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VistaPre-T, a unique, liquid pre- treatment from AB Vista that enables pre-digestion of fiber, maximized performance on an 11-month trial at Drumgoon Dairy in Lake Norden, South Dakota.

The trial included a 1,000-cow treatment string and a 1,000-cow control string during the nearly year long trial.

Benefits with VistaPre-T during the research trial included:

  • Increase milk yield of 2.8 lbs
  • Decrease in Dry Matter Intake of 1.32 lbs
  • Body weight increase of 8.8 lbs

With feed costs accounting for up to 50% of Drumgoon Dairy’s expenses, VistaPre-T offers the greatest opportunity for cost savings on the farm.

David Elliott, operations manager at Drumgoon Dairy further explains their reason for continuing VistaPre-T across their growing herd, “The commercial goals of the farm are to obviously make a profit. We want to do that in a way that maintains the herd health of our cows, the quality of milk for our consumers, and also the integrity as a family-run business.” He shares, “We made the decision after finishing the VistaPre-T trial that we liked the positive results we saw on the herd and decided to go with the product long term.”

A new four minute video about the innovative results from the VistaPre-T research trial at Drumgoon Dairy was recently released on the AB Vista website. To learn more and watch the video visit,

AB Vista is an animal nutrition technology company offering pioneering products and technical services to the global animal feed industry. The company invests heavily in research and development and has a growing portfolio of products and services spanning the poultry, swine, ruminant and aquaculture sectors. AB Vista is headquartered in the UK, with regional offices located in the USA, Brazil, Singapore, Spain, India, China, Germany and Finland.

AB Vista is part of AB Agri, the agricultural division of Associated British Foods, one of the world’s largest food & retail companies with a market capitalisation of £22 billion.