Drive metabolism to maximize beef cattle performance
Carcass weight is one of the primary drivers of beef value today. Since cattle are marketed in value-based systems determined by carcass weight, it is crucial to improve carcass characteristics to add directly to your bottom line.
Research shows that, in order to increase hot carcass weight in beef cattle, farmers must work to produce healthier animals. Scientists at The Alltech Center for Animal Nutrigenomics and Applied Animal Nutrition continuously analyze how specific feed ingredients can change gene expression and alter performance. Among the top breakthroughs at the research center is a product whose name says it all: Amaize.
Benefits of Amaize
An extract of Aspergillus oryzae fermentation that contains alpha-amylase enzymes, AMAIZE® modifies ruminal digestion at the microbial level for better nutrient utilization, supporting rumen development and the physiological responses of cattle while enhancing ruminant productivity.
Encourages ruminal digestion
*based on 14 trials average comparison
Nutrigenomics has allowed scientists to more precisely understand the mechanisms behind the action of Amaize, making it possible to issue specific recommendations to farmers regarding when and how to incorporate Amaize into their cattle diets to improve growth performance.
Amaize has proven to be capable of changing gene expression and altering key metabolic pathways associated with growth. In today’s cattle market, an extra 15 pounds of hot carcass weight means that Amaize can help you achieve a 10:1 return on investment.
Find out how Amaize can help you increase your ROI.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much Amaize should I feed per head?
Depending on the consumption rate of feedlot cattle, we recommend supplementing Amaize at a rate of 5-10 grams per head per day.
Can I feed Amaize to my dairy cattle?
Amaize is applicable at all stages in beef and dairy production. For dairy cattle, we recommend using Amaize at a rate of 10-15 grams per head per day.
How long has Amaize been on the market?
Amaize has been utilized in dairy operations for over a decade and only recently have we confirmed the potential the product has for finishing beef cattle.
When should I use Amaize for my beef cattle?
At the feedlot, when cattle are supplemented with high-energy rations, optimizing rumen activity in finishing diets is a key component to maximizing carcass weight gain, and new research shows a consistent improvement in hot carcass weight and dressing percent when cattle are fed at a rate of 5-10 grams per head per day.
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