News & Analysis on the Global Animal Feed Industry
Innovation in feed enzymes
By Jane Byrne
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There was big news from DSM and Novozymes last month. Our report on the release of their new enzyme product came in at number three in our top hitting stories on social media sites in September. The article documents how the two companies have co-developed Balancius, an enzyme designed to remove bacterial cell debris from the animal’s gut, helping to optimize nutritional absorption and digestibility.
Initially, the product, which is a microbial muramidase, is being targeted at broiler production.
The enzyme has been shown to consistently improve feed conversion ratios by 4-6 points or 3%, said the partners.
David Blakemore, president of the animal nutrition and health division, described the product as breakthrough innovation.
“We have a very clear understanding of the science and the mode of action, and its impact in the animal.”