Drive milk components yield
Cows feel the heat long before you do. In fact, rumination drops when temperatures reach 72°F or higher.1,2
The result? Feed efficiency and milk component yield drop, too. So, your ration must work harder to keep your cows’ engines running strong all summer long.
Research shows Levucell® SC fed cows produced 0.20 lbs more milk fat and 0.16 lbs more protein than control cows, even during extreme heat stress.3
That means, dairy farmers can see a Levucell SC return on investment of $0.54/head/day based on milk component improvement alone.3,4
Rev up your summer rations and optimize rumen function with Levucell SC.
1 Zimbleman, R.B. and Collier, R.J. April 2011. Feeding strategies for high producing dairy cows during periods of elevated heat stress. Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference, Fort Wayne, IN. Pages 111-126.
2 Based on over 50 years of heat stress research, a dairy cow experiences heat stress with a temperature-humidity index of 68, which starts with temperatures as low as 72°F and 45% humidity. Adapted from West, J.W. 2003. Effect of heat stress on production in cattle. J. Dairy Sci. 86:2131-2144.
3 Perdomo M.C., Marsola R.S., Favoreto M.G., Adesogan A., Staples C.R., Santos J.E.P. 2019. Effects of feeding live yeast at 2 dosages on performance and feeding behavior of dairy cows under heat stress. J. Dairy Sci. 103(1):325-339. Retrieved from www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(19)30951-8/fulltext
4 USDA. Announcement of Class and Component Prices. April 2020. Retrieved from https://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/dymclassprices.pdf
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