Wouldn’t it be nice if one nutrition company could meet all of your livestock needs year-round? Many cattle producers are aware of the benefits that Amaferm® offers their cow herd through breeding and calving; however, those same benefits are available to cattle of all ages and stages of reproduction, as well as other ruminants and monogastric animals in protein production.
Amaferm is a precision prebiotic research-proven to increase intake, digestion and absorption. Amaferm is designed to enhance digestibility by amplifying nutrient supply for maximum performance. BioZyme® Inc., the makers of Amaferm, manufacture vitamin and mineral supplements for all species from cattle and sheep to goats and pigs. In addition, supplement lines are also available for horses and dogs.
Often producers will own multiple species, like a product they have tried on one group of livestock and discover that their BioZyme dealer also has a product for the other species he or she raises. That is the case with Sardinia, Ohio, livestock producer Trevor Corboy. Corboy and his family raise registered Angus cattle and Boer and Nubian goats.
He has been using VitaFerm® Concept•Aid® on his Angus herd with good results. Since he started feeding Concept•Aid®, he has shortened his calving window by nearly half. Corboy said he previously stretched calving over a month and a half, but in 2021, his calving season should only last three weeks.
He also is a believer in the Vita Charge® line, a fast-acting, multi-species supplement designed to mitigate stress and help during times of recovery. The Vita Charge line offers versatility in many forms, simplifying application for what is best for your animal. Vita Charge comes in liquid, gels and tubs.
“I wouldn’t wean a set of calves without the Vita Charge® Stress Tubs. There has been a decrease in the amount of stress our calves experience. If you have a set of calves that have been around that tub, their attitude toward weaning is different. Overall, they are more relaxed. We have seen an increase in our production related to weight throughout our entire calf crop. Vita Charge has positively impacted our herd, and we won’t go without it,” he said.
Corboy said he was excited to find out he could get similar products for his goat herd that he and his sister established, and at one time showed nationally and exported animals internationally from. The mix of meat and milk goats have already benefitted from feeding DuraFerm® Goat Concept•Aid®.
“We’ve used the DuraFerm® Goat Concept•Aid® for three years and have seen and improvement in our overall goat health due to more available nutrients to them. We’ve used the same feed for roughly 15 years, and we’ve noticed a difference with a healthier coat, a better conception rate and the overall production of the goats seems a whole lot better. I have seen increased kid vigor at birth and the does have a higher milk output. Many goat producers aren’t aware that DuraFerm is out there, but it has been fairly beneficial from our perspective. We’ve used several different minerals over the years, and we’re the happiest with this one,” Corboy said.
Both DuraFerm Goat Concept•Aid and VitaFerm Concept•Aid contain 2.5 times the NRC for quicker impact, are designed with high levels of Vitamin E for reproductive tract repair, contain organic trace minerals for more stability and higher bioavailability and rely on the precision prebiotic Amaferm, research-proven to increase the energy available to the animal resulting in more milk production as well as to the ability to initiate and maintain pregnancy and fertility. Concept•Aid is also available in a DuraFerm package for sheep. VitaFerm Concept•Aid comes in several loose mineral and tub options.
Your mineral program should work for you year-round and across all your animals. BioZyme products with the Amaferm advantage offer you and your livestock the peace of mind that they are getting the most benefit from available feedstuffs while maintaining their health and performance. To learn more about these products or to find a dealer near you, visit www.biozymeinc.com.