Canadian Bio-Systems have introduced the product Maxi-Gen Plus in both the US and Canada which it says offers a viable alternative to traditional growth promoting products.
The product, which features a rich source of conditionally essential nutrients for young animals, is being showcased at the Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines and around the upcoming International Poultry Exhibition in Atlanta.
“Maxi-Gen Plus is a tool to support livestock performance and improve the profitability of producers,” says Owen Jones, CBS Inc. president. www.canadianbio.com “It represents a new option in the marketplace that is designed to fit well with the changing demands on today’s pork and poultry industries.”
Research conducted with Maxi-Gen Plus shows multi-benefits. The product stimulates intestinal development and improves immune system response. It improves average daily gain and feed intake, while enhancing nutrient absorption and gut health.
“One of the key benefits of Maxi-Gen Plus is that it helps to stimulate tissue growth and recovery during periods of stress,” says Rob Patterson, technical services manager for CBS Inc. “It mimics health-enhancing components that both pigs and poultry produce on their own. However, our research shows that during times of stress such as weaning and transport, the supply produced by the animal is often not enough to meet the demand for optimal health and performance. Maxi-Gen Plus fills that need to maximsze these benefits for the producer.”
“The product is highly concentrated in its beneficial components, which allows for lower inclusion levels, which improves cost efficiency for producers.”
Poultry results are promising, says Patterson. In one key example, a 35 day feeding trial with broiler chickens showed birds supplemented with Maxi-Gen Plus were significantly heavier than control birds, with body weight and average daily gain results statistically equivalent to birds fed a medicated diet. Maxi-Gen Plus components have also been shown to alleviate stress and improve immune status in poultry.