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.
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: