Optimising Commercial Value from Best Generation Enzymes02 January 2015
US - A recent webinar shows how to optimise performance with the inclusion of Best Generation enzymes in the diet, says Novus International.
Best Generation feed enzymes add significant value to the animal production chain, according to Howard Simmins of InSci Associates Ltd.
Growth in feed enzymes has depended on optimising their use to obtain the added value. It is frustrating when enzyme responses have not been as consistent as expected. However, good enzymes always work, so where does the inconsistency lie? We often use book values when formulating raw materials, he says, which leads to imbalances in nutrients, particularly in amino acid to energy ratios, resulting in reduced animal performance. The enzyme response will be the same, but the animal’s response could differ greatly dependent on the nature of the error in the nutrient formulation.
Dietary energy is used in a recent webinar to show how one of four typical outcomes is possible, none of which achieves the ideal result. In some, diet cost is reduced, whilst in others it is increased, but none of these situations provide the ideal combination of reduced feed cost and optimal animal performance.
Feed formulation using known ingredient nutrients is key to obtaining the full value of the enzyme in terms of animal performance, as, following reformulation, the enzyme brings the diet back into balance. Once balanced, more than one enzyme may be used in the feed, providing two rules are followed, as discussed in the webinar. Critically, we know today that most enzymes show nutritional replacement values that include energy, amino acids and minerals. Taking only one nutrient into account for an enzyme will result in an imbalance.
Mr Simmins said formulating the raw materials accurately and using the complete nutritional value of each Best Generation enzyme, individually and in combination, will achieve exceptional commercial performance.
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