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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


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RumenSmart™ orients the biohydrogenation pathway to promote fat production.

The Dollars and Cents

+.15% milk fat @ $2.50/lb
= 30¢/head/day
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


Handling Ease


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.



Feed your business and peace of mind.

Increase milk fat
Decrease diet-induced milk fat depression

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