Precision Release Nutrition: What You Need To Know

Precision Release Nutrition: What You Need To Know Ryan Ordway, Balchem Corporation •Certain nutrients must be protected (encapsulated) from rumen degradation to ensure their delivery to the small intestine for absorption. •Characteristics of an encapsulated nutrient that are essential to its performance include: stability, rumen protection, and bioavailability. •Encapsulates must have defined stability during typical…

Rumen-Protected Choline Affects Methionine Methyl Group Metabolism In Lactating Dairy Cows

Rumen-Protected Choline Affects Methionine Methyl Group Metabolism In Lactating Dairy CowsS.L.A Benoit, B.J. Bequette, and R.A. Erdman*; University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA.Background Methionine (Met) is a precursor for protein synthesis and the primary donor of labile methyl groups. It was hypothesized that milk production responses  to rumen-protected choline (RPC) relate to the choline sparing Met…

Balchem Research Summary

Balchem Research Summary Effect of rumen-protected choline supplementation on liver and adipose gene expression during the transition period in dairy cattle. A study conducted by R. M. A. Goselink, J. van Baal, H. C. A, Widjaja, R. A. Deckker, R. L. G. Zom, M. J. de Veth, and A. M. van Vuuren. Wageningen UR Livestock Research,…

Effects Of Heat Stress And NiaShure Supplementation On Winter-Acclimated Lactating Cattle

Effects Of Heat Stress And NiaShure Supplementation On Winter-Acclimated Lactating CattleBackground A replicated design with 24 multiparous high-producing dairy cows (40 ±1.4 kg/d) was utilized to evaluate a dose range of dietary NiaShure (NI) (0, 4, 8, or 12 g/d) in winter-acclimated lactating dairy cows on body temperature indices, sweating rate, feed intake, water intake, production…

Practical Nutrition: Amino Acid Supply In Diets Containing Corn Silage And Byproducts

Practical Nutrition: Amino Acid Supply In Diets Containing Corn Silage And ByproductsP.J. Kononoff and H. Paz, University of Nebraska – Lincoln Metabolizable protein, as described in the Dairy NRC, 2001, is a summation of rumen microbial crude protein (MCP), rumen undegraded protein (RUP), and endogenous protein. “Optimal” levels of LYS and MET in MP were…

Rumen-Protected Choline Improves Energy Status For Better Transitions

Rumen-Protected Choline Improves Energy Status For Better TransitionsIntroduction Numerous university and field studies have demonstrated that rumen-protected choline helps the liver process energy more effectively, and it also keeps the liver healthier by helping reduce fat accumulation. Those benefits help cows gain long-term improvements in energy status, ultimately leading to improved health, improved fertility and…