Scientifically developed to stimulate the establishment and activity of healthy microbes in the rumen to enhance digestion, feed conversion and milk production.
A peer-reviewed meta-analysis of all scientific trials conducted on ProDairy® has been formally published by the New Zealand Society of Animal Production.
This meta-analysis showed that ProDairy® increased average daily milk solid production compared to untreated cows.
A copy of this meta-analysis can be found under the trial results tab below.
Donaghys probiotic extracts are microbiological preparations designed to promote beneficial rumen microbes and to stabilise gut conditions. Some definitions of probiotics (motivated largely by recent interest in probiotics for humans) emphasise live microorganisms. The original definition and some definitions reflective of modern research recognise the probiotic value of non-live microorganisms.
Donaghys have shown the effectiveness of specifically cell burst probiotic organisms for effect on ruminant livestock. The intelligent definitions recognise that some of the most effective probiotic microorganisms in agriculture (and in some cases, human health) do not operate by inoculating the gut and components of probiotic microorganisms show probiotic activity. Donaghys probiotic extract technology releases the full potential of those components.
Don't let a poor performing rumen interrupt productivity, livestock condition or feed utilisation
The rumen micro-organisms are the key to efficient digestion. It is through the rumen that the animal starts deriving energy, protein and mineral nutrition from pasture and feed. The process is dominated by micro-organisms. It is the beneficial rumen micro-organisms targeted by Donaghys probiotic extracts that lead to improved productivity and performance.
Active Probiotic Extract Components
Donaghys Probiotic Extracts contain a wide range of optimised microbial promoting substances. Microbes are easily the quickest growing and multiplying form of life and the selected microorganisms harnessed by Donaghys produce high levels of substances that promote the growth of beneficial microbes. Donaghys products also contain amino acids and vitamins that promote efficient microbe function. The probiotic extract cultures make available a range of natural gut modifying substances and buffers targeting improved gut wall condition and stabilized pH in the rumen.
The cell-fragmentation process also releases digestion enzymes including Amylase for starch digestion and Cellulase for fibre digestion and carbohydrate release.
Why use probiotic extracts?
Modern day ruminant animals are subject to vastly differing conditions in terms of feed type and quality and pressure on rumen microbes than the conditions these animals and their microbes evolved under. This disparity means that optimal conditions for a healthy population of rumen microbes can frequently be compromised, which in turn can have a negative effect on feed utilisation and thus animal productivity.
Donaghys probiotic extract formulations are designed to ensure rumen conditions and thus feed utilisation, are not compromised. This in turn has very positive effects on animal productivity.
"Our milk solids have increased dramatically since using ProDairy®. When we were giving supplements to our cows like palm kernel and silage, we noticed the utilisation was very good. The conception rate of my cows has improved and my empty rate has dropped. For such a low cost and all the benefits we’ve seen, why wouldn’t you use it? We did and we’ve never looked back. " Andy Howard, Canterbury. 650 cows
|Meta Analysis of ProDairy / NZ Society of Animal Production / 1480893240||259.7 kB|
|Donaghys 2001 / Waikato / 1480893240||324.4 kB|
|Donaghys 2001 / Southland / 1480893240||310.7 kB|
|Fielding Ag 2001 / Manuwatu / 1480893240||312.0 kB|
|Donaghys 2002 / Canterbury / 1480893240||331.7 kB|
|Vet South 2007 / Southland / 1480893240||62.1 kB|
|Vet South 2008 / Southland / 1480893240||207.6 kB|
|EOS Consulting 2011 / Waikato / 1480893240||191.9 kB|
|EOS Consulting 2008 / Bay of Plenty / 1480893240||194.5 kB|
|The Professional Animal Scientist 31 2015 / /||772.3 kB|
|ProDairy® Label||2.5 MB|
|ProDairy® Fact Sheet||180.6 kB|
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