The receiving period: a critical stage for animal health
Bovine respiratory disease can be caused by a mix of factors, including animal groupings, new environments and exposure to pathogens. The receiving period is therefore the critical stage in the development of this syndrome and BRD has a significant effect on treatment costs and performance.
Actisaf® and Safmannan® supplementation during the receiving/conditioning period can mitigate the detrimental effect of stress.
Selsaf® is a natural and organic source of selenium, easily assimilated by organism. It helps reduce sensitivity to oxidative stress after a stressful event (like transportation) and improves immune response to vaccination.
Actisaf®, Safmannan® and Selsaf® have synergistic effects in disease prevention. Safmannan® helps improve general health, reducing excessive responses to subsequent immune challenge. The antioxidant activity of Selsaf® minimizes the effect of immune over-stimulation.
Digestive disorders are a common threat to productivity. High-energy diets can cause an imbalance in the rumen, resulting in various problems, including acidosis. Maintaining a low redox potential and beneficial microflora can help prevent these problems.
Actisaf® helps reduce rumen redox potential, creating a more favourable environment for the rumen microflora.
Less stress, better health and a more favourable rumen environment help improve digestion and overall performance during the receiving period and the entire fattening period.
Fattening period : enhancing growth and reducing feed costs
The best weight gain to feed intake ratio is the main goal for maximum profit during fattening. This can be achieved by improving digestion and rumen efficiency.
Trials in various countries have demonstrated that supplementation with Actisaf® helps to boost performance, including ADG and FCR, making fattening more efficient and reducing feed costs.
Increasing meat production and quality
Animals supplemented with Actisaf® during the fattening period are heavier and score better on the EUROP scale, which reflects better carcass conformation.
Meat visual appearance is the main quality factors that customers consider during purchase. They also prefer meat with a long shelf life, which maintains the desired quality for longer. Selsaf® supplementation significantly improves meat appearance, making it more attractive to the consumer. It also has a more beneficial effect on shelf life than sodium selenite. Selenium also plays an important role in meat tenderness. Improved meat quality increases customer satisfaction and loyalty.