Feb. 13 2023 08:00 AM

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Producers are keenly aware of the current economic return from producing more milk fat. Cash for milk fat yield, however, is still about half the value of the price of milk1. If you are trying to capitalize on the fat market, you are most likely dealing with expensive and rising ingredient costs. Improving income over feed cost through increased milk fat yield involves delivering the right balance of energy and amino acids to set your cows up for success — this is where feeding a supplement like AAlphaTek® makes sense.

AAlphaTek offers an easy way to improve income over feed costs and is backed by multiple research trials and industry use. AAlphaTek modifies rumen bacteria to enhance protein supply to the intestine; the result is an improved amino acid supply capable of increasing milk fat yield.

In controlled experiments, cows producing 65 to 90 pounds of milk responded positively to AAlphaTek supplementation. In fact, increased milk fat and energy-corrected milk yield compared to cows not supplemented with AAlphaTek was consistently observed. If this sounds like your situation you may expect similar results.

The Economics

  • Given current milk fat pricing, the average income over feed cost across trials was $0.20 to $0.30/head/day2
  • A 4:1 return on investment2

AAlphaTek Feeding Trials

Increases in Energy Corrected Milk Yield

In research trials with lactating cows, an increase in energy corrected milk yield was shown when AAlphaTek was incorporated into the diet.

Increases Flow of Metabolizable Protein (MP) from the Rumen

Reducing ruminal degradation of protein sources increases the flow of MP to the cow’s small intestine.

Reduces Protein Degradation in the Rumen

Supplementing with AAlphaTek shifts rumen degradable protein (RDP) to rumen undegradable protein (RUP) increasing bypass protein, or RUP, concentration of diet.

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1 Calculated using data from December USDA AMS FO33 Statistical Uniform Price report
2 Proprietary data from internal trials as well as two field demonstrations.