Tackling tough challenges and unlocking higher profits

Calgary, ALBERTA —Livestock operations have a new high-powered weapon in the battle against today’s toughest production challenges.

New “Bio-Catalyst technology” introduced by CBS Bio Platforms is available for swine, poultry, aquaculture and ruminant applications, based on the latest science from the company’s network of research partner institutions led by the University of Manitoba. It provides a comprehensive platform for maximizing the capability of feed enzymes to unlock value and unique advantages from a full range of production systems.

This includes capability for addressing top challenges such as keeping feed costs low, utilizing alternative and ‘opportunity’ ingredients, protecting health, reducing environmental impact, minimizing antibiotic use and dramatically enhancing overall efficiency and profitability. All advantages are amplified to a higher degree than ever before due to the dramatically increased precision, sophistication and synergy inherent to the new platform.

New future of feed enzymes

“Bio-Catalyst technology represents the new future of feed enzymes – offering greater power and versatility than has ever been possible with this category of feed technology,” says Dr. Anna Rogiewicz of the novel feed enzyme program at the University of Manitoba, built under the leadership of internationally renowned feed technology researcher Dr. Bogdan Slominski. “The science underlying this technology leverages what we have learned over more than 37 years of research and development, tailored specifically to provide today’s farmers with the best tools for the success of their farms.”

The Bio-Catalyst technology platform encompasses several layers of feed enzyme technology. Featured components include Multi-Carbohydrase technology, phytase and protease. There is also a strong focus on crossover components such as enzyme-enhanced CBS Yeast Bioactives technology as well as breakthrough new protein sparing, energy sparing and prebiotic activity boosting options anticipated from the CBS R&D pipeline later this year.

Anchoring the Feed Science Platforms

“The introduction of our CBS Bio-Catalyst platform both enhances and aligns the full range of CBS enzyme innovation, which has been a hallmark of our company for decades,” says Rob Patterson, CBS Technical Director. “We have pursued a continual innovation drive in this space for many years and today we are pushing the pace further with support from our expanding network of research partnerships. The new Bio-Catalyst technology is generations ahead of many of the conventional options. We couldn’t be more excited to bring this technology to the marketplace.”

With this newly designed platform, the full portfolio of CBS Bio Platforms technology – presented as the company’s signature Feed Science Platforms (FSPs) – now includes Bio-Catalyst technology, enhanced yeast technology, functional fatty acids, phytogenetics & probiotics, and grain management technology.

“What unifies the FSPs is a focus on making a difference for the farmer at the farm gate level,” says Mark Peters, CBS Sales and Marketing Director. “We believe strongly when farmers are successful, our industry is successful. The FSPs are about putting more power into the hands of farmers to help them get the best results possible, not only to meet the demands of feeding a growing world but to boost the profits essential to farm livelihoods and sustainability. “

Online analysis tools

"The CBS Bio-Catalysts platform offers comprehensive options enabling the best fit for the unique requirements of every individual operation," says Krisjan Jones, CBS Operations Director. "It is backed by advanced CBS digital tools designed to help farmers identify and address optimal use of bio-catalyst technology and other FSPs for their production system."

What’s Your FSP Fingerprint? is an interactive tool available on the CBS Feed Science Platforms website that enables farmers to input information about their operation and obtain an analysis of the best unique combination of FSPs to improve results.

The CBS iNSPect tool, also available on the same website, is another interactive option that dives deeper on utilizing Bio-Catalyst technology to maximize dietary utilization. It allows farmers to input information on the type of diet they are feeding and receive instant analysis on dietary non-starch polysaccharides (NSPs) such as cellulose, arabinoxylan, beta-glucan, mannan, pectins and various other NSP components.

The tool then allows farmers to select and compare the best bio-catalyst options to address the NSPs in order to boost efficiency, nutrition capture and a range of related benefits spanning animal performance, health and reduced environmental footprint. A base level is available for all users. Accessibility to a premium advanced erosion is available by contacting CBS.

“We have upgraded both of these tools to reflect the enhanced capability of our new Bio-Catalyst technology platform,” says Jones. “We encourage producers, nutritionists and others across the industry to try them today for instantly usable information to strengthen precision feeding strategies.”

Top Bio-Catalyst options

All CBS Bio-Catalyst enzyme options focus on helping livestock operations get the most “bang for bite” possible from feed rations. Multi-Carbohydrase technology – utilizing multiple unique enzyme sources that express multiple activities – is designed to enable maximal usable energy and nutritional extraction from a wide range of animal diets. This includes feedstuffs including corn, soybean meal, wheat, barley, oats, canola meal, flax, peas, distiller’s dried grains and an ever-expanding range of alternative or opportunity ingredients. CBS Multi-Carbohydrase formulations offer ingredient-specific activities tailored to address different types of diets and ensure total feed breakdown.

CBS phytase innovation has also benefited greatly from the company’s long standing partnership with Dr. Slominski – an early pioneer known as ‘The Father of Phytase.” Today’s top CBS phytase options offer industry leading nutritional absorption and enhancement, conferring dramatic growth and productivity advantages.

CBS protease offers unique functionality to optimize breakdown, digestion and nutrition capture of protein sources. This allows producers to get a much higher feed conversion ratio and average daily gain from the same amount of protein or conversely to meet nutritional requirements without needing to use as much protein. This enzyme technology also greatly expands the options for obtaining protein for different types of feedstuffs.

Boosting new Yeast Bioactives

CBS enzyme solutions also play an essential role in CBS Yeast Bioactives technology, which stems from the discovery of a novel approach for enzymatically treating yeast cell wall fractions to dramatically transform consistency, reliability and value as a feed ingredient.

CBS Yeast Bioactives technology has shown properties and activities that help to mitigate a number of potential threats that can undermine feed quality, animal performance, animal health and food safety, notes Patterson. It has also shown a high level of prebiotic activity that further supports an optimal environment for animal wellness, performance and related productivity.

Recognition of its efficacy, safety and unique health advantages has resulted in Veterinary Health Products (VHP) approval for the first key CBS Yeast Bioactives solutions introduced to the marketplace, including previously released Maxi-Nutrio® Liquid and new for 2021 Maxi-Gen® Liquid.

“All of our enzyme options have high Bio-Catalyst activity – they are highly active as natural catalysts driving the biological processes that result in positive change,” says Patterson. “The toolbox is now expanded offering a number of excellent fits for every farm, across species, feedstuffs and locations around the world.”

Advancing global agriculture

With bio-catalyst technology and other areas of technological innovation, farmers have never been better positioned to produce high-quality meat, egg and other livestock products in the most efficient manner possible, he observes. “Producers can improve processes and profitability at the same time.”

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