Novus International just launched a new website for Novus Methionine Solutions – www.novusmethionine.com.
This site is designed to offer nutritionists, feed industry decision-makers and livestock producers easy-to-access information on sources of methionine activity, such as Alimet and MFP for cattle.
Alimet can add 2/10 pound per day gain to cattle on pasture, says Dennis Nuzback, ruminant technical manager for Novus International.
Nuzback says methionine is the most limiting amino acid in beef production, especially for animals that are on high forage diets.
"When we provide up to 10 grams of methionine activity through the use of Alimet or MFP, we see those responses of growth in cattle when we feed the product," Nuzback says.
MFP is the calcium or the dry form of Alimet and Nuzback says it's convenient to add to free-choice minerals.
As feed ingredient prices exhibit greater volatility and resources become scarcer, formulating to meet amino acids requirements with a methionine source from Novus helps optimize rations and feed mixes, says Jim Gerardot, executive director of global strategic marketing for Novus.
Gerardot says the new Novus methionine website makes finding this decision-making information easier. All information there is organized by species. The website also incorporates the look and feel of the new brand platform Novus launched earlier this year – 'The Triple-S Bottom Line' – solutions, service and sustainability.
All methionine sources are not created equal. The forms and types of amino acids available commercially vary not only in their methionine density but also in uptake and response in the target animal.
Novus Methionine Solutions delivers a naturally occurring precursor of L-methionine called HMTBa. More than 30 years of research show Novus Methionine Solutions deliver measureable improvements in performance over DL-methionine at normal industry supplementation levels. This information is easier to find now with www.novusmethionine.com, along with videos and supporting information on the products.
Bioavailability has a major bearing on the overall nutritional value of the amino acid product used. Novus is committed to providing solutions that optimize diet formulations for poultry, pork, beef, dairy, aqua and companion animals whether you are dealing with heat stress or feed conversion ratios.
Animal Performance: Studies show Novus Methionine Solutions deliver measureable improvements in performance over DL-methionine at normal industry supplementation levels.
Heat Stress: Novus Methionine Solutions consistently outperform DL-methionine during periods of heat stress. Supplementing diets with HMTBa helps limit the drop-off in feed consumption during times of heat stress, thereby optimizing animal performance.
Gut health: Once in the gut, HMTBa can inhibit bacterial growth. This advantage can have a positive effect on food-borne pathogens and support animals in reaching their genetic potential.
Better for the environment: Novus Methionine Solutions, unlike DL-methionine, do not contain nitrogen and therefore do not add to the nitrogen load on the environment.
Mold Growth: Organic acids like HMTBa can inhibit mold growth in finished feed.