Ruminants

Betafin

  • Betafin natural betaine is extracted from sustainable sugar beet molasses for use in dairy and beef cattle and sheep diets
  • Produced using a proprietary chromatographic separation process
  • Betaine has two important functions in animal nutrition
    • Osmolyte
    • Methyl donor
  • Betaine as an osmolyte
    • Helps maintain cellular fluid balance
    • Improved gut integrity
    • Spares metabolic energy
  • Betaine as a methyl group donor
    • Spares metabolic energy
    • Reduces feed costs by replacing some added methionine and all choline chloride supplements as methyl donors
  • Research has shown that Betafin natural betaine supports:
    • Production performance
    • Maintain gut integrity at times of production stress
    • Reduces the negative effects of heat stress
    • Improved nutrient digestibility
    • Promotion of DMI in heat stress periods , and reduction in maintenance load , allows ongoing productivity in heat periods
    • University trials show extra 2-4 L/day milk yield in heat conditions and 1-2 L/day milk in thermo neutral conditions.
    • In beef/lamb extra weight gain achieved
    • In fresh cows Betaine functions like Choline and promotes improved fresh cow performance in thermo neutral conditions