In Vivo Determination Of Lysine Bioavailability Of Rumen Protected Lysine In Lactating Dairy Cows

In Vivo Determination Of Lysine Bioavailability Of Rumen Protected Lysine D. Hanigan*, C. Vanderhoof, S. Garbade, O. Becvar, C. A. Umberger, and M. J. de Veth, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Balchem Corporation, New Hampton, NY.Lysine and methionine have been identified as the two amino acids most limiting milk production in lactating dairy…

NitroShure

NitroShureNitroshure is an encapsulated urea supplement for lactating dairy cows.  By using Balchem Corporation’s proprietary encapsulation technology, Nitroshure is designed to create a slow-release N source for the rumen, allowing for greater flexibility in feed programming for dairy nutritionists and producers. Nitroshure is also a good source of nitrogen for rumen microbial protein synthesis. Mode…

Dairy Cow Biology Makes Rumen-Protected Choline Essential For Optimum Energy Balance

Dairy Cow Biology Makes Rumen-Protected Choline Essential For Optimum Energy BalanceChallenge Genetic advancements during the past 50 years have tremendously increased dairy cow productivity. Biological adjustments to support this dramatic production increase have occurred within the cow. At the transition from dry cow to fresh cow, several adaptive challenges can be encountered and are integrated or interwoven. Yet, a successful transition is needed to…

Effect Of Encapsulated Niacin On Resistance To Acute Thermal Stress In Lactating Holstein Cows

Effect Of Encapsulated Niacin On Resistance To Acute Thermal Stress In Lactating Holstein CowsR. B. Zimbelman*, J. Muumba, L. H. Hernandez, J. B. Wheelock, G. Shwartz, M. D. O’Brien, L. H. Baumgard, and R. J. Collier, University of Arizona.Background A physiological effect of niacin consumption is vasodilatation of blood vessels which facilitates dissipation of core body heat…

The Effects Of Trace Mineral Source, Water Quality, And Choline Supplementation On Performance

The Effects Of Trace Mineral Source, Water Quality, And Choline Supplementation On Performance And Carcass Characteristics Of SteersBackground The objective of this experiment was to determine the effects of water quality and trace mineral source on health and performance of newly received cattle and the impact of water quality, trace mineral source, and choline supplementation on carcass…

NiaShure™ Rumen Protected Niacin As Part Of A Heat Abatement Strategy For Dairies

NiaShure™ Rumen Protected Niacin As Part Of A Heat Abatement Strategy For DairiesExecutive Summary – Summer heat stress can have severe effects on the productivity and reproduction of dairy cows.  As the productivity of dairy cows has increased, the amount of heat produced by cows have also increased, making the risk of heat stress a broad management…

AminoShure-L Precise Release Lysine: Ration Balancer Accuracy Test

AminoShure-L Precise Release Lysine: Ration Balancer Accuracy TestThere are numerous ration formulation software systems in the marketplace.  Many of these programs make an attempt to model the rumen fermentation of  proteins and carbohydrates and to also provide an estimate of their intestinal digestion and absorption (See Chalupa, 2004). These models may use different equations or ingredient parameters to estimate…

Effect Of Rumen-Protected Niacin (NiaShure™) Supplementation During Summer

Effect Of Rumen-Protected Niacin (NiaShure™) Supplementation During SummerS. Emanuele, D. Schoenbaum; Balchem, New Hampton, NY; Akey, Lewisburg, OH.Background The objective for this trial was to determine the effect of supplementation of rumen-protected niacin (NiaShure) at 6 g/d on milk yield and composition in cows producing greater than 45 kg of milk. What The trial was conducted on…