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Canadian Bio-Systems Inc. launches new yeast-based feed technology

Solution designed to fit livestock production's move away from antibiotics.

December 19, 2018
By Canadian Poultry magazine

CBS Inc.

Canadian Bio-Systems Inc. (CBS Inc.) has launched a new yeast-based feed additive.

Yeast Bioactives technology is designed for use as a feed supplement in diets for poultry, swine and ruminants.

The company says it fits as an enhanced yeast and grain management option with advantages for all types of production systems, including those targeting reduction or replacement of antimicrobial use.

It launched the product on December 1, the same date new antimicrobial use rules take effect in Canada, in several product lines as part of the company’s Feed Science Platforms portfolio.

“The introduction of Yeast Bioactives technology is a major innovation for the global animal feed sector that comes at an important time of industry evolution,” says Rob Patterson, CBS Inc. Technical Director.

“It represents a leap forward in consistency and efficacy compared to conventional yeast cell wall components used in animal feed. It offers a unique solution that addresses many of the current trends and needs of the industry.”

The new Yeast Bioactives technology stems from multiple years of discovery research by CBS Inc. in partnership with the novel feed technology research program led by Dr. Bogdan Slominski at the University of Manitoba.

Through that research it has reportedly shown properties and activities that help to mitigate a number of potential threats that can undermine feed quality, animal performance, animal health and food safety.

It has also shown a high level of prebiotic activity that further supports an optimal environment for animal wellness, performance and related productivity, the company says.

“Yeast Bioactives technology can be used consistently as an ongoing safeguard and support for optimal health, performance and productivity under a variety of production systems,” says Paul Garvey, CBS Inc. poultry sales manager.

“It can also be used as a tool to support strategies for antimicrobial reduction or replacement. As a bio-based feed ingredient, it fits the type of solution favored not only on-farm but also by retail customers and consumers of animal-based food products.”