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The Yeast Plus Yucca Farm Pack has been developed to help high performance cows cope with high starch and energy density diets, improving forage and concentrate utilisation, performance and animal health. The pack is available in two versions. One supplying live yeast and pure yucca extract, and the second containing the addition of niacin to further help cows recover from metabolic challenges experienced in early lactation.
How Can Live Yeast Help?
Live yeast promotes improved diet utilisation and ration performance in the cows rumen.
1. Removes Oxygen from the rumen
Oxygen scavenging strengthens anaerobic activity
Increases cellulolytic bacteria population
Dry matter intake raised
VFA balance is improved and rumen pH is stabilised
2. Increase in microbial population
Improved supply of microbial protein from the rumen
Fibre and Lactate utilisation is increase
Pure Yucca contains saponin compounds that kill rumen protozoa.
Protozoa have a relationship with methanogens that use rumen energy to produce methane. Less protozoa releases more energy for milk production.
Yucca binds excess rumen ammonia caused by high rumen degradable protein,allowing it to be used in the lower gut.
Less ammonia is lost through the rumen wall, reducing blood and milk urea levels resulting in a positive effect on fertility and milk protein. Suppressing rumen protozoa and methanogens, promotes optimal protein utilisation within the rumen.
- Avoids ‘wasting’ rumen energy
Niacin is synthesised within the rumen, but research suggests that this microbial production may be insufficient to meet high yielding dairy cow requirements.
Supplementing niacin to dairy cows in early lactation can help:
- Reduce the rate of back fat mobilisation and body condition loss
- Reduce the impact of negative energy balance on blood parameters
- Promote increases in milk yield
- Increase rumen propionate concentrations, and hence milk fat production
- Promote improved fertility
Dairy Feed Additives For Rumen Efficiency
Boosting feed efficiency with supplements:
High feed costs should make dairy farmers consider some of the supplements available to improve cow performance and health according to dairy consultant Mike Hobbis.
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