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FEED Business Worldwide - August, 2011
  
Product Highlights
Long shelf life
 
Simplified handling and dosing compared to its two enzyme product predecessors
 
Increases feed's digestibility and energy value 
 
Reduces environmental pollution and minimises livestock's ecological footprint  
BASF's Natuphos 5000 Combi G enters global market
 
 
BASF has launched the world's first animal feed enzyme combination in granulate form. Natuphos® 5000 Combi G is a combination of the two BASF feed additives, Natuphos® and Natugrain® TS.
 
In this new granulate form livestock feed enzyme, BASF has successfully unified enzymes 3-phytase, beta-xylanase and beta-glucanase into a stable formulation that is suitable for premix and pellet type feeds. Like other BASF enzyme products, Natuphos® 5000 Combi G has an exceptionally long shelf life and will primarily be incorporated into pig and poultry feeds.
 
Enzymes in Natuphos® 5000 Combi G counteract the anti-nutritive characteristics of several feed plant components. This enables pigs and poultry to more efficiently use their feed's energy and nutrients. Meat can now be produced for a growing world population in a more ecologically friendly manner, with less feed and reduced excretion of environmentally harmful substances (such as phosphate and ammonia).
 
 
Compared to the previous separate use of Natuphos® and Natugrain® TS, customers  benefit from this new enzyme combination's simplified handling and dosing. By cutting storage space and container requirements, this combined enzyme product requires less packaging volume and transport space than its predecessor products. By minimising its ecological impact, Natuphos® 5000 Combi G follows the sustainability maxim of "Less input - less environmental impact".
 

  

Product Highlights
Acts as performance enhancer in weaned piglet feed
 
Does not accumulate in the animal's tissue
 
Minimises need for antibiotics

Kemira ChemSolutions' Proturalâ„¢ and Pro GIT SB5â„¢ feed additives
  
 
Kemira ChemSolutions has announced the release of its sodium benzoate feed additive, Proturalâ„¢. Supported by significant animal trial performance data, it recently obtained EU registration for its sodium benzoate (EU Regulation No 496/2011). The product will be available on the market under the brand name Proturalâ„¢.
 
Kemira Proturalâ„¢ is a solid zootechnical additive for application in weaned piglet feed and acts as an animal performance enhancer. Livestock trials have consistently demonstrated its positive effect on piglets' feed intake, daily growth and improved animal performance. Similar to benzoic acid, it is excreted as hippuric acid and does not accumulate in the animal's tissue. Moreover, the product is highly soluble, easy to handle, is not irritating to the skin and eyes and has no pungent odour.
 
Proturalâ„¢ is also available to customers in the Asia Pacific region, as an essential ingredient in Kemira Pro GIT SB5â„¢, a feed acidifier which consists of a synergistic blend of sodium-benzoate, formic, lactic and citric acid and their calcium salts. Since 2009, Kemira Asia Pacific Pte Ltd has been promoting and selling this product through its extensive sales and distribution network across the region. When included in hog diets from starter to finisher stage Kemira Pro GIT SB5 consistently leads to improvements in swine's daily weight gain and feed conversion ratios.
 
Kemira Pro GIT SB5 is also recommended at higher inclusion rates in the absence of antibiotics or as alternative to their use. A study done in Thailand examined the least-cost inclusion rate required on a typical Thai hog diet, in the presence of zinc oxide and antibiotics.
 
Supplementation weaned pigs diet with zinc oxide helps to maintain the stability of the intestinal micro flora and the diversity of coliforms during the first two weeks post-weaning, but not later. When zinc oxide is excluded and antibiotic use is minimised, the benefits of Kemira Pro GIT SB5 were clear. Using Kemira Pro GIT SB5 caused a significant reduction in feed conversion ratios (FCR) at 3kg/tonne and 4kg/tonne inclusion rates, with 3kg/tonne clearly the least-cost inclusion rate.
 
 
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