Feed For Fat
✔ Increase milk fat
✔ Decrease diet-induced milk fat depression
RumenSmart™ : HMTBa for Ruminants
RumenSmart™ is a concentrated source of HMTBa (84%) for use in dry applications. HMTBa is the hydroxy analog of methionine.
Feed for Rumen Performance
RumenSmart™ orients the biohydrogenation pathway to promote fat production.
The Dollars and Cents
+.15% milk fat @ $2.50/lb
at 80 lb of milk/cow/day
Feed to Avoid Milk Fat Depression
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, Baldin et al. (2017).
With milk fat depression, the milk fat percent 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 formation of the compounds that inhibit milk fat synthesis.
RumenSmart™ mitigates accumulation of these compounds, notably the fatty acid, trans-10, cis-12 CLA.
Feed for Milk Fat Production
Baldin et al. (2017 JDS 101:1-10) showed clearly that cows fed diets conducive to developing moderate-to-high milk fat depression better withstood the challenge with HMTBa added to the diet.
Benefits of Feeding HMTBa:
✔ Maximizes milk fat production
✔ Mitigates diet-induced milk fat depression
✔ Lowers trans-10, cis-12 CLA levels
✔ Maintains de novo fatty acids synthesis
Cost of Milk Fat Depression
Minus 1% unit of milk fat @ $2.50/lb
= -$2/ head/ day
RumenSmart™is a fine granular powder with superior flow
characteristics. The homogeneity of RumenSmart insures
excellent distribution in dairy rations.
Feed RumenSmart™ at 0.12% (‹–› 0.10% HMTBa) of dry matter
for an optimal inclusion rate.