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After more than two years of research and development, Milk Specialties Global (MSG) is launching RPMet, a new rumen protected methionine supplement for dairy cows. RPMet increases milk protein yields in dairy cows by delivering high levels of the amino acid methionine into a dairy cow’s small intestine. Performance tests for RPMet were conducted by the University of New Hampshire and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with more university-led studies being planned in the future.

“We believe in creating more value up and down the dairy supply chain. There is a lot of consumer demand for products with dairy protein and RPMet helps farmers capture more of that value in their milk check by increasing their milk protein output,” says David Lenzmeier, CEO of Milk Specialties Global. “This product is backed by university research, and we believe it will perform as good or better than anything on the market.”

RPMet uses a unique polymer-based coating that ensures high levels of metabolizable methionine. RPMet will be available for distribution later this year.

“We set out to make the best performing rumen protected methionine supplement on the market, collaborating with experts in product development and amino acid nutrition,” says Mark Scott, Director of Animal Nutrition Research and Development for MSG. “We believe RPMet will deliver adequate levels of metabolizable methionine to meet the need of the modern dairy cow.”

Milk Specialties Global has been providing nutritional solutions to dairy farmers for nearly 80 years. Founded as a milk replacer manufacturer in the 1940s, MSG continues to be a leading global supplier of milk replacer. The company also manufactures to Energy Booster line of rumen bypass fat products, fed to millions of dairy cows around the globe over the past 30 years.