Optimate is an essential omega-3 fatty acid supplement with added vitamins which are all rumen protected to improve reproductive performance and herd health in dairy cows.
Optimate uses Salmon oil on a highly absorbent carrier and is rumen protected using a high melting point hydrogenated vegetable oil. The result is a fine, free flowing powder that is easily mixed into the feed or used as a top dressing.
The rumen protection of the Salmon oil means it bypasses the rumen and allows for slow targeted release in the intestine. Salmon oil is used as it provides a natural source of high levels of omega 3 but more importantly it contains high levels of Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). It is these essential fatty acids which are important for certain biological functions.
Omega 3 fatty acids act on the suppression of prostaglandin which can be increased due to hormonal imbalance with high yielding dairy cows. This can result in a reduction of progesterone secretion which affects the preparation of the uterus for the fertilised embryo.
- Readily available source of EPA/DHA.
- Enhances reproductive performance.
- Reduces calving interval.
- Improved sperm quality and quantity.
- Increases milk production.
- Increases embryo survival rates.
- Improves animal health.
- Enhances animal’s immune system.
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