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Amaferm Impacts Feed Efficiency in High Grain Beef Finishing Diets
Zerby, et al., 2011
Amaferm supplementation (1 gram/day) resulted in a 4.95% greater (P = 0.07) G:F, with no change in intake in lambs fed a high-grain, completely pelleted diet. In trial 2 addition of AMF (3 grams) to a dry corn based feedlot diet, with cattle on feed for 150 days, resulted in a 7.2% improvement (P < 0.05) in G:F (0.208 vs 0.194). At the levels fed in these studies, AMF improved efficiency of gain for lambs and steers fed dry corn based finishing diets. (H.N. Zerby, J.L. Bard, S.C. Loerch, P.S. Kuber, A.E. Radunz, F.L. Fluharty, J. Animal Science published online February 11, 2011).
Amaferm Level and Form on Digestibility of Forage Differing in Quality
Amaferm fed at 15g/cow/d in a dry form, or 10ml/cow/d in a liquid form, increased ruminal DMd of hay by increasing the extent and rate of digestion for both DM and NDF. The extent of corn silage DM and NDFd was increased when the 10ml/h/d Amaferm was included in the rumen. Extent of corn silage NDFd was highest (P<.05) for cows receiving 10ml, intermediate for 15 and 30g and lowest for Control and 5g. Rates were not influenced by dose.
Nocek, J. and H. Jensen. 2009. Amaferm level and form on digestibility of forage differing in quality. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 87, E-Suppl. 2/J. Dairy Sci. Vol. 92, E-Suppl. 1: 543