October 7, 2019

Canadian Bio-Systems expands Asia Pacific team in Manila, Philippines

Canadian Bio-Systems Inc. (CBS Inc.), an innovation-focused company that develops bio-based products used in feed, has announced an expanded availability of its new Feed Science Platforms (FSPs) for the Asia Pacific region.

The expansion will provide a range of advantages to support more efficient, profitable and sustainable livestock production, according to the company.

CBS has also bolstered its Asia Pacific team, headquartered in Manila, Philippines, a move that is highlighted by the addition of animal nutrition consultant Juvy Castillo. Both developments were showcased at the 32st Philippines Society of Animal Nutritionists (PHILSAN) conference, on October 3.

"Livestock production across the Asia Pacific is poised for a new era of advancement based on improved science and tools," said Eduardo Tuason, global sales manager (Asia Pacific), with CBS.

"Innovations in feed technology represent one of the greatest opportunities. With the current and continuous development of our product distribution in the region, we are excited to expand the availability of our Feed Science Platforms to help drive continued progress. We are also pleased to welcome Juvy as a key part of our team, to support nutritionists, farmers and industry (and) to help the Asia Pacific capture its full potential."

Along with strong technical expertise, Castillo, who is also an active member of PHILSAN since 2002, brings a wealth of local knowledge and experience to the position, including roots in local agriculture and the feed industry that run deep.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the Philippines with a major in animal science specialising in poultry nutrition, and has invested over 20 years working in feed and nutrition before joining CBS.

"I'm proud to join the team at CBS Asia Pacific," said Castsillo. "For as long as I can remember I have always enjoyed working in agriculture and supporting local operations. I am a strong believer in the opportunity for science-based solutions to empower Asia Pacific farmers and their industries with new options to improve results and build a strong future. I look forward to working with the growing CBS Inc. team, customers, partners and network in this new position."

These new developments signal a new chapter for CBS Inc. in its dedication to championing livestock production advancement in the Asia Pacific, including for poultry, swine, ruminant and aquaculture applications.

The company, which is celebrating 35 years in the feed science technology business, has made a strong push across the region over the past decade including establishing its Manila-based Asia Pacific headquarters six years ago.

The CBS Asia Pacific approach has focused on bio-based feed technology innovations that help customers capture more value from feed through better utilisation of energy and nutrients. This leads to corresponding improvements in animal performance and health while reducing potential waste and environmental impacts – advantages critical to livestock industry expansion in the region.

Compared to western countries, key production areas of the Asia Pacific have faced greater challenges in terms of the feed options available, with limited choices, lack of consistency in feed sources, cost barriers and other obstacles, CBS said.

However, as the industry has matured and becomes more globally connected, innovations in feed technology, such as multi-carbohydrase enzymes, advanced nucleotide formulations and ground-breaking yeast bioactives additives are helping to level the playing field. They also provide more "tools in the toolbox" to allow for cost effective improved strategies tailored specifically to each operation.

CBS' technologies, as showcased within the new FSPs framework, offer a comprehensive range of tools to benefit swine, poultry, aquaculture and ruminant production, with five platforms including of multi-carbohydrase enzyme technology, enhanced yeast technology, grain management technology, functional fatty acids, and phytogenetics and probiotics.

The FSPs are backed by a process to determine "What's your FSP fingerprint?" - a new approach to advanced precision livestock feeding that helps individual operations identify how they can best integrate and capture synergies among the different types of feed technology.

"The FSPs are based on a strong foundation of science and represent the latest in feed technology innovation for the Asia Pacific," said Castillo, who will work across the region including with a major initial focus on the Philippines.

"I am excited to share knowledge of these technologies across the industry – helping to meet the challenges of today as well as capture the opportunities of tomorrow," she added.