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DAIRY CATTLE FACT FILE

MicroBiome Support for Dairy Cattle

MBS contains a live bacterial probiotic that is expected to create benefits for improving milk production and milk quality.

MBS may be beneficial in the following areas for dairy cattle:

  • increasing milk yield
  • increasing butter fat percentage,protein and lactose
  • decreasing milk somatic cell counts
  • promoting growth of desirable anaerobes e.g. Lactobacillus sp. and Bifidobacterium sp.
  • inhibiting disease causing pathogens e.g. Clostridium spp., Campylobacter spp., Streptococcus spp., and E. coli
  • promoting rumen development in calves and early lactation dairy cows
  • increasing growth performance in calves
  • increasing lactation performance in early lactation dairy cows
  • reducing Coliform bacteria excreted in manure
  • reducing the stress levels of cows and calves
  • optimising ruminal fermentation
  • modifying rumen fermentation especially enhancing VFA (volatile fatty acids) concentrations.

All of these benefits may be achieved without increasing dry matter intake.


Safety

MBS contains naturally occurring substances with low toxicity. Regulators have no concerns when used as a direct-fed microbial product and not implicated in any adverse events. Officially classified as generally regarded as safe (GRAS). MBS is classed as an E.N.D. product (an excluded nutritional or digestive product). MBS is produced in a GMP and APVMA registered facility. It contains no restricted animal material. This product contains no ionophores. A documented history of safe use in food. No milk or meat withdrawal times for MBS.

Environmental Safety of MBS

Reducing the nitrates and nitric oxide released into the surrounds (soil, air and water). Decreasing pathogens present in the manure that may spread to other animals on your farm.

Animal Welfare benefits of MBS

Reducing the stress levels in your herd promoting production. Bacillus subtilis has been shown to have no adverse effects in calves and early lactation dairy cows.

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