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Chr Hansen Offers Value Added Reducing-Sugar Release Analysis Service to Customers

28 May 2014

Chr. Hansen - BioPlus 2B

DENMARK - Chr Hansen reducing-sugar release analysis quantifies the impact of BioPlus® YC dual strain bacillus on reducing-sugar content in grower-finisher diets.

The rising cost of feed worldwide is squeezing profit margins for animal producers. Feed prices account for about 70 per cent of pig production costs.

The Reducing-Sugar Release Analysis enables producers to maximise feed utilisation and profitability when using BioPlus YC in grower finisher diets.

Fifteen to 25 per cent of feed rations are not digested by pigs because they lack fibre or non-starch polysaccharide (NSP) degrading enzymes in their intestinal tract.

The Reducing-Sugar Release Analysis is a novel assay. It accurately quantifies the effect of NSP enzyme production from BioPlus YC on the conversion of biomass with high fibre content into reducing-sugar bioavailable to pigs.

This is key, because when NSP digestibility is improved, fibre digestibility, reducing-sugar availability and feed utilisation significantly increases. As a result, the uptake of nutrients, vitamins and minerals is greater. The supply of energy to pigs from fibre increases, and producers get maximum value from feed.

The BioPlus YC dual strain Bacillus has been shown to deliver about three times greater reducing-sugar bioavailability than the feed control without Bacillus.

Chr Hansen’s Reducing-Sugar Release Analysis will be made available for individual customer testing upon request.

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