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Key points to consider:
The In vitro Fermentation Model (IFM) from Alltech is a support tool to evaluate and troubleshoot dairy rations to maximize feed efficiency and combat ever-rising feed costs. IFM evaluates the energy availability of total mixed rations (TMR).
Dual pool mathematical models are used to evaluate digestion kinetics of the carbohydrate fractions present in the feed. This process also involves a complete proximate analysis of the sample submitted.
Feed samples are incubated using rumen fluid and a buffer system to mimic natural rumen fermentation in an oxygen-free environment. >As digestion progresses, volumes of fermentation gases such as methane and carbon dioxide are continuously monitored using an automated system.
Measurements of fermentation byproducts:
For more information on TMR sampling and submission, please contact your local Alltech Office or use the contact information below.