Connect OnFarm introduces Encompas5 feed additive
By Connect OnFarmFeatures Profiles Researchers Poultry Production Production
June 17, 2016 – Encompas5 from Connect OnFarm, based in Lethbridge, Alberta, is a bio-based, next generation premium enzyme formulation that features multiple activities to deliver across-the-board animal performance and environmental benefits, including advantages for “raised without antibiotics” systems.
Like all effective feed enzyme formulations, Encompas5 works by breaking down components of animal feed that otherwise would be impossible or hard to digest. This releases additional nutrients and energy from those components that can be captured and used by the animal. However, many traditional formulations utilize only one or two types of enzymes. Encompas5 includes a combination of five unique and complementary enzymes that offer both individual and synergistic benefits for overall more powerful and effective results.
“We are fortunate to work with a number of outstanding farming operations that are always looking ahead and are consistently among the leaders in the adoption of new technology. Many of these operations have been pioneers in capitalizing on the benefits of new feed technology through Encompas5,” says Wes Friesen of Connect OnFarm. “Based on the very positive results and rising demand, we have now increased our production capability, with the support of our industry partners, to offer higher volumes to both existing and new Connect OnFarm customers.”
Additional feed enhancing technology in Encompas5 includes a proprietary bio-based extract proven to help reduce ammonia and other noxious gases, while also supporting optimal gut health.
Specific advantages shown with Encompas5 include improved feed efficiency, average daily gain, ammonia reduction, strong overall herd health and enhanced capability to maintain or strengthen results with lower or eliminated use of antimicrobials.
“At the end of the day, what Encompas5 represents for producers is a tool to fully maximize the value they get from feed, that fits the demands and trends of the marketplace,” says Cal Ginter of Connect OnFarm. “The profitability advantage in particular is substantial for producers. If you’re not breaking down all the hard-to-digest parts and getting all the nutrients and energy, what it comes down to is leaving dollars on the table. Encommpas5 captures those dollars. More breakdown and capture also means less waste so there’s another whole layer of benefit there.”
Encompas5 is a proprietary formulation of Connect OnFarm based on robust science and proven technology. The product includes phytase for the convenience of producers who because of this do not need to have phytase added into their vitamin trace mineral or premix pack. Sample data and more information is available on request by contacting the Connect OnFarm office.
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