A Syngenta corn technology that improves the profitability of ethanol plants also offers increased feed value to beef and dairy cattle farmers, according Chris Tingle, head of Enogen commercial operations for Syngenta.

"We’ve identified incremental benefits in beef cattle and dairy cattle feeding," Tingle said at a media summit hosted by Syngenta. "We are improving the digestibility of corn."

Enogen corn produces alpha amylase, an enzyme that breaks down corn starch into sugar. When used in an ethanol plant, the corn significantly reduces the viscosity of the corn mash and eliminates the need to add a liquid form of the enzyme.

In livestock feed rations, the...