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Production of milk fat and protein improved significantly in a test of a new Catalyst product, Bio 5™, on 1,500 cattle at Bear Creek Dairy in Brooklyn, Iowa.
Milk fat increased 5.8 percent and protein, 3.2 percent, according to Jos Zamzow, Catalyst chief operating officer. The product, which also reduced herd deaths and manure ammonia levels, will be on exhibit at the World Dairy Expo here starting tomorrow. (Oct. 3, 2017)
“The results surprised all of us all, as the trial was designed to improve milk fat and protein content,” Zamzow said. “We hoped that the product also would help with concerns from neighbors about the odor of dairy operations. The product turned out to be much more effective that we had even hoped. Not only does Bio 5™ improve milk quality by increasing milk fat and protein – it also reduces odors.”
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Catalyst, receiving one of the highest rankings possible for feed safety, has been certified by the Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification Program, administered by the American Feed Industry Association.
Only about 450, or 7.5 percent, of the nation’s almost 6,000 feed mills, have earned the certification. Catalyst received a score of 99 out of a possible 100.
Catalyst provides custom formulation and manufacturing services for worldwide customers in the livestock, poultry, pet, wildlife and aquaculture industries. Its full line of more than 100 items includes feed and related products for animals of all sizes, including OCM™ Global, Swine Finisher Pak and Poultry PAK.
The voluntary certification shows that Catalyst goes “above and beyond” federal requirements to ensure that the highest standards in manufacturing and processing are followed each day, according to the association. It demonstrates and ensures continuous improvement in delivering safe, wholesome livestock feed.
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