Syngenta Expands Enzyme Technology Into Feed Market

Enogen Feed corn offers excellent yield potential and may enhance the digestibility of grain for cattle.
© Maulsby
© Maulsby
While the alpha-amylase enzyme of Enogen® corn was originally developed for use in the ethanol production process, continued research in the animal feed market has indicated benefits in livestock production as well.

In livestock feed, grain or silage, the enzyme may improve the digestibility and ultimate value of corn as feed for dairy or beef cattle by helping to break down starch more effectively, resulting in the potential for a more digestible feed ration.1

In 2017, producers in select geographies who grow and feed their own corn as grain or silage for beef or dairy production have planted Enogen Feed hybrids.

“We’re excited about the potential benefits that Enogen Feed corn brings to the cattle livestock market.”

Duane Martin
Enogen Feed hybrids offer strong agronomic characteristics in the field, including excellent yield potential across a variety of soil types, greater standability and genetic resistance to common corn diseases. Numerous trials have shown that Enogen corn hybrids perform equal to or better than other high-performing corn hybrids.2

“We’re excited about the potential benefits that Enogen Feed corn brings to the cattle livestock market,” says Duane Martin, Ph.D., Syngenta commercial traits product lead. “Enogen Feed corn offers producers excellent yield potential and standability, while providing the potential for enhanced feed digestibility for their beef or dairy cattle.”

For more information on Enogen Feed hybrids, please contact your Syngenta sales representative.

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1 Research, which was conducted by recognized experts in ruminant nutrition at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and a contractor for laboratory research, found benefits from Enogen corn when included as a component of beef cattle feed and dairy cattle silage, respectively. To learn more about the University of Nebraska research and read the reports on enhanced digestibility, refer to the finishing section of the 2016 Nebraska beef report and look for studies on Syngenta Enhanced Feed Corn.
2 Syngenta production data from more than 350,000 acres, 2012-2015.