International Livestock Nutrition
Agri-King aims to help farmers achieve their production goals and maintain excellent health and fertility. The nutrition team reviews the latest research and feed technologies to produce the most advanced fortification products on the market. Diets are balanced using Agri-King’s laboratory test results to enhance rumen performance, forage utilization, and therefore health and performance. All of these together make sure that your cattle are coming first, and that our end goal is to make sure that you’re getting the most efficiency, health, and performance from the products that you use.
About Feed Efficiency
Feed efficiency has been used in the swine and poultry industries for many years. Dairy and beef producers are now becoming more aware of the concept because of the high cost of feed. It is a simple measure of output of meat or milk per kilo of dry matter intake. On dairy farms, the typical performance for the herd would be around 1.1 to 1.2 kilo of milk per kilo of dry matter intake. Raising this to 1.5 effectively reduces the cost of producing a litre of milk and at current milk/feed costs would save more than 80 pence per cow per day.
Ration balance has a major influence on feed efficiency, but health and fertility also play a major role by affecting production, days in milk and proportion of heifers in the herd. Our live yeast product, Ru-Max®, helps to stabilise rumen conditions, encouraging fiber digesting bugs and allowing the cow to release more energy from the forages.