Digestarom® Bos is the new name for the popular phytogenic feed additive for calf milk
replacer, calf starter and beef diets globally.
The decision to rename Digestarom® Milk followed the company’s July streamlining of the Digestarom® product portfolio in order to deliver even greater value to customers.
“Digestarom® Bos is the same reliable product that customers have been using for years to get the most from their animals,” stated Michael Noonan, Global Product Manager Phytogenics at BIOMIN.
Digestarom® Bos, whose name is derived from the Latin word for cattle, is formulated to the production stage requirements from calves to adult beef animals.
“Through many trials, Digestarom® has been shown in commercial conditions to increase feed intake, a key driver of performance in both dairy and beef animals,” said Mr Noonan.
Supporting a calf’s feed intake, particularly prior to weaning, is associated with higher lifetime milk production. One kilogram of pre-weaning average daily gain (ADG) translates into a 1550 kilogram increase in milk yield in the first lactation, according to scientific research. Higher feed intake correlates with improved beef production in terms of average daily gain.
Digestarom® has been recognized for its ability to improve the ruminal environment in terms of pH, resulting in lower incidence of sub-acute ruminal acidosis (SARA), its anti-inflammatory properties and acceleration of rumen development.
Digestarom® Bos complements the existing phytogenic feed additive ruminant portfolio, which includes Digestarom® Dairy. As part of the announcement, two products –Digestarom® Calf and Digestarom® Beef– have been discontinued in all regions except North America.