Seaweed Based Products: vitamins and minerals more readily available to the animal
Ascophyllum Nodosum Seaweed
promotes the function of the rumen
enhances the immune system
improves metabolic processes
supports the cardiovascular system
allows the animal to utilise forage and feed more efficiently
2. Products Contain Rumen Buffers
to keep the rumen at the optimal pH for growth and development
a red alga that breaks down slowly in the rumen
2.5 times the buffering capacity of NaHCO3
brings the pH of the rumen back to 6.3 sooner after eating
neutralises more acid over a longer period of time
improves fibre digestion for improved performance
Overall animal health through good level energy and protein = Maximum performance
Minerals, trace elements and vitamins:
important mediators of animal health
growth, development and fertility
structural components (teeth and bones).
This all affects farm profitability: increased labour/veterinary bills/increased culls
Appropriate supplementation is necessary:
ensure raw materials are available during times of increased stress
produce B-complex vitamins
overall health of the animals
Insufficient supplementation can predispose animals to:
lowered milk yields
lowered live-weight gains
undesirable metabolic and production conditions
The importance of Post-Calving Supplementation:
Reduce metabolic conditions post-calving
Increase the rate of rumen adaptation to a high energy diet
Support reproductive efficiency
Produce B-complex vitamins in the rumen
Ensure raw materials are available during times of stress
Increase mik yield
The overall aim:
Nutritional management of the postpartum cow must be adequate to promote milk production and ensure return to regular oestrous.
This is achieved by “filling the energy gap” post-calving through better supplementation:
Delivers essential macro-minerals (Ca & P), trace elements and vitamins postpartum.
The cow is at greatest risk to disease directly post calving: retained foetal membranes, uterine infections, mastitis, milk fever
Main uses Of Dairy Elite:
Adapt the rumen to prevent ruminal acidosis
Milk Yield Change ruminal bacteria: cellulolytic to amylolytic lactate-utilising bacteria.
Elongate ruminal papillae
Shamrock Dairy Elite Contains :
two types of seaweed for efficient delivery of micronutrients and to stabilise the rumen
high levels of phosphorous & live yeast.
Phosphorous regulates calcium balance and stimulates dry matter intake
Live-yeast: helps to double the rate of rumen adaptation for improved performance promotes increased dry matter intake, growth, development and milk production.
The seaweed based rumen buffer maintains the correct pH and has 2.5 times the buffering capacity of sodium bicarbonate: improved feed utilisation and subsequent performance.
All minerals and trace elements are carried on an amino acid base, and are therefore protected to ensure optimum availability to the animal.
Why use Shamrock Dairy Elite:
Fertility and Breeding:
A well-balanced mineral, trace element and vitamin programme can promote fertility: regular oestrous cycles, production of quality oocytes, fertilization, implantation, early embryonic development and maintenance of pregnancy to term.
Fertility is the main driver for producer profitability: milk production, beef production and genetic gain
Shamrock Dairy Elite
The importance of Phosphorus:
Phosphorus forms the backbone of DNA, is an integral component of cell membranes, is a primary component of ATP and ATP for energy transfer and is an important structural component in bone.
Dairy cows Phosphorous Requirements:
1.1g of P is lost per litre of milk produced
At peak production
a cow producing 26 kg of milk will lose on average 29g of P a day. Pllus a cow requires extra P for maintenance and breeding (25 to 30g/head)
Many studies have shown the beneficial effects live yeast products have on:
Improve feed conversion efficiency by between 10% and 15%.
Increase milk yield:1 - 2 litres more milk per cow.
Improve milk quality: increase milk protein yield.
Improved fertility, body condition and overall herd health.
The yeast which Shamrock uses differs from other live yeast in that it is micro-encapsulated to improve viability for use under commercial farm conditions.
A recent trial in a high yielding UK herd showed the benefit of supplementing dairy cows with live yeast.
The graph below clearly shows improved performance from cows supplemented with live yeast in early lactation:
The effects of live yeast supplementation to dairy cows during the hot season on production, feed efficiency, and digestibility.
Moallem U, Lehrer H, Livshitz L, Zachut M, Yakoby S. (2009)
"Examined the effects of live yeast supplementation to dairy cows during the summer season on milk production, feed efficiency and ration digestibility”
42 dairy cows were fed either a control lactating diet or supplemented with 1 g of live yeast
(amounts adjusted twice a week) per 4 kg of dry matter consumed.
The daily dry matter intake in the live yeast group was 2.5% greater compared with the control group
The daily average milk yield of the live yeast group was greater by 1.5 kg (4.1%) compared with the contro
Milk fat yield was greater in the live yeast group than in the control.
The fat-corrected milk 4% was 2.0 kg greater in the live yeast group than in the control group
The efficiency of using dry matter to produce 4% fat-corrected milk was 3.7% greater in the live yeast group
Ruminal ammonia concentrations after feeding were greater in the control group than in the live yeast
It may be concluded that life yeast supplementation to dairy cows during the hot season improved the rumen environment in a way that increased the dry matter intake and in consequence enhanced the productivity and efficiency.
The net result of supplementation with Shamrock Dairy Elite is:
minimize the risk of metabolic conditions
promote milk production: yield and milk fat
support return to breeding
Insufficient supplementation can predispose animals to
lowered milk yield
lowered live weight gain
undesirable metabolic conditions.
Shamrock Farm Enterprises offers nutritional solutions to promote fertility in heifers/cows.
“Our products are seaweed based and contain a rumen buffer as standard, as well as containing essential minerals, trace elements and vitamins for healthy animals”
Reasons for using Shamrock products:
Any farm or organisation that team up with Shamrock are getting the benefits of 27 years of nutritional experience.
Shamrock is recognised as one of the world’s most progressive manufacturers of minerals and feed additives.
You are guaranteed technical support on any nutritional problems along with veterinary support from our veterinarians.