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RumenSmart™ Feed For Fat

RumenSmart™, a feed containing HMTBa, increases butterfat, promotes rumen microflora populations and decreases diet-induced milk fat depression.

RumenSmart is available in 22.5kg bags.

"We had been running at a rolling average of 4.1% fat for several years. Adding protected fat had nudged this up to 4.35% but now we have a rolling average butterfat of 4.75% since the inclusion of RumenSmart, despite taking the fat out of the diet"
Roger Cook, Burgate Farm, Scarborough

Diet-induced milk fat depression (MFD) causes milk fat yields to drop without lowering milk volume or protein percent. All cows are likely to experience a degree of MFD. High-producing cows are the most severely impacted.

High-producing cows are the most severely impacted, Baldin et al. (2017). With milk fat depression, the milk fat percentage can fall below 3%, reducing income from milk fat by 25%.

Dietary and environmental factors such as rations high in unsaturated fats and starch increase the risk of the formation of the compounds that inhibit milk fat synthesis. RumenSmart™ mitigates the accumulation of these compounds, notably the fatty acid, trans-10, and cis-12 CLA.  Baldin et al. (2017). JDS 101: 1-10

Handling Ease – RumenSmart™ is a fine granular powder with superior flow characteristics. The homogeneity of RumenSmart™ insures excellent distribution in dairy rations.

Benefits

  • Maximizes milk fat production
  • Mitigates diet-induced milk fat depression
  • Lowers trans-10, cis-12 CLA levels
  • Maintains de novo fatty acids synthesis
  • Enhances rumen microbial protein production

Testimonial / Case Study

“We had been running at a rolling average of 4.1% fat for several years. Adding protected fat had nudged this up to 4.35% but now we have a rolling average butterfat of 4.75% since the inclusion of RumenSmart, despite taking the fat out of the diet.”

“Despite the increase in milk quality, fertility has remained good, with a 370 day calving interval, a pregnancy rate around 27% and 46% conception to first service, ensuring a good supply of pregnancies.”

Roger Cook, Burgate Farm, Scarborough

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Why use farmgate nutrition?

  • Improve intakes
  • Higher milk yields
  • Reduce body condition score losses
  • Greater reproductive efficiency
  • Lower levels of SARA
  • Heathier, more profitable cows