Nutritional solution to improve production performance and beef cattle’s health status
R-MAX: NUTRITIONAL SOLUTION TO IMPROVE PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE AND BEEF CATTLE’S HEALTH STATUS
WHAT IS GRANDA TEAM’S R-MAX:
A pool of:
ESSENTIAL OILS – POLYPHENOLS – ENZYMES – DERIVED FROM YEASTS – ASPERGILLUS SPP
specifically designed for beef cattle, which acts on production performance, health status and some digestibility parameters with diets with high nutritional values.
Over the years, Granda Team’s research has been completely oriented towards the particularly effective components’ identification and the respective quantities’ definition capable of giving a synergistic effect to the individual products use.
Animals supplemented with R-MAX show better growth performance in terms of:
– final weight
– mean daily weight gain (lPMG)
With regard to the health status, R-MAX’s use reduces both morbidity and mortality with a tendentially significant trend.
The effect on the animals’ growth performance is also important: positive effects are highlighted on the rumen fermentation activity and on the digestive process in general.
Experimental tests and field experience show how effective the R-MAX solution proves to be in mitigating the stress and feverish states in animals’ negative effects by promoting a rapid and effective body’s homeostasis’ restoration with positive effects on health and consequently on animal welfare.
A FIELD TEST
Field test the Granda Team R-MAX solution’s effects (specific and synergistic nutrients and active ingredients combination with proven efficacy nutraceutical action) by administering it to a representative animals’ group undergoing arriving and fattening.
129 CHAROLAISE race cattle
Average weight on ARRIVAL: 392.94 Kg
Fed with UNIFEED technique
DIVIDED INTO 2 GROUPS:
– 64 cattle in the CONTROL group
– 65 cattle in the TEST group (fed with GRANDA TEAM’s TAUROS R-MAX solution
The diets’ nutrients fed to the animals in the first 30 days and from the 30th to the 191st day
PARAMETERS INVESTIGATED IN THE TEST:
Rumen content characteristics
- Average daily weight gain (all cattle’s individual weight at the test’s start – 5 days after arrival for the transport weight loss recovery – and before slaughter)
- Weekly intake per group
- Feed Conversion Index
Average daily weight gain:
+ 100 g weight for day
Reduction of 50% of animals affected by respiratory diseases (BRD) with a trend towards important significance, i.e. with a probability lower than 0.1 (P)
Mortality rate reduction
Reduction of 70% of LAMENESS cases in the fattening cycle
Clinical acidosis reduction combined with meteorism
RUMINAL CONTENT’s CHARACTERISTICS
- pH, volatile fatty acids and rumen N-NH3 of 10 animals per group
- Rumen content’s foaminess of 20 animals per group using a scale from 1 to 3 (where 1: no foam – ideal rumen content, 2: light foam – acceptable rumen content, 3: heavy foam – frothy rumen content)
N-NH3 reduction (ammoniacal nitrogen)
Lactic acid reduction
Increased butyric acid (essential to optimize the rumen’s integrity with the all those lesions’ restoration which inevitably
arise due to sudden drops in pH)
Significant increase in pH (greater rumen pH stability)
Significant foam reduction (better optimization of rumen fermentation process)
Faecal consistency, indigested faecal fraction, chemical analysis and pH on 10 bovines for each group at the beginning of the test, on day 50 and one week before slaughter.
Lower ADF share (better digestion)
- Slaughter yield
- pH value at 24 hours post mortem on 10 animals per group
- Conformation and fatness’ state on all subjects
- Colorimetric characteristics (L* brightness, a* red index, b* yellow index) on the freshly cut muscle surface on 10 animals per group.
R-Max use, possibly also in combination with antibiotics, is positively part of those nutraceutical solutions with anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antioxidant, cholagogue, hepatoprotector and rumen stimulating activity that have a future in satisfying the «new qualities» required by the market and by the consumer in animal production and economic sustainability by the livestock producer.