Optimizing Ingredients

Delivering Rumen-Stable Nutrients

Good things often come in small packages and so it is with microencapsulated (encapsulated) nutrients. Microencapsulation is a technology platform capable of protecting sensitive ingredients on a microscopic scale, prevent premature release, avoid adverse reaction with other ingredients, prevent ingredient from moisture pickup and deliver full value of sensitive ingredients up and down the gastrointestinal tract.

Microencapsulation has been used for years in the food industry to stabilize probiotics, produce longer shelf life products and foods with better taste and texture. The obstacle for not using this technology in livestock production was cost. Manufacturing efficiency gains now allow migration over to the animal industry. Microencapsulation can be applied to extend the shelf life of the most stubborn of nutrients and to deliver micronutrients in the lower gut for greater gains in efficiency and animal performance.

Microencapsulation Enables Nutrient Delivery in a Variety of Ways

  1. Dedicated to cost effectively extend the functional capabilities of raw ingredients through use of prop New Robust Microencapsulation Technology.
  2. Help manufactures overcome processing challenges and deliver sensitive ingredients where they will have their greatest impact.

These goals can be accomplished by

  1. Providing off the shelf ingredients.
  2. Contract manufacture and private label of ingredients that are supplied.

Rumen Stable Nutrients. Vitamins and Amino Acids. The Potential

There is a growing body of evidence demonstrating that ruminants respond to vitamins, amino acids and other nutrients delivered up and down the gastrointestinal tract; all the way to the small intestine.

Feeding high producing cows continues to challenge dairy farmers and nutritionists. Also, dairy profit margins vary as milk prices and feed costs shift yearly. Feed costs represent the largest input cost to produce milk (estimated to be 35 to 50 percent). Efficiency gains through targeted nutrient delivery represent one way to

  • Optimize milk yield
  • Produce desirable milk components
  • Maximize rumen microbial yield
  • Stimulate dry matter intake
  • Produce key nutrients for mammary gland synthesis

The targeted delivery of slow release ingredients into the diets of dairy animals represents a solid potential for the dairy industry and to better manage the cost of feeding cows and calves.

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