Phytogenics in ruminant feed

Profit boost with every mouthful

Maximize your ruminant’s performance with the power of nature

Poor feed e­fficiency is one of the predominant challenges for beef and dairy producers. Did you know that less than a third of a dairy cow's protein and energy intake is converted into milk?  And less than a tenth of the protein and energy intake of a beef cow is converted into meat?  

A key strategy to increase the profitability of ruminant production is to positively influence the metabolism of dairy cows and beef cattle via feed intake. High-quality phytogenic additives for ruminants are a valuable tool to encourage feed intake and enhance nutrient utilization, which improves feed efficiency.  In addition, phytogenic feed additives support nitrogen recycling in the animal which reduces ammonia emission.

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A limiting factor of profitable ruminant production can be seen in the complex digestive system of ruminants: in the rumen a whole microbial ecosystem has evolved to ferment feed before nutrient absorption takes place.  Phytogenics contribute in a variety of ways to ensure efficient, environmentally friendly and profitable ruminant production, such as: upgrading energy efficiency and growth performance in beef cattle, helping optimize milk yield and quality in dairy cows while reducing ammonia emissions (compared to feed without phytogenics), and supporting normal concentrate intake in calves, thus maintaining natural digestion while supporting development of stable respiratory functions.

Fulfill the specific needs of ruminants

Studies suggest that our phytogenic additives help ensure safe, effective and sustainable milk and meat production. In addition, the Performizer® concept provides options in capturing the benefits of phytogenics to ensure both high performance for all operations. Depending on the individual goals of our customers, producers can decide whether they want to maximize animal performance when adding our products to existing rations or maintain their performance level while reducing feed costs.

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