ADM is increasingly focused on lowering feed costs, and improving sustainability metrics for monogastric producers, with it looking to optimize the degradation and availability of nutrients using phytases and other enzymes.
In recognition of his pioneering work on livestock nutrition, Xingen Lei, professor of animal science at Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) was named a Fellow of the US National Academy of Inventors (NAI) on December 7.
A Norwegian study showed phytase supplementation in pig feed improved phosphorus and calcium digestibility. However, no increased phytase efficacy was seen with the addition of formic acid in the ration, despite earlier research supporting such findings.
We look at industry exits and new appointments over the past four weeks. Our career gallery tracks appointments at single cell protein producer, Calysta, at feed additive supplier, AB Vista, new feed space entrants and more.
DuPont today announced the launch of the a new phytase enzyme, Axtra PHY GOLD, which it flagged as capable of delivering significant feed cost savings to producers, while helping to reduce challenges faced during feed production like environmental impact.