Interesting facts

Allied Nutrition is proud to have Amaferm as one of our product offerings to the ruminant industry. Amaferm has years of research and quality science behind it. Let’s take a look at some of the key facts about Amaferm:


What do pathogenic bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi all have in common? They have a negative economic impact during all stages of animal production. So, what can we do to help prevent and manage their spread without harming our valuable animals?

The immune system is a critical part of maintaining homeostatic balance in the animal and is often the system that is side-lined in favour of performance and growth. Stress (environmental, management or pathogenic) increases susceptibility to infectious disease and impairs animal performance. A function of the animals feed is to consistently provide nutrients that help improve the animals’ immunity and resilience to disease…..

Molasweet is a multi-sensory palatant with a well-balanced combination of high intensity sweetener and molasses flavour and can replace the taste, smell, and sweetening power of cane molasses. But how do you use it?


Plants have been used for their medicinal properties for centuries. There are different methods to extract the active compound, i.e. the phytonutrient….

Selenium (Se) is an essential trace element important for animal health and production as it reduces DNA and cell damage caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS)….

In the previous 12 interesting facts on milk fat depression, we focused on the effect of rumen pH on milk fat depression. In these 12 interesting facts, we look at the effect that unsaturated fatty acids may have on milk fat depression….


Milk fat depression is a well-known challenge in the dairy industry. Understanding the mode of action and different factors influencing milk fat depression will help both farmer and nutritionist in their attempt to minimize the drop in milk fat yield in dairy cows…..

The past few years some exciting commercial results were obtained in sows when limestone was replaced with Acid Buf at 0.5% inclusion into gestation and lactation diets. Results of the commercial evaluations are presented below….

It is often difficult to know exactly what type and strain of pathogen will affect your farm next, how severe the infection will be and whether the pathogen will be resistant to the chemical treatment. Thus, pathogens have a negative economic impact during all stages of animal production…..

Molasses is highly heterogeneous and its sensorial properties vary, depending on the origin, season and production process (Soulet et al., 2014)….


Artificial sweeteners, routinely included in piglet diets, were initially thought to only enhance feed palatability….


The challenge for producers in our current climate is to meet the predicted increase in demand for affordable, quality meat, while also conforming to animal welfare and environmental sustainability regulations….

The respiratory rate of dairy cattle experiencing heat stress can increase from 30 bpm to more than 50 bpm (Zimbelman et al., 2010)….


Acid Buf inclusion levels at 0.125%, 0.3%, 0.6%, 0.9% and 1.2% were tested in high producing Holstein cows. 0.3% inclusion level of Acid Buf resulted in the highest 4% FCM production, whereas 0.6% inclusion level resulted in the highest total VFA production levels in the rumen (Cruywagen et al., 2004. J Dairy Sci.)….

Tick infestations can have a significant negative effect on the performance of production animals. Garlium® GEM HC, a natural, garlic-based feed supplement, can assist in reducing the number of ticks attached to the production animals

Magnesium plays an essential role in the metabolism, because it influences the activity of more than 300 cellular enzymes that are involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis (Aikawa,1981; Ryan,1991)…

Cane molasses can act as a natural palatant, binder and energy source for ruminants. However, decreased availability and high prices can have a negative effect on the viability to use it in diets….

Poultry are particularly sensitive to temperature-associated environmental challenges, especially heat stress. With the hot summer months approaching fast, it is good to refresh your memories as to what heat stress causes and the detrimental effect it can have if not managed properly.

Calcium is most commonly recognized as a critical mineral for bone development and skeletal strength. Magnesium also forms part of the bone matrix and contributes towards skeletal development and strength. But what about the other biological functions of calcium and magnesium? …

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