Programs and solutions for the beef cattle sustainability
by maximizing performance and animal health
The health problems in meat farming are different in incidence and severity in relation to the breed’s characteristics, in the farming methods of breeding of the farm of origin, in the management before transport, in the transport stress extent, in the interaction with other animals and with humans and in the farming methods in the destination farm. Within each of these factors there are an enormous variables amount capable of influencing the morbidity and some pathologies severity compared to others.
The historical bibliography shows incontrovertibly that: a lot of animals that are affected by an important sanitary problems passage, loses from 80 g to 130 g of head/day increase during the whole farming period (180 days).
In addition to all this, the Community legislation has signed: THE ABSOLUTE AND IMPERATIVE ANTIBIOTIC PROPHYLAXIS STRATEGIES PROHIBITION. The Community regulatory framework, which came into force on 27 January 2023, resolved the absolute and peremptory antibiotic prophylaxis strategy prohibition on meat supply chain farms even in the face of an obvious risk.
The NEW COMMUNITY AGRICULTURAL POLICY, within the zootechnical ecosystem, has further strengthened the concept of NOT ANTIBIOTICS USE, even arranging rewards for each animal based on the medicine average quantity used during the 180 days of farm.
Therefore, the importance of farming animals in a healthy environment and with specific methods that minimize health problems is a priority objective for every livestock company, not only due to the need to limit inefficiencies in an increasingly economically in difficulty but also to guarantee the animal welfare highest levels and the lowest antibiotics consumption.
GRANDA TEAM with TAUROS program positions itself as an active partner within each farm to FEED THE SUSTAINABILITY of beef cattle supply chain by maximizing the performance and animals state of health. Granda Team offers itself both as a service supplier, through its own specialists’ team, and as a provider of nutraceutical/nutritional solutions, tested and validated directly in field.
GREAT TEAM WITH TAUROS LINE: FEEDING THE ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY
In a beef cattle farm, mortality is a deadweight loss, so reducing the percentage is the primary objective. On the other hand, having morbidity problems means having animals that do not perform well during the entire farming cycle and therefore unsustainable economic returns or even in losses results.
Avoiding the risk of a paradoxical animal welfare worsening can be achieved through the nutrients’ use with nutraceutical properties. In fact, several substances, present in nature, have the ability to improve the farm animals’ physiological conditions and health’s status.
Granda Team’s goal is to prevent and reduce, through the service’s action and formulated and tested directly in field products’ use, any risk of significant health compromise so that it does not negatively affect the farming income statement in terms of mortality and morbidity.
In this way, the reduction in growth, which can even be eliminated or even transformed into a loss of weight is limited. Also the deterioration, widely described in the bibliography, of both the characteristics of the carcass (conformation and fat content) and the meat quality ( color, marbling, tenderness) is limited.
An health animal performs its best production potential, thus being more efficient and also providing higher quality products.
GREAT TEAM WITH TAUROS LINE: FEEDING ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
Granda Team, through nutrients with nutraceutical properties use in the formulation of its products, also contributes significantly to “feed” environmental sustainability by eliminating antibiotics use both for the “antibiotic resistance” problem and for the consumer attention on their use as connected to animal welfare. Producing a meat kilogram with nutraceutical solutions use is more efficient and healthier strategy, improving environmental sustainability.
THE CORRECT INTERACTION BETWEEN ANIMAL AND ENVIRONMENT
REPRESENTS THE KEY TO SUSTAINABLE FARMING
THROUGH TAUROS PRODUCTS AND SERVICES LINE, GRANDA TEAM AIMS TO ACHIEVE THE FOLLOWING OBJECTIVES:
1. SUPPORT FARMERS IN CREATING SUSTAINABLE FOOD RATIONS
GRANDA TEAM solutions maximize all farm’s production factors. Starting from cultivation plans choice and from raw materials available in each farm, GRANDA TEAM specialists support the farmer in overseeing the feed management trough consultancy actions and ON FARM technology application with process controls, analysis and advanced diagnostics.
The feed ration and targeted nutritional supplements choice makes it possible to transform what is the main production cost (food) into an opportunity to maximize revenue through the prevention of what can become pathologies or technopathies with a strong impact on the farming cycle sustainability.
GRANDA TEAM specialists, through a process control service, support farmers in creating a food protocol aimed at reducing the production factors variability:
Monitoring that fodder nutritional parameters, manufactured food products and raw materials purchased are aligned with the assessments made during the dietary elaboration phase and official nutritional recommendations
A corret diet manufacture
Ration optimal homogeneity
Impossibility ration selection
Ration availability and H 24 scheduled distribution
Leftovers controlled management
Maximize Dry Matter intake
Avoid dangerous and sudden changes in rumen pH
Increase productivity and efficiency while minimizing environmental impact
2. FIRST OF ALL…THE RUMEN’S HEALTH
In ruminants, productive efficiency depends on a healthy rumen. Over 75% of ingested food is transformed in the rumen through fermentation and both health and productivity depend on these processes.
The following parameters are improved with the highly technological TAUROS nutraceutical/nutritional solutions by Granda Team:
Rumen pH stability
Efficient nutrients use
Volatile fatty acid production and absorption optimization
Microbial syntheses optimization
Detoxifying action potentiation
Buffer effect maximization
3. POSITIONING GENETIC POTENTIAL TOWARDS MARKET DEMAND AND OPPORTUNITIES
INCREASED EFFICIENCY TRANSLATES INTO FASTER GROWTH, SHORTER ON THE FARM STAYS
AND MORE ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY
GRANDA TEAM OFFER WITH TAUROS LINE:
It is now recognized that various substances present in nature have the ability to improve physiological conditions and health status, even in farm animals, with extremely positive effects on the consumption of antimicrobials reduction.
Granda Team’s R&D department has been completely oriented over the years to the particularly effective components identification, a pool of:
ESSENTIAL OILS – POLYPHENOLS – ENZYMES – DERIVED FROM YEASTS – ASPERGILLUS SPP
and the respective quantities definition capable of giving a synergistic effect to the individual products use.
This has led to highly technological and specific nutritional solutions development and formulation for each farming stage, which, combined with high nutritional value food diets, bring important benefits on production performance, health status and some animal digestibility parameters.
Animals, integrated with Granda Team’s nutritional strategies show better growth performances in terms of:
- final weight
- average daily weight gain
Both morbidity and mortality are reduced in relation to the health status, with a trend that tends to be significant.
It’s also important the effect on animals growth performance: positive effects are highlighted on the rumen fermentation activity and on the digestive process in general.
It emerges, from experimental tests and field experience, how TAUROS line solutions prove to be effective in mitigating stress and feverish states negative effects by promoting a rapid and effective organism homeostasis restoration with positive effects on health status and consequently on animal welfare.
Nutraceutical solutions use with anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antioxidant, cholagogue, hepatoprotective and rumen stimulating activities will have great importance in the immediate future in meeting the new market and consumer expectations required in animal production.