Probiotics for Beef Production
BOVAMINE DEFEND® – Improves Gut Health, Rate of Gain and Feed Conversion in Beef Production
The health of the digestive system is critical to the performance and profitability of stockers and feedyard cattle. The rate of gain and cost of feeds invested into each animal is directly tied to how well the digestive system is performing. Using BOVAMINE DEFEND® probiotics for beef production reduces the risk of pathogens in the GI tract, resulting in a healthier gut that provides more surface area for the absorption of nutrients.
Weather, management, feed and pathogens can all impose challenges that impact the stability of the GI tract. Management practices to address these challenges include feeding probiotics. In fact, in the 2015 nutritional recommendations of feedlot consulting nutritionist survey by New Mexico State University and Texas Tech University, surveyed nutritionists reported that 62.5 percent of their clients use probiotics for receiving cattle diets. In addition, nearly 60 percent used probiotics in diets for finishing cattle.
BOVAMINE DEFEND® is a powerful management tool in this constant battle to maintain high preforming animals. Producers use BOVAMINE DEFEND® to reduce stress on the GI tract, support the health of the cattle, and maintain efficient feed conversion in all beef production systems.
Research has proven that feeding BOVAMINE DEFEND® daily:
- Reduces harmful bacteria.
- Improves the integrity of the GI tract.
- Improves rate of gain.
- Improves feed conversion.
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How Does BOVAMINE DEFEND® Work?
Daily feeding of BOVAMINE DEFEND® introduces an effective concentration of live bacteria into the GI tract. The probiotic actions of BOVAMINE DEFEND® result in a stable GI tract and improved digestive function, with less energy and other resources needed to fight subclinical infections, leading to better growth rates, improved feed conversion, and a positive economic return.
Works For All Beef Production Systems
Approximately half of all feedlot cattle in the U.S. are fed a probiotic – more than 85% of these feedlots choose a BOVAMINE®-branded products. NPC offers BOVAMINE DEFEND® probiotics that can be mixed on-farm or at a feed mill to deliver a proven daily dose of beneficial bacteria into the diet.
BOVAMINE® and BOVAMINE DEFEND® original products are mixed daily into the diet on site. NPC now offers a shelf stable BOVAMINE DEFEND® formulation that can be blended at a feed mill or manufacturer to provide producers more flexibility to incorporate BOVAMINE DEFEND® into a feeding program, and make the benefits of probiotics for beef production available to all operation systems – from stockers to feed yard operations.