Syngenta’s Enogen corn enzyme technology will help transform starch to usable sugars more rapidly than other corn
A research conducted by Penn State University showed that Syngenta’s Enogen Feed corn silage has increased feed efficiency compared to non-Enogen corn silage.
Enogen corn enzyme technology, provided by Syngenta Seeds, transforms starch to usable sugars more rapidly than other corn.
The research showed a 4% increase in ECM feed efficiency with Enogen Feed corn silage
The research showed a 4% increase in ECM feed efficiency with Enogen Feed corn silage with no adverse effect on rumen fermentation when compared against non-Enogen corn silage.
The results are said to demonstrate the efficiency of Enogen corn’s in-seed alpha amylase technology in increasing starch utilisation and feed efficiency in dairy cattle.
Penn State research is based on earlier university studies, which showed that Enogen Feed corn fed as grain or silage cam can potentially increase feed efficiency by up to 5% compared to corn without the Enogen trait.
The research was carried out by Penn State University Department of Animal Science’ Dr Alex Hristov and graduate research assistant Sergio Welchez.
Syngenta is offering Enogen Feed corn hybrids through local and independent Golden Harvest Seed Advisors and NK retailers in select geographies.
Syngenta’s Enogen marketing head Duane Martin said: “Because dairy producers operate on such tight margins, they are always looking for ways to increase those boundaries and gain a competitive advantage. For these producers, a 4-6% increase in feed efficiency is highly significant.
“That’s why we’re so excited about the results from this study. The efficiency gain reported in the trial shows just how valuable Enogen Feed can be for maximizing profit potential.”
In June this year, Syngenta announced its plans to build a new R&D Innovation and Customer Experience Centre in Northern Illinois, US.