For years, dairies across the world have trusted Amaferm® in their rations to help with increased intake, digestibility and nutrient absorption so operations could naturally maximize production and keep their cows’ health top of mind.

The research below proves Amaferm’s impact in key areas that effect profitable production.

Cumulative research shows that cows on Amaferm® experiencing heat stress...

  • Consume more feed (3%)
  • Have increased water intake (9.5%)
  • Show reduced body temperature (up to 1.7%)
  • Produce more milk (5.5%)

More Feed Intake

Researcher Control AMAFERM Change
Wallentine et al. 46.5 46.5 0.0
Huber 41.9 43.9 2.0
Kellems 49.8 49.8 0.0
Gomez et al. 55.3 56.4 1.1
Chiou et al. 35.3 37.0 1.8
Chio et al. 35.3 35.5 0.2
Chiou et al. 35.3 37.9 2.6
Baumgard et al. 43.4 43.9 0.4

 


 

More Water Intake

 

Huber et al., 1986 found that Amaferm increased water intake by 9.5%.

 


 

Lower Body Temperature

 

Gomez-Alarcon et al., 1991. Heat stressed cows had decreased body temperature with Amaferm (black bars).

 

Huber et al., 1985 & 1986. Amaferm significantly reduced rectal temperature when the ambient temperature was greater than 98.6°F.

 


 

More Milk

Research Control Amaferm Lactation % Improvement
Marcus 63.80 67.54 Early 5.9%
Wallentine 65.12 67.54 Full 3.7%
Huber 49.72 51.92 Mid 4.4%
Kellems 57.20 60.94 Full 6.5%
Kellems 57.20 58.52 Full 2.3%
Kellems 48.88 50.69 Late 3.7%
Kellems 48.88 53.88 Late 10.2%
Gomez 82.06 87.56 Early 6.7%
Gomez 49.06 51.04 Mid 4.0%
Chiou 54.14 55.13 Early 1.8%
Chiou 54.14 56.54 Early 4.4%
Chiou 54.14 56.14 Early 3.7%
Chiou 71.87 75.39 Early 4.9%
Chiou 71.87 81.22 Early 13.0%
Baumgard 77.00 82.94 Early 7.7%

 

Cliff Ocker

CLIFF OCKER
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717-816-4523
cliffocker@biozymeinc.com