DuPont Brings Adaptive Animal Feed Solution to Swine Producers with Launch of Syncra® SWI

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Delivers unique energy and amino acid digestibility for pigs.

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Disappointing results with products in the past have made swine producers rightly skeptical of feed additives outside of phytase. The proven reliability of Syncra® SWI brings the long-awaited performance & profitability solution that swine producers need

Today DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) announced the launch of DuPont™ Syncra® SWI, an adaptive feed additive that powers the diet through improving energy and amino acid digestibility for grower and finisher pigs, thereby improving growth and reducing feed costs. With this highly researched and tested solution, swine producers in the United States and Asia-Pacific regions can maximize feed efficiency and achieve consistent growth performance for sustainable profitability.

“Today, ahead of the World Pork Expo, we enter a new era with Syncra® SWI – a feed additive that delivers an adaptive and consistent protease/probiotic (direct-fed microbial, DFM) solution for grower and finisher pigs,” said Arno de Kreij, Global Swine segment manager, DuPont Industrial Biosciences. “Disappointing results with products in the past have made swine producers rightly skeptical of feed additives outside of phytase. The proven reliability of Syncra® SWI brings the long-awaited performance and profitability solution that swine producers need.”

Delivers Exceptional Consistency

DuPont scientists have found that Syncra® SWI delivers exceptional consistency, with 75 percent of Syncra® SWI animal trials showing a feed conversion ratio (FCR) improvement of more than 3 percent. This reliability ultimately helps reduce costs for swine producers. When applied to a corn/soy/DDGS-based diet for grower-finisher pigs, producers can achieve cost savings per short ton of $5.00 to $13.00.

Unlocks Adaptation

Syncra® SWI delivers unique energy and amino acid digestibility for pigs, powered by the probiotic’s agile enzyme-production, working in harmony with the protease. As a live and responsive organism, the multistrain probiotic adapts its enzyme production profile to the available substrate in the pig’s small intestine, enabling the same additive to degrade substrate in many different feed ingredients, thus powering the protease component. This solution strengthens gut barrier and stimulates short-chain fatty acid production in the hind gut, contributing to enhanced gut health. Further, the probiotic in Syncra® SWI consists of spore-forming Bacillus strains that are highly stable to heat and processing, allowing unstable enzymes, which would not normally survive pelleting or the stomach, to be delivered safely to pig’s small intestine, where they are needed to break down substrate.

DuPont Industrial Biosciences works with customers across a wide range of industries to make products and industrial processes more efficient and sustainable. Through a unique combination of agriculture, biotechnology, chemistry and material science capabilities, we advance market-driven, biobased solutions to meet the needs of a growing population, while protecting our environment for future generations. For updates about how DuPont Industrial Biosciences is helping customers deliver cost-effective products with superior performance and sustainability, follow @DuPontBiobased on Twitter or visit our website at

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More about Syncra® SWI: How DuPont Perfected the Solution

A number of enzyme and probiotic screening studies were conducted to search for a solution to improve the solubilization of the fiber-protein complex in the small intestine in grower-finisher pigs. While improvements in performance and digestibility of nitrogen and energy were seen with some enzymes, probiotics and combinations of the two, it was immediately evident that the protease/multistrain probiotic combination excelled above other solutions.

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