Ruminants

The role rumen-protection and bioavailable nutrients play in ruminant production

The health and optimum reproduction, production and growth of ruminant animals are dependent on the availability of essential nutrients in feed and the rumen’s ability to successfully ferment, digest and absorb nutrients.

Of the four stomach chambers in ruminant animals, the rumen is the largest and acts as the stomach’s main digestive centre. Newly eaten feed is returned to the mouth where further chewing breaks down the feed into smaller particles, making it more accessible to the rumen microbes. In the rumen, partially chewed feed is fermented and converted into nutrients which are absorbed through the rumen wall, while smaller particles leave the rumen and pass through the rest of the digestive system. These processes are performed by a diverse collection of “good” bacteria. The rumen’s ability to perform its functions effectively directly affects the animal’s health.

Kemin’s Ruminant Platform therefore offers a range of nutritional solutions addressing total amino acid efficiency, nutrient utilisation and forage management, to help your herd achieve efficient rumen function and optimise the bioavailability of nutrients.

Kemin’s Ruminant Platform

Ruminant animals can greatly benefit from rumen-protected and intestinally available products with optimum solubility, which is why Kemin developed a range of highly bioavailable nutrient sources specifically for this purpose.

Our Ruminant Platform is divided into five categories, each of which address a fundamental aspect of ruminant production, namely:

Amino Acid (AA) Nutrition – SmartMILK

The Kemin Amino Acid Programme is based on the SmartMILK concept of balancing AA with encapsulated lysine and methionine, which contributes to higher milk yields, higher milk solids, optimised reproduction and greater herd profitability.

 

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Transition Management

A good transition management programme before and after calving is crucial to successful dairy production. Kemin’s Transition Management Programme provides the right tools and solutions to optimise liver health and maximise efficiency and profitability on the farm.

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Organic Mineral Nutrition

Kemin’s highly bioavailable sources of trace minerals (Chromium, Zinc, Copper etc.) assist with optimum growth, milk production and reproductive performance.

 

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Forage Management – NutriSAVE

Ensure quality feed for your herd regardless of weather and harvest conditions through NutriSAVE forage management. NutriSAVE forage specialists can recommend a preservative programme to optimise feed quality and control mould and wild yeast growth.

 

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Mycotoxin Management

Mycotoxins not only toxifies the liver and kidneys but also affects the immune system of animals negatively leading to viral, bacterial and parasitic diseases. Mycotoxin management is crucial in ruminant health.

 

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