybean meal have prompted producers to look for lower-cost alternatives. Our research and trials have shown that the use of Cibenza DP100 allows producers to use diets formulated with proteins and amino acids that are 5-10% lower than recommended industry standards with no sacrifice in animal performance. This provides significant feed-cost savings for producers.”

Protease enzymes naturally occur in the digestive tracts of all animals, including poultry. These protease enzymes break down dietary proteins into their constituent components – peptides and amino acids – that are directly absorbed by the gut. These endogenous enzymes, though, are not as effective as other proteases in breaking down certain protein sources. This is particularly true in younger birds compared to older birds.

In Cibenza DP100, Novus identified and isolated a particularly aggressive, heat-stable, broad-spectrum protease that complements poultry’s endogenous enzymes. The use of Cibenza DP100 allows producers to enhance the digestibility of a broad range of vegetable and animal-based proteins, from highly digestible soybean meal to feather meal, which falls at the other end of the digestibility spectrum.

Source: Novus International