Beef Features &
MIN-AD use in feedlots has been the subject of numerous research experiments over four decades. Results from these experiments indicate that MIN-AD is an effective buffer under many different ration combinations, and has a cost benefit ratio of 13:1 to 30:1. Feedlot Economics. These benefits are realized as the direct and indirect actions of the following:
Decreased Cost of Gain MIN-AD increases
average daily gain and improves feed conversion when fed in combination
with steam flaked corn and mixed grain rations.
Acidosis Management MIN-AD has 75%
more acid-consuming capacity than sodium bicarbonate. MIN-AD is acid-soluble, making it available when rumen pH drops for several hours post-feeding, thereby
improving acidosis management.
Increased Microbial Efficiency Research
data shows that MIN-AD has a tendency to increase
rumen microbial efficiency by about 10% in both dairy and beef applications.
Added Minerals An effective source of calcium
and magnesium, MIN-AD can serve as the sole source of supplemental
magnesium in feedlot applications.
- Beef Research