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Ruminant Expertise

Right from the start, BIOMIN has been greatly committed to helping cattle farmers run successful operations. From its own in-house research and product innovation to practical management on the farm, an interdisciplinary team of experts are instrumental to this seamless cooperation. The final aim: Successful and profitable ruminant operations.

Our ruminant team includes scientists, vets and nutritionists who, together, provide a 360º insight into everyday production. Their cooperation translates into scientifically-sound, proven and user-friendly solutions that are well adapted to practical farm management.

Modern dairy cows have a much faster passage rate of feed through the rumen, leaving less time for microorganisms to detoxify. This, combined with higher feed intake, probably means that our cows’ natural defences cannot protect them as well as often assumed.

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Rearing management is often underestimated. However, it is widely recognized that calf performance today has a great impact on future milk yield. This applies to (goat) kids and lambs too.

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Milk production per lactation and in the total lifespan of a dairy cow is the most decisive factor for overall farm profitability. Lactation depends on many different factors.

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Feed efficiency is a key parameter for profitability. With high feed prices, it pays to increase feed efficiency by improving feed digestibility. Better feed digestibility means higher milk production without a negative energy balance (NEB).

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Good silage management is key to profitable production and there are many important factors that influence silage quality. BIOMIN experts are trained to advise you on how best to preserve and improve your silage.

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A primary condition for successful production, optimal ruminal health requires an optimum pH and high bacterial count in the rumen. Securing optimal rumen health leads to higher digestibility and feed intake.

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Good quality feed is a must for high beef output. Among other factors, higher feed intake also correlates with improved beef production.

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Ruminant Media

Science & Solutions No. 65 - Ruminants

In this issue: Boosting milk yield with Digestarom® Dairy; How creep feeding calves can boost growth and profits; Ensuring excellent silage quality; What's wrong with my herd? Part 9

How Creep Feeding Calves Can Boost Growth and Profits

Supplying young calves with supplementary feed enables growth rates to increase towards their maximum potential, and reduces stress during the hungry-calf gap. Creep feeding potentially delivers many...

What’s Wrong With My Herd? Part 9 – Rumen Fermentation

The major benefit of dairy cattle lies in their utilization of forage, which enables us to use land that may not be appropriate for traditional grain crops. The symbiotic relationship with the...

Ensuring Excellent Silage Quality

Silage is an important part of the total mixed ration (TMR) and is a valuable nutrient source for cows throughout the year. Getting the ensiling process right is vital to ensure good quality silage,...

Boosting Milk Yield with Digestarom® Dairy

An investigation into the benefits of Digestarom® Dairy has revealed its ability to boost milk production in both heifers and mature cows. In addition to its other benefits, this phytogenic feed...

BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey Q1 2019 Results

Global results of 22318 analyses on the occurrence of mycotoxins –including aflatoxin, zearalenone, deoxynivalenol (vomitoxin), T-2 toxin, fumonisins and Ochratoxin A— in crops such as corn (maize),...

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