September 15, 2016

BIOMIN renames product for cattle



Digestarom® Bos is the new name for the phytogenic feed additive for calf milk replacer, calf starter and beef diets globally.

The decision to rename Digestarom Milk followed the company's July streamlining of the Digestarom product portfolio in order to deliver greater value to customers.

"Digestarom Bos is the same reliable product that customers have been using for years to get the most from their animals," said Michael Noonan, Global Product Manager Phytogenics at BIOMIN.

Digestarom Bos, whose name is derived from the Latin word for cattle, is formulated to the production stage requirements from calves to adult beef animals.

"Through many trials, Digestarom has been shown in commercial conditions to increase feed intake, a key driver of performance in both dairy and beef animals," said Mr. Noonan.

Supporting a calf's feed intake, particularly prior to weaning, is associated with higher lifetime milk production. One kilogram of pre-weaning average daily gain (ADG) translates into a 1,550 kilogram increase in milk yield in the first lactation, according to scientific research. Higher feed intake also correlates with improved beef production in terms of average daily gain.

Digestarom has been recognised for its ability to improve the ruminal environment in terms of pH, resulting in lower incidence of sub-acute ruminal acidosis (SARA), its anti-inflammatory properties and acceleration of rumen development.

Digestarom Bos complements the existing phytogenic feed additive ruminant portfolio, which includes Digestarom Dairy. As part of the announcement, two products - Digestarom Calf and Digestarom Beef - have been discontinued in all regions except North America.

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