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…


AB Vista to launch industry’s first phytate reference guide at IPPE

This month’s International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), Atlanta, January 30 – February 1 will see the launch of the animal feed industry’s first phytate reference guide. Developed by animal nutrition technology company AB Vista, the guide will contain details of average phytate levels for a range of raw materials available across the world. The…


ARMAGH CHOSEN FOR ‘FUTURE LOOKING’ PIG CONFERENCE

Advances in Nutrition for Future Challenges is the name being given to a progressive producers seminar to be held in the Armagh City Hotel, Armagh. Announcing the event, Joshua Daly, Sales and Marketing manager of AB Vista GB and Ireland says: “The future holds several feeding challenges for pig producers, and we are bringing together…


New research highlights opportunity to improve the iron status of piglets

Iron deficiency could be reducing the performance of piglets post-weaning, despite the routine use of iron injections and feed supplements. Recent data from Canada shows that, of approximately 1,000 pigs tested on 20 commercial farms using standard iron protocols, around 30% had low iron status or anaemia at weaning. This was associated with a loss…


AB VISTA RISES TO NUMBER TWO IN GLOBAL PHYTASE SECTOR

Positive sales growth has seen animal nutrition technology company AB Vista move to number two in phytase worldwide over the past year. Managing Director Richard Cooper says that the success comes from being customer-focused: “We’ve focused on sharing scientific advancements within the field of nutrition and technology in order to help our customers stay ahead.”…


AB Vista expands Technical Service Team with new Feed Applications Engineer

AB Vista’s Technical Services Team has recently been expanded, as part of the company’s strategy to strengthen feed mill support to customers in the Americas. Joel McAtee has joined AB Vista as Feed Applications Engineer for the Americas, having spent several years working in Operation and Regulatory roles in commercial feed facilities and premix plants.…


New book provides fresh insight into the use of enzymes in swine feed

Feed additive enzymes are set to play a key role in shaping the future of pork production efficiency, according to the contributing authors of a newly published book. Members of the senior research team from animal nutrition technology company AB Vista were asked to contribute a chapter to volume 2 of Achieving Sustainable Production of…


MORE GROWTH FROM SAME BEEF RATION THANKS TO FORAGE PRE-TREATMENT

Pre-treating beef rations with a Trichoderma reesei-derived fungal extract can increase average daily gain (ADG) by up to 13.4% without any increase in dry matter intake (DMI), according to a recent trial at Agri-Research Center in Texas. The study used two groups of 90 Aberdeen Angus-cross heifers fed the same ration either with or without…


How NIR technology is transforming new crop use across Europe after this year’s harvest

Feed producers and nutritionists across Europe are currently facing one of the toughest challenges of the year: new crop variability. The issue of variability has been highlighted this month, with the release of a European Commission report. Summarising a 30-year study, the report concludes that climate change is responsible for 40% of wheat production variability[1].…


Overcome the new crop challenge with a hard-working xylanase

For many, harvest may well be a time for reaping the rewards of a hard year’s work, but for nutritionists and producers the approach of the new crop harvest can pose a real challenge. Incorporating new crops can negatively impact performance, affecting feed conversion and other production indicators. By taking into account nutrient content variation…


IOWA SWINE DAY PROMISES PRIME PORK PROGRAM AND AWARD-WINNING BBQ

The 6th annual Iowa Swine Day, to be held on June 29, will bring together leading figures from the US pork industry to discuss key issues facing the sector. The use of science in agriculture will form a core part of the day, as Dr Joe Schwarcz from McGill University will discuss common misconceptions. Other…