Multi-carbohydrase enzyme technology is breathing new life into the ability of swine and poultry operations to get the most “bang for bite” possible from feed rations. Here are 4 things to know:

1. Higher nutritional extraction

Multi-carbohydrase technology – now widely available in several of the latest offerings from Canadian Bio-Systems Inc. (CBS Inc.) – is designed to deliver higher nutritional extraction from a wide range of animal diets and feeds including corn, soybean meal, wheat, barley, oats, canola meal, flax, peas, distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and more.

2. Studies show strong gains

Particularly effective with young animals, swine trial data results show 11 percent improvement in average daily gain and 15 percent improvement in feed conversion ratio for newly weaned pigs (multi-carbohydrase vs. untreated control). Poultry trial data results show 2.7 percent improvement in body weight gain and 3.2 percent improvement in feed conversion ratio (multi-carbohydrase vs. untreated control, using corn-soy diets).

3. Adding value for competitive advantage

This adds value to feed, reduces potential waste and presents a new way to gain a competitive advantage and enhanced profitability, says Dr. Bodgan Slominski, head of a long-standing research program in Western Canada that investigates the potential of novel feed ingredients.

“Multi-carbohydrase technology represents the leading-edge of our science-based knowledge on the most effective use of feed enzymes,” says Slominski. “It leverages what we have learned from many years of research to offer a much more comprehensive and sophisticated option than traditional approaches.”

4. Leading example of science-driven feed innovation

CBS Inc. has funded and partnered in pioneering research on multi-carbohydrase technology to drive this concept forward. This has included numerous key studies directed by Slominski as part of his program at the University of Manitoba, recognized as one of the leading programs of its kind in the world. This research received the Synergy Award for Innovation from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada as well as the National Research Council Award for Innovation in Industrial Research.

This base of science has provided the foundation for a fresh wave of multi-carbohydrase technology products, led by Superzyme – “the original multi-carbohydrase.” A flexible platform for use with a variety of swine and poultry diet formulations, Superzyme is widely available through expanded distribution in the U.S., Canada and more broadly internationally, say Rob Patterson, Director of Technical Services with CBS Inc.

“The multi-carbohydrase technology embedded in Superzyme is different from other ‘NSP’ enzymes and ‘enzyme cocktails,’" says Patterson. “This technology utilizes multiple unique enzyme strains that express multiple activities, as opposed to blending single-source enzymes together. Theses enzyme activities are painstakingly identified, researched and developed to ensure they complement one another seamlessly and deliver a high level of individual and synergistic benefits."

The website offers a valuable resource for industry to learn about the multi-carbohydrase approach.