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One of the most promising areas of advancement is young animal nutrition. Novel science-driven approaches to optimize performance, health, welfare, efficiency and other critical attributes are shaping a new vision of exciting possibilities for the future of this specific field of animal nutrition. Several of the latest advances in feed technology were featured at the Young Animal Nutrition Summit, March 3-4 in Amsterdam.

Among the progress featured at the Summit were examples related to feed composition for young animal development, the potential for maternal nutrition to benefit the progeny, the latest insights into gut health and immunity, effective strategies to replace antibiotics and zinc oxide, and more.

Feed technology

In the area of feed technology, one of the top recent examples of innovation is the Yeast Bioactives technology. Dr. Elijah Kiarie, Assistant Professor at the University of Guelph, Canada, discussed advantages of this technology as part of a presentation on opportunities for functional fatty acids and yeast derivatives for poultry – specifically for improving growth, productivity and welfare.

“One of the things we are learning more about is the critical importance of optimizing animal nutrition approaches at an early stage,” says Kiarie. “We are discovering it truly has a lifelong impact. By maximizing the approaches and advantages with young animals, we set a course for the ultimate success with the end results. Knowing this, it’s very encouraging to see the rising opportunities for improvement at this young animal stage. By taking advantage of the latest science-based knowledge and innovations, we are well positioned to help livestock industries make major advances today and in the years ahead.”


CBS Inc. developed and launched novel Yeast Bioactives technology last year as a brand new category of feed technology, designed for use as a supplement in diets for poultry, swine and ruminants – including strong applicability to optimize results with young animals during critical early development stages.

Aligning with broad industry trends, this technology has emerged among the leading new options for operations in supporting transition to and maintenance of reduced antimicrobial and ‘raised without antibiotics’ systems.

Areas of innovation

This technology is an addition within the CBS Inc. portfolio of Feed Science Platforms. The complete range of Feed Science Platforms include: Multi-Carbohydrase enzyme technology, enhanced yeast technology, grain management technology and functional fatty acids, along with phytogenics and probiotics.

“All of the advances we are seeing mean more options for the producer, which is absolutely critical as producers represent the front line of industry progress,” says Kiarie. “With an expanded toolbox, producers can find the best approaches for their operations to meet the demands of the future. If the progress shown at the Young Animal Nutrition summit is any indication, we have a bright future to look forward to in animal agriculture.”

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