Purina Animal Nutrition launched two new products this summer to help improve milk production, performance, and your dairy’s profitability.
Solution 1 –Propel Energy Plus™ with High Saturated Fat
The first new product is Propel Energy Plus™, a high saturated fat nugget that flows out of a bin, can be added into protein or grain mixes, and can be top-dressed on the farm. The advantage of Energy Plus is that it is 93 % saturated fat, similar to other prilled fat products on the market. However, Energy Plus is highly palatable and does not have some of the feeding limitations or ingredient reactivity that other high-saturated fat products have when added into mixes.
Research shows that, in some instances, rations containing more than 300 grams of unsaturated fats—the fat found in oilseeds like roasted beans, cottonseed, or distillers grains—have been known to cause a depression in butter fat. As a result, some nutritionists and producers prefer to only supplement rations by adding fat products that are high in saturated fat.
Energy Plus meets those supplemental saturated fat requirements in an easy-to-handle form that is lower cost than other prilled fat sources currently on the market.
Solution 2 - Rally™ Technology for Heat Stress
The second new product from Purina is Rally™ Technology for heat stress. Keep this in mind for next summer.
Rally™ has been around for almost 15 years and has three patents for:
Decreasing Non-Esterified Fatty Acids (NEFAs) up to 40 % in prefresh cows
Increasing early lactation intakes 3.8 lbs. and take off milk 5.1 lbs.
Increasing total milk production by 3.5 lbs.
Over the last three summers, Rally has been tested in heat stress chambers at the University of Missouri and in the field on numerous farms in Mexico and across the U.S. These trials showed that, in the presence of heat stress, cows fed Rally maintained intake and milk production better than cows not fed Rally. The research on this valuable aspect of Rally is conclusive, although the patent is pending.
Rally appears to work by increasing intakes and by changing how the cow uses energy/glucose, which is unique to this product. Other summer heat stress products try to increase water intake or reduce the cow’s body temperature in hopes of keeping her eating and milking, but they do not affect how she uses energy or her overall energy needs. Energy/glucose is what keeps your cows healthy and milking year round, but it is especially crucial during times of heat stress when they tend to be more energy deficient.
For more information on how Propel Energy Plus™ and Rally™ can work to increase your dairy’s profitability, contact your Munson Lakes sales nutritionist at 320-543-2561 or 800-245-7717.
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