Improves profitability by Reducing Variability
Modern pig groups can be very large. Most often they arrive together and are raised together in the same house and marketed together as well. However, the multitudes of factors affecting growth sex, health, genetics, pig density, etc. can lead to heterogeneity by the end of the period. Uniformity is often a good performance indicator and driver of profitability. In the US for instance, both light and heavy pigs are often discounted by packing plants that incent the producer for homogenous carcasses that will be consistent with their customers’ expectations for branded products. Because of these discounts decreasing variability leads to greater profitability. Furthermore, a reduction of invariability (specifically fewer lighter pigs) can lead to faster barn turns and more efficient use of facilities. Since 2016 producers in the US have been taking advantage of the effects of xylanases to reduce mortality. However additional benefits beyond just mortality have been elucidated by researchers at Adisseo. Adisseo’s Rovabio® Advance is a multi-carbohydrases produced by their patented strain of Talaromyces versatilis. Adisseo has quantified activity of at least 19 different enzymes in Rovabio® Advance, including xylanase, β-glucanase and an impressive array of debranching enzymes.