Enzymes Provide Common Ground for Latin American Poultry, Swine Professionals Seeking Answers
Novus International Hosts Third Annual Cross-Industry Enzyme Nutrition Roundtable
ST. LOUIS (June 5, 2017) – Novus International, Inc. invited more than 20 poultry and swine professionals representing almost every region of Latin America to its global headquarters for a collaborative, four-day meeting focusing on the future of enzymes in the feed industry, held May 22-25, in St. Charles, Missouri, USA.
“Feed enzymes have emerged as a critical technology for sustainable animal production,” said Luis Azevedo, Area General Manager for Novus in Latin America and Africa. “It’s a truly cross-functional and global tool to help livestock reach their full genetic potential.”
Enzymes are one of the fastest growing segments of feed additives in the animal protein production industry. A wide array of enzyme types and products can be found in almost every major market around the world, and the industry shows no sign of changing direction. In animal nutrition, most enzymes are used to improve digestibility of certain feed ingredients and reduce the negative impacts of anti-nutrients in livestock and poultry.
For four days, individuals including poultry specialists, swine nutritionists, and researchers in varying fields engaged in open dialog on the influence of substrates in the use of multiple enzymes, how to properly validate enzymes, applying new technologies in monogastric diets and numerous other complex topics. Novus experts and other attendees presented their latest research and techniques from the perspectives of their home countries and businesses to offer a clearer picture of each marketplace and its unique and shared challenges.
“To continue serving our customers effectively, we need to stay well-versed in the latest and greatest technologies and usage practices. That may be the next generation of enzymes or an entirely new innovation,” said Juan Ruiz, Technical Services Manager for Enzymes for Novus in Latin America. “As a group, we shared vital information to help navigate the obstacles and opportunities facing enzyme users, and I have no doubts that everyone took something home to better their business.”
More information about Novus’s enzyme products and other upcoming events can be found at www.novusint.com.
About Novus International, Inc.
Novus International, Inc. is headquartered in metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. and serves customers in over 100 countries around the world. A global leader in developing animal health and nutrition solutions, Novus International’s products include ALIMET® and MHA® feed supplements, ACTIVATE® nutritional feed acid, ACIDOMIX® preservative premixture, CIBENZA® enzyme feed additive, MINTREX® chelated trace minerals, SANTOQUIN® feed preservative, AGRADO® feed antioxidant and many other specialty ingredients. Stratum Nutrition, a division of Novus Nutrition Brands, LLC, focuses on human nutrition through specialty and functional ingredients for manufacturers of foods, beverages and dietary supplements (www.stratumnutrition.com).
Novus is privately owned by Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. and Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. For more information, visit www.novusint.com. ©2017 Novus International, Inc. All rights reserved.