Danisco Animal Nutrition, a business unit of IFF's Health & Biosciences division, has announced the launch expansion of the industry-leading novel phytase enzyme, Axtra PHY GOLD in Malaysia, Thailand and Australia
Axtra PHY GOLD was first launched in India in 2020 and will eventually be available across all markets in Asia Pacific, pending regulatory authorisations. Axtra PHY GOLD is the most bioefficacious phytase currently available on the market, helping improve sustainability while delivering greater feed cost savings to producers.
Asia Pacific has a thriving animal nutrition market encouraged by economic growth and higher disposable income, resulting in changing food habits. Major factors such as a growing demand for animal protein and increasing consumer awareness around the health benefits from consuming high-quality protein are driving the livestock feed market in the region.
“In Asia Pacific, fluctuations in raw material availability, quality and costs for livestock feed have increased the demand for innovative feed additive solutions. Our new phytase, Axtra PHY GOLD addresses these input challenges by offering unprecedented flexibility and consistency, delivering greater performance and feed cost savings for producers,” said Dr Arno de Kreij, segment leader, Danisco Animal Nutrition, IFF.
Phytate is the main storage form of phosphorus in all grains, which represents the basis of most plant-based diets used in animal production. Phytases are enzymes that help break down phytate, allowing better absorption of phosphate and reducing or removing the need for addition of phosphate supplements in poultry and swine diets. The ideal phytase needs to break down phytate as quickly as possible to reduce the phytate’s negative impact. This requires an enzyme that is highly active at a low pH in an animal’s upper digestive tract.