Direct fed microbial to lower feed costs

20-04-2011 | |
Direct fed microbial to lower feed costs

With corn feed prices continuing to rise, direct fed microbials or probiotics offer economic and health benefits. New study results reveal feed cost saving of 1-5% when Ganpro direct fed microbial (DFM) is added.

As feed prices top $7 per bushel, direct fed microbials (DFMs) provide poultry, swine, dairy and cattle producers a much needed option for lowering feed expenses while increasing feed efficiency and livestock weight gain.
Manufactured by Ganeden Biotech, a US-based probiotic manufacturers, Ganpro is all-natural, appropriate for livestock of all ages and is easy to implement across a wide range of diets and feeding situations.
Improved feed conversion
In recent trials, Ganpro has shown to improve feed conversion when compared to traditional diets.
“With today’s feed prices reaching all time highs, livestock producers need options for controlling feed related expenses while improving health and performance,” explained Matt Schrage, Business Development Manager for Ganeden Biotech’s livestock and companion division.
Ganpro is a direct fed microbial, or probiotic, specifically engineered for the agricultural industry. Trials have shown this DFM can increase feed conversion of poultry and swine by up to 5% while still supporting performance, digestion and appetite.
With corn prices at $7 per bushel, Ganpro could save producers between $2.50 to $7.50 per tonne.
Poultry producers using this DFM have reported improved feed efficiency, feed intake and weight gain in addition to improved overall flock health.
Processing resistant
Unlike other feed additives, which are difficult to mix and add, Ganpro requires no special storage or refrigeration, can be easily pelleted and is stable for up to two years. It also will not react with other ingredients and can be delivered via feed or water metering systems.
The DFM contains the patented probiotic strain, Bacillus coagulans, which was selected for its versatility of use, capacity to survive stomach acids and ability to help increase immune response and maintain gut microflora.
Inside each cell of Bacillus coagulans is a spore, which serves as protection against the strong acids in the stomach ensuring that the spore arrives alive and then thrives in the intestines.
Ganpro has been accepted for use by the US FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine and approved by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).
There are no reports of adverse effects and the DFM is nonpathogenic, nontoxicogenic and produces no antibiotics. Like any DFM or feed supplement, results will vary depending on individual species.
As one of the few DFMs manufactured in the United States, Ganpro samples and trial and study results are available upon request. More information can be found at the Ganpro website.

Dick Ziggers Former editor All About Feed

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