While Novus’s product portfolio is complex and varying by world region, all of these offerings can be broken into five Core Platforms: Methionine, Organic Trace Minerals, Feed Enzymes, Eubiotic Solutions, Pigments and Feed Quality.
Novus enzyme products allow animal producers to reduce the amount of inputs needed for their operation, mainly in feed, while maintaining the performance of their animals. When enzymes are used, less land and resources are required to produce ingredients for animal feed. This not only reduces the environmental impact of animal production, but allows that land to be put to use to fulfill other needs required by the population.
With commercial agriculture continuing to expand, related pollution is a growing concern. High levels of certain nutrients in livestock manure can be problematic to land and water supplies. Novus’s MINTREX® trace minerals help producers manage mineral levels by having proven higher bioavailability, meaning more minerals are able to be absorbed by the animal and less are excreted into the environment.
Novus feed quality products prevent feed ingredients and finished feed from going rancid. Such rancid feed can cause health and performance issues on the farm, as well as become unnecessary waste.
A Life Cycle Assessment was initiated in 2015 on a key Novus product and continued over the course of 2016. This study looked beyond the final output and instead shifted focus to the impacts along the route to the customer. This enables Novus to identify "hot spots" or areas for improvement in the production cycle of the product. In 2017, Novus will utilize this data to illuminate future projects to reduce any negative impacts created during the cycle and further reduce Novus’s impact on the environment in manufacturing.
An intrinsically heat stable protease that optimizes protein digestibility.
A highly bioavailable source of chelated organic trace minerals.
A feed preservative used to stabilize fats, meals and finished feeds.
Novus invests in the continual development and engagement of its employees, in order for the company to deliver on its vision and mission.