Jogeephus":195e1o0x said:I don't know much about it. Guy showed it to us last night. It appears to be a powdered dose of probiotics of some sort that helps the cow with its digestion. You can mix it with feed or with mineral. Ideally each cow is supposed to get 0.1 lb per day. The little experiment the guy did for us was to fill cups of oatmeal with water and water and the additive. By the end of the meeting the oatmeal with the stuff in it looked like milk and the test looked like swollen oatmeal. According to them and a few of the local people who use this in their stocker operations say that this will reduce the heat generated by a cows digestion and make them go back to feed about 1 1/2 hours sooner than those that do not. Gains are consistently 1/2 lb per day better than those not treated. Also, several people said they felt it shortened the time it took to straighten out a sale barn calf. Two people also said they saw good results using it in summer stockering as the cow is not as hot.
Sounded interesting anyway. I was just wondering if anyone here had any experience with it.
Jogeephus":2zpd8le0 said:That's it. Heard anything about it? good/bad
brandonm_13":1jq5wben said:Don't know about that exact product, but if it's like other probiotics, it increases the amount of little bugs in their stomach. The more they have, the faster and better they can digest food. It's like building a barn. The amish know that the more people you have, the faster it gets done. I think we would all do good by increasing the amount of probiotics in our livestock's feed as well as our own food. Acidophilus milk and yogurt are two good products.
Southern Yankee":15rq99vt said:Bovazyme is a blend of several different enzymes that aid in the digestion of fiber in ruminants. I have used the product pretty much from its inception. You do see improved performance in daily milk production and average daily gains. This is because the fiber that previously passed through the animal undigested is now being broken down allowing more nutrition to be utilized as the feed passes through the animal. There are many field trials that have proven it works. In addition to the improved production performance and in my mind more importantly it makes the animal work easier reducing the amount of stress and in turn maintaining a healthier animal. The savings in meds pay for the Bovazyme alone. The production is an added benefit.
1982vett":3p013e7e said:I havn't done any homework on the matter but just using what I do think I understand, I'm wondering what heat stresses it would put on the animal this time of the year?
Logic tells me if you increase digestion you also increase heat made by the process. Now if you can increase the bugs aiding in digestion and keep the bugs alive then feed less but make get more out of what you feed, maybe that would work.
This product is being marketed by a couple of good guys who use the product and like the results they have received so much that they want to see others experience the same thing.