Calgary, Alberta — New year, new innovations, new opportunities. Now that 2021 has arrived livestock producers and their industries have a fresh calendar of potential to fulfill.
One of the most promising areas to help them maximize success is feed science. The advances cover swine, poultry, ruminants and more. A company with a unique vantage point on the latest progress and potential is CBS Inc., which is heavily innovation focused and has a strong foundation of partnerships with many leading universities and research institutions.
“We are coming off a year that was very unique and at times challenging for many industries including agriculture,” says Mark Peters, CBS Sales and Marketing Director. “But under the radar there has been a good news story building that we now see really taking hold in 2021– the story of how feed science advances are giving producers better tools to get better results.”
The fuel for this rising trend has been an influx of new science into novel feed technology interventions, with a particular emphasis on market-friendly bio-based solutions, observes Rob Patterson, CBS Technical Director. Rapid growth in science-based knowledge has vastly expanded the understanding and application of a variety of catalysts for improvement.
For CBS this has included advances now featured across its portfolio of CBS Feed Science Platforms – five areas including Multi-Carbohydrase technology, enhanced yeast technology, grain management technology, functional fatty acids, and phytogenics and probiotics, says Patterson. “We have been hearing a consistent message across our pipeline from primary researchers to industry partners and early adopting producers – there is a lot of innovation, coming at the right time.”
Several top examples of feed science innovations that took major steps forward – both in technology and adoption – in 2020 are now expected to stride exponentially further in 2021. Among those leading demand is CBS Yeast Bioactives technology – an enhanced yeast innovation introduced by CBS Inc. that has seen a surge in adoption not only for its inherent advantages for optimizing efficiency and performance but also as a health management tool. CBS last year received Veterinary Health Products (VHP) approval for Maxi-Nutrio® Liquid, one of several products featuring the CBS Yeast Bioactives technology.
“This technology is very unique in the marketplace and particularly in today’s environment offers exceptional advantages,” says Paul Garvey, CBS Sales Manager. “The liquid formulation added to the water is a simple, practical solution that provides immediate support and benefits without needing to wait for a veterinary script.”
Based on the success of Maxi-Nutrio® Liquid, led by high adoption for broiler production use, CBS has now introduced its newest VHP approved option Maxi-Gen® Liquid – featuring dietary nucleotides along with Yeast Bioactives – for January 2021. This new formulation has similar advantages tailored more toward piglets, calves and turkeys (production systems with larger animals and longer production cycles compared to broilers).
Another standout is ‘free form’ medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) technology – showing benefits to slash bacterial and viral threats while supporting top performance. “At a time when the industry is shifting to antimicrobial alternatives this feed tech is headlining a lot of the coffee row chatter,” says Peters, “particularly as the latest next generation options have hit the marketplace in time for a robust 2021. The new MCFA options are factoring in to a lot of the planning decisions.”
Another new CBS introduction is ProSparity® – a multi-component protease enzyme formulation that boosts protein capture from feedstuffs. This feed technology solution is available in flexible formats offered in both liquid and dry concentrations.
“Overall, it’s clear science is becoming the key difference maker today,” says Peters. “Most important, this is all progress that makes a real impact at the farm level – improving performance, profitability and sustainability in ways that directly benefit the producer. There are a lot of positives building momentum that will carry forward throughout the year and beyond.”
Broadened availability across the FSPs will be aided by a fortified and expanded CBS manufacturing and distribution network, says Krisjan Jones, CBS Operations Director. The company has bolstered resources and partnerships servicing markets internationally, highlighted by the new CBS America distribution centre in Volga, South Dakota.“We have a lot of activity moving forward at a swift pace,” says Jones. “It’s shaping up to be a big year ahead.”
CBS has over 36 years in business, building status as a world leader in feed technology serving customers in more than 20 countries internationally. More information on CBS Inc. Feed Science Platforms is available at fsp.canadianbio.com and additional CBS Inc. information is available at www.canadianbio.com.