New Tools for Your Animal Nutrition Toolbox

New Product: KuroCal GH™

This year has been another stressful crop growing season. As feed samples come in we are seeing a very wide range of quality, certainly impacted by the weather. Challenging growing conditions have caused molds and mycotoxins to once again become an issue.

Mold spores are found in both crop residues and soil where they can infect growing plants and stored feed. Mycotoxins are byproducts of mold growth and are often found in moldy feed—just because you don’t see mold does not mean that there are no toxins present. Mycotoxins seldom occur in isolation, and more than one type of toxin can contaminate a single ingredient. Research shows that molds and mycotoxins destroy nutrients and reduce palatability of the feedstuff thereby reducing animal performance. We recommend feeding KuroCal GH to help alleviate the stress caused by toxins in feed.

KuroCal GH is a low-inclusion feed additive formulated to support gut health in all types of livestock. It contains a live source of naturally occurring microorganisms, which work to improve performance and feed intake. Supporting gut integrity helps producers avoid costly herd health challenges, limits stress during times of transition and reduces feeding program challenges. KuroCal GH also provides protection against E-Coli, Salmonella, Clostridium and Winter Dysentery.

KuroCal GH is a proven formulation backed by years of research showing positive impacts on gut health. We have received positive feedback from a number of customers on the benefits of this product.

New Product: Liquid Organic Sugar

Bring on the benefits of feeding liquid sugar to organic dairy cows! Conventional dairy farmers have taken advantage of the benefits of feeding sugar to their herd for many years. Now organic producers can experience these benefits as well. Adding sugar to a ration means less sorting of the TMR mix, improved palatability, stimulated rumen function, improvement in DMI, feeding another carbohydrate source and increased fiber digestion—which results in improvement of body condition, reproduction, milk production and components.

We strive for high quality forages with a high sugar content. Most sugar in corn silage and haylage gets converted during the fermentation process into beneficial lactic acid. Bacteria consume the sugar and it’s quickly converted to large amounts of organic acids (adding silage inoculant containing these bacteria speeds up the process). This causes a rapid decrease in pH, which is good for feed storage but causes feed to be low in sugar for dairy cows. By feeding 2 – 3 lbs. of Liquid Organic Sugar we can improve the ration, increase fiber digestibility and get more of the energy from the feed into the cows which leads to improved ROI.

This product is 58% moisture and 38% sugar and needs to be stored in an insulated tank or inside storage above 50 degrees.