AB Vista shining light on NIR tools and techniques at NIR 2019 conference

Pioneering solutions to be presented at the international NIR 2019 conference (to be held in Australia from 15th to 20th September) consolidate multiple NIR tools and techniques into a single, streamlined approach – for more accurate results. Two new research papers, to be presented by experts from AB Vista’s specialist NIR division Aunir, serve to…


AB Vista to present opportunity to optimise enzyme matrix strategies at PSA Meeting

The Poultry Science Association’s Annual Meeting will see AB Vista present a wide-ranging suite of abstracts, bringing fresh insights across a number of key topics relating to feed analysis and formulation. The research, to be presented at the meeting from 15th – 18th July in Montreal, Canada, covers NIR analysis and the role of enzymes…


AB Vista to share new dairy performance research at ADSA Annual Meeting

Two new abstracts to be presented by AB Vista at the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) meeting will reveal unique insights into the effect of in-feed enzymes on a range of dairy herd performance markers, including milk yield, milk fat, dry matter intake and protein responses. The research, to be presented at the event in…


IOWA SWINE DAY TO FEATURE DEAN ROBISON AND TOP TOPICS FOR TODAY’S PORK PRODUCERS

AMES, IOWA (June 4, 2019) – AB Vista joins TechMix and Lynch Livestock in welcoming guest speaker Dr Dean Robison, Dean and Director of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University, at this year’s Swine Day barbeque. The eighth annual event, set for June 27th at Iowa State University, has a…


AB Vista to preview new carbon reduction study at ESPN

New research exploring the effect of a targeted enzyme application on reducing the carbon footprint of broiler production is amongst the insights to be presented by AB Vista at the European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition (ESPN), taking place in Poland from June 10th to 13th. It is one of seven abstracts from the company that…


AB Vista expands US ruminant team with appointment of industry expert

Livestock nutrition specialist Dr Cathy Bandyk has joined AB Vista as Ruminant Technical Manager for NAFTA, supporting customers across North America, Mexico and Brazil. Working within the commercial ruminant team, Cathy will provide technical advice and information on AB Vista’s ruminant products – including liquid pre-treatment VistaPre-T and live yeast Vistacell. A three-time Kansas State…


AB Vista and research partners to present new swine research at ASAS / ADSA Midwest Meeting

A suite of new presentations and posters showcasing the effects of calcium, xylanase and xylo-oligosaccharides on swine performance is being presented at the ASAS Midwest Section / ADSA Midwest Branch Joint Meeting in Omaha, USA, from 11th to 13th March. Conducted in conjunction with independent institutes including Newcastle University, the University of Illinois, Iowa State…


A live lens on NIR: AB Vista to run real-time demonstrations at VIV Asia

Visitors to AB Vista’s booth at VIV Asia (13th – 15th March) will have the chance to ‘step inside the world of NIR’, with live demonstrations bringing the process to life – up close and in real time. Taking place in Hall 103, Booth 1820, the activity will cover all aspects of the process –…


AB Vista unveils industry’s first dual action microbiome activator at IPPE

A breakthrough dual action product, designed to accelerate the development of a fibre-degrading microbiome, has been launched by AB Vista at the IPPE Expo in Atlanta, USA. Signis – a unique xylanase and fermentable xylo-oligosaccharide (XOS) combination – accelerates the development of a fibre-degrading microbiome, enabling the fermentation of fibre sources that would otherwise remain…


ADDITION OF XYLO-OLIGOSACCHARIDES TO BROILER DIETS CAN BOOST PERFORMANCE BENEFITS OF XYLANASE

The addition of short-chain xylo-oligosaccharides (XOS) to xylanase-supplemented broiler diets can amplify the enzyme’s impact on performance, according to new research from AB Vista. Building on recent research showing that performance improvements in xylanase-supplemented diets are due in part to the xylanase-mediated release of XOS in the gut, the study investigated the influence of adding…


SUPERDOSING PHYTASE CAN COUNTERACT IMPACT OF AMINO ACID REDUCTIONS IN BROILERS

‘Superdosing’, the practice of using high doses of phytase to target phytate destruction, can serve to recover broiler performance losses associated with reductions in dietary digestible amino acid (dAA) densities. This was the finding of a new research study from Texas A&M University and AB Vista. The study investigated impact on body weight, breast meat…


NEW APPLICATION RATE FOR ECONASE XT IN LAYING HENS AND PIGS FOR FATTENING PUBLISHED

A new EU application rate has been approved for AB Vista’s Econase XT xylanase. Following submission of additional data and a thorough review by EFSA, the European Commission has now published an amended version of the annex, reducing the minimum dosage of Econase XT for laying hens and pigs for fattening. This means that users…


AB VISTA TO SHARE PHYTASE AND XYLANASE RESEARCH AT POULTRY INDIA

A suite of phytase and xylanase trials to be showcased by AB Vista at Poultry India will reveal new mode of action insights – with the company’s technical experts on hand to explain how the results can be translated into improvements across feed strategy design. The research will be presented in Hall 1: F2-F6 from…


AB VISTA APPOINTS MARKETING COORDINATOR IN LATIN AMERICA TEAM

Animal nutrition technology company AB Vista has expanded its Latin America (LAM) team, with the appointment of agribusiness communications specialist Fabiana Freitas as Marketing Coordinator. Fabiana’s role will include developing communications within the region, and identifying new and exciting opportunities to increase awareness of AB Vista’s pioneering products and technical services. She brings to the…


NEW RESEARCH IDENTIFIES OPTIMUM ENZYME RATIOS FOR MATRIX BENEFIT

A new four-way comparative study from AB Vista has identified the precise combination of phytase and xylanase required to effect significant improvement in the nutritional matrix – and associated savings in feed cost. The research, to be presented at the Poultry Science Association’s Latin American Scientific Conference in São Paulo, Brazil, from 6th to 8th…


GB & IRELAND RUMINANT TEAM EXPANDS WITH APPOINTMENT OF NEW SALES MANAGER

Animal nutrition technology company AB Vista has expanded its GB & Ireland team, with the appointment of Robbie Clay as Sales Manager for southern England and Wales. Robbie will support a network of ruminant customers with best practice advice across the company’s product and technical service portfolio. He brings to the role a range of…


AB VISTA EXPLORES UNEXPLOITED OPPORTUNITIES TO IMPROVE PROFITABILITY WITH A NEW ENZYME APPLICATION AT EUROTIER 2018

Exploring unexploited opportunities for enzymes to improve profitability is the focus for animal nutrition technology company AB Vista, at this year’s EuroTier animal production trade fair. EuroTier takes place in Hanover, Germany from 13th – 16th November 2018. “Producers, nutritionists and suppliers continue to actively seek out ways to ensure incremental gains from their feed,…


New research explores ‘triple benefit’ of phytase for tilapia producers

Two new studies to be presented by AB Vista at this month’s Latin American & Caribbean Aquaculture (LACQUA) Congress demonstrate that phytase offers tilapia producers a threefold benefit, affecting performance, profitability and sustainability. The trials, conducted in partnership with the Federal University of Parana in Brazil, showed that the addition of 2,000 FTU/kg of Quantum…


NEW RESEARCH – DIETARY ARABINOXYLAN-OLIGOSACCHARIDES KICK START ARABINOXYLAN DEGRADATION IN THE AGEING BROILER

Researchers at this year’s European Poultry Conference in Dubrovnik (17th-21st September) presented new data to shed further light on the proposed mechanism of action of xylanases, frequently used in broiler diets to improve feed digestibility by degrading the arabinoxylan fraction of dietary fibre. Through the production of small soluble fibre fragments, arabinoxylo-oligosaccharides (AXOS), xylanases can…


A NEW LENS ON ENZYMES: AB VISTA TO SHARE NEW INSIGHTS AT FEED ADDITIVES CONFERENCE

‘Advances in enzyme application’ will be presented at Feed Additives 2018, Amsterdam by AB Vista’s Global Services Director. Dr Hadden Graham will discuss how advancements in enzyme mode of action and substrate understanding are helping feed producers further optimise performance and feed cost savings. As Dr Graham explains, “the practice of superdosing phytase to target…


AB VISTA SPECIALIST TRIUMPHS IN INTERNATIONAL NIR COMPETITION

AB Vista’s Senior R&D Applications Specialist Ali Gahkani has been awarded first prize in The Council for Near-Infrared Spectroscopy’s global NIR data analysis competition, hosted at the recent International Diffuse Reflectance Conference (IDRC) in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Open to all conference attendees, the biennial competition takes the form of a ‘data analysis shootout’. Having received a…


FIBRE TO TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT AB VISTA’S CORNELL NUTRITION CONFERENCE SYMPOSIUM

The latest nutritional and technological strategies for optimising fibre utilisation in dairy herds will be showcased at AB Vista’s post-conference symposium, set to round off the Cornell Nutrition Conference on 18th October 2018 in New York, USA. The three-hour event – entitled ‘Unlocking the Energy Potential of Fiber’ – will feature a diverse panel of…


AB VISTA RESEARCH SUGGESTS “TRAINING” OF ANIMAL MICROBIOME TO DEGRADE FIBRE

Renewed interest in the fibre-degrading enzyme (NSPase) mode of action is behind new research suggesting changes in the animal gut microbiome to more efficiently degrade fibre. The production of oligosaccharides by NSPases and subsequent fermentation of these by the gut microbiota to generate a ‘prebiotic’ effect, is regarded as one of the mechanisms for NSPase…


AB VISTA APPOINTS NEW SWINE TECHNICAL NUTRITIONIST TO NORTH AMERICA TEAM

Animal nutrition technology company AB Vista has announced the expansion of its North America team, with the appointment of Laura Merriman as Swine Technical Nutritionist. Based in Decatur, Illinois, Laura will be responsible for supporting customers with technical information across the full swine product and service portfolio, including phytase Quantum Blue, xylanase Econase XT and…


TRENDING TOPICS AND TASTY BBQ ON THE MENU FOR IOWA SWINE DAY

The 7th annual Iowa Swine Day on June 28 will bring together renowned speakers from the US pork industry, to deliver a vibrant program addressing a range of key trends and challenges affecting the sector. Sunterra Farms’ Ray and Dave Price will open the morning plenary session, detailing their journey from traditional farrow-to-finish hog farm…


Feed efficiency drive puts yeast efficacy under the spotlight

With milk producers continuing to look for opportunities to increase margins, the role of yeasts in improving rumen function and feed efficiency is increasingly under the spotlight. But not all yeasts are the same, warns Dr Derek McIlmoyle, AB Vista EMEA Ruminant Technical Director, and care is needed if the returns are to outweigh the…


Specific threat of DON mycotoxin requires targeted approach to protect pig profitability

Of all the mycotoxins commonly found in pig diets, perhaps the greatest threat to pig health, productivity and efficiency comes from deoxynivalenol (DON). According to Dr Derek McIlmoyle, AB Vista EMEA Technical Director, the nature and scale of that threat requires specifically targeted counter-measures if pig unit profitability is to be safeguarded. “DON may not…