Global animal health leader Alltech is launching a new feeding program that aims to give their cattle customers a competitive advantage in the feedyard.

EPNIX stems from Alltech’s nutrigenomics and epigenetics research platforms and provides a targeted nutritional approach to improving the carcass weight and performance of feedlot cattle independent of antimicrobial or beta-agonist supplementation. Alltech, recognized throughout the beef industry for its signature product Bio-Mos®, will be launching EPNIX at their booth 3917 at the 2016 National Cattleman’s Beef Association Convention in San Diego, California, Jan. 27- 29.

“Developed through five years of testing with accredited universities and large pen beef research institutions, EPNIX is a feeding program that is nutritionally customized to fit the specific life stages of feedlot cattle,” said Dr. Vaughn Holder, Alltech beef specialist. “Using nutritional interventions specifically targeted to each stage of production, we can achieve better health, improved performance and increased profitability.”

EPNIX allows producers to focus on precisely meeting the nutritional needs of both their receiving and finishing cattle. A major component of the program is powered by 100 percent organic trace minerals through Alltech’s Total Replacement Technology (TRT). Recent research shows that producers can feed substantially lower amounts of organic trace minerals than the inorganic alternative and achieve similar, if not better, performance in cattle.

“Through recent feedyard trials with EPNIX, we have seen increased carcass weight up to 14.1 pounds and significant increases in dressed yield and ribeye area,” Holder said. “This increases profit per head and ultimately delivers a positive ROI to the producer.”

Holder will introduce EPNIX and present the latest TRT feedlot research at the NCBA Learning Lounge, Friday, Jan. 9 at 10:30 a.m. NCBA attendees are also invited to find out more about EPNIX during Alltech’s happy hours Jan. 28 from 5 to 6 p.m. and Jan. 29 from 4 to 5 p.m.

Alltech is the first Feed Verified company by IMI Global, certifying 13 technologies at an approved feed input in the Verified Natural, Antibiotic-Free, Non-Hormone Treated Cattle (NHTC), GAP 5-Step Animal Welfare RatingTM and Non-GMO Project Verified programs. For more information, visit http://www.imiglobal.com/feed-verified.html.