A revolutionary new phytase product is set to deliver unprecedented performance benefits for pig producers. Launched by AB Vista at the International Poultry Expo in Atlanta, January 2012, Quantum Blue promises to unlock more value for the animal feed industry than any other commercially available phytase.
Through its anti-nutrient effects, the presence of phytate in animal diets is costing feed producers the equivalent of up to $6 per tonne in lost performance.
Phytase is an effective way to release phosphorus and other nutrients bound to phytate present in feed ingredients and at current usage levels, phytase products save the global poultry industry around $1 billion a year in feed costs.
However, the phytate remaining in feed is still enough to irritate the gut and impair digestion – costing the industry up to $2 billion a year.
As an enhanced E.coli phytase, Quantum Blue goes beyond the capabilities of its predecessors to deliver greater phosphorus release, more consistently than any other commercially available phytase, the company said in a press release.
Quantum Blue is not coated, enabling quick release of the active enzyme in the animal foregut. Specifically optimised for maximum phytate destruction, it is proven to deliver additional feed efficiency value at higher inclusion levels.
AB Vista’s Managing Director Richard Cooper said: “Quantum Blue is going to revolutionise the phytase market. […] We have developed the next generation of phytase products to help the animal feed industry meet the challenges of today’s highly competitive climate.”