Trial confirms the need to analyse in-feed enzyme activity

A recent study has demonstrated the importance of assessing in-feed enzyme activity, highlighting a variation in performance characteristics of xylanases. The study, a broiler trial conducted at a Polish University, assessed the thermostability of three different commercial xylanases applied to wheat-based diets, processed at three different conditioning temperatures (80, 85 and 90˚C) prior to pelleting.…


VISTACELL LIVE YEAST REGISTRATION EXTENDED TO SHEEP AND GOATS

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has extended the registration for Vistacell live yeast ( Saccharomyces cerevisiae ) to include sheep and goats used for milk or meat production. Already well-established in the dairy and beef sectors, Vistacell is a metabolically active live yeast that has been proven to improve rumen function, fibre digestion and…


AB VISTA APPOINTS TWO NEW STAFF TO ENHANCE ITS GLOBAL TECHNICAL SERVICES

AB Vista has welcomed two new staff to its UK headquarters, as the company strengthens its technical services to the global feed industry. Sophie Parker-Norman joins AB Vista as Technical Services Manager, while Tess Burkin has been appointed as Marketing Development Manager. Together they form part of a team offering technical services applicable to a…


Opportunities to improve feeding precision and reduce costs with the latest NIR technology to be presented at Bangkok conference

Recent developments in near infra-red (NIR) spectroscopy have the potential to substantially improve feed formulation precision and reduce losses associated with feed ingredient variability. Feed costs account for up to 80% of the total variable costs of animal production, and both under- and over-supply of nutrients translate directly into economic losses through higher feed costs…


AB Vista to reveal new research into mineral utilisation in piglet diets at Pig Focus Asia

New research into optimising piglet performance and trace mineral nutrition will be presented by AB Vista at this year’s Pig Focus Asia conference in Bangkok, March 21-23. Delegates will be given an insight into how phytase superdosing can maximise the efficiency of a piglet’s diet by releasing vital minerals such as zinc, iron and copper…


AB VISTA PLANS FOR CONTINUED GROWTH IN FORMER SOVIET UNION

AB Vista has appointed a new Technical Sales Manager to its Former Soviet Union region, as it continues to expand its product and service offering in the emerging market. The animal nutrition technology company welcomes György Stefan to its team following sales growth in its enzyme portfolio, which includes the Econase XT xylanase and Quantum…


TRIAL RESULTS CONFIRM FEED VALUE AND PRODUCTION GAINS FROM FORAGE PRE-TREATMENT

According to the results of a three-month ADAS-monitored trial on a commercial UK dairy unit, application of a forage pre-treatment increased total mixed ration (TMR) D-value and energy content, leading to improvements in both milk yield and fertility. The D-value of the TMR improved from 63 to 65%, whilst energy content rose from 10.5 to…


What is phytase superdosing? AB Vista’s Dr. Mike Bedford explains the science

In a recently released technical video, Mike Bedford, Research Director at AB Vista, highlights new research that more precisely identifies how phytases work in the animal. This helps explain where the performance benefits of phytase superdosing are really coming from and why important differences can be seen between commercial phytases. Many end-users have now adopted…


NEW RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR THERMOSTABLE XYLANASE IN POULTRY PRODUCTION

New research from AB Vista shows that thermostability of xylanase plays a critical role in ensuring consistent performance improvements in poultry. Feed pelleting and the importance of enzyme thermostability – the capacity of a fibre-degrading xylanase to survive the high temperatures involved in pelleting – will be discussed by AB Vista’s Global Technical Director, Dr…


AB VISTA LAUNCHES ‘EXTRAORDINARY SCIENCE BROUGHT TO LIFE’ VIDEO SERIES AT IPPE

AB Vista is launching a technical video series at this year’s International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in January, aimed at sharing information on various key areas of development within animal nutrition technology for 2016. The “Extraordinary Science Brought to Life” video series will feature short technical presentations on a range of global science/nutrition topics.…