Preventing rumen acidosis with Maxammon
Maxammon and minimizing risk of rumen acidosis
Maximizing rumen functions is a top priority in feeding ruminants.
Improper rumen functions can lead to:
Rise of feeding costs
Unsatisfying breeding results
Drop in milk yield and liveweight gain
Accumulation of acid driven pH drop in rumen affects badly on rumen performance and can cause potentially serious health issues. Maxammon offers the benefit of increasing pH level of feed and rumen respectively.
Maxammon goes into reaction with urea and generates ammonium gas, which sterilizes the mixture, and breaks lignin bonds in grain fibers, making them digestible. The end result is a softer, much easier to digest grain.
Parallel with this, it reacts with carbon-dioxide and water of the air, forming ammonium carbonate salts, which benefits:
Ammonium = significant increase in rumen degradable protein
Carbonate = increased pH level (serves as a rumen buffer)
Maxammon treated grain has a typical pH of 8,5-9,3 according to analysis of 4000 samples.
Benefits of Maxammon rumen buffer:
Independent studies were carried out focusing rumen pH levels in Maxammon treated grain fed beef cattle.
Results highlighted animals fed with the Maxammon system grew 15% faster, improvements in feed utilization efficiency, fertility and profitability were also apparent, over the control group using untreated grain.
From a nutritional point of view, Maxammon provides a high pH, high protein content feed for better physiological conditions of animals.
Maxammon treatment increases protein levels in grains with 4,3 units, that equals an extra 30%. It completely transforms diet and reduces or eliminates expensive protein carriers.
Unique form of ammonium protein in Maxammon treated grains stimulates rumen bugs, improves digestibility of the entire diet, not only grains, but even rough fodder digestibility is increased.
According to a research conducted by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences focusing on Maxammon treated grain fed dairy cows, they found 3,6% increase in total diet digestibility, paired with a significant 4,3% increase in feed utilization efficiency.
Maxammon treatment improves fibrous fractions digestibility in raw materials by 25-30%.
Maxammon makes feeding higher grain and starch levels possible, thereby increasing energy level of diet and performance of the animals.