3 Reasons to Swap Your Normal Cattle Feed for a Probiotic-Enriched Feed

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It doesn't matter if your cattle are a large part of your livelihood or if you only own a few cattle for personal reasons: you want to keep your animals as healthy as possible. One way to do so is to offer your cattle a high quality feed that also contains probiotics. Here are just a few of the reasons that you should contemplate swapping your cow's old feed for a product that contains probiotics.

1. Probiotics Reduce the Amount of Unfavorable Bacteria and Increase the Number of Good Bacteria in a Cow's Gut

Priobiotics are a type of lactic acid bacteria that help encourage the growth of good bacteria within a cow's gut; thanks to the growth of the favorable bacteria, there are less resources that bad bacteria can use to grow. Cows who receive feed enriched with probiotics have lower levels of both the E.coli and salmonella bacteria (bacteria that are frequently labeled as undesirable). Though undesirable bacteria in the gut may not pose an immediate risk to the cattle, it can be problematic if these cattle are processed for food, especially if the individuals cooking the meat do not cook it to a safe temperature.

Cows in particular are an animal group that needs high levels of beneficial bacteria to properly digest their food. If the levels are not sufficient, your cattle may suffer from gastrointestinal problems.

2. A Healthier Gut Results in a Healthier Animal

One of the advantages of using a feed with probiotics is that it will improve the overall health of your cattle. This means that your cattle will suffer less illnesses and have a lower rate of premature death. If you sell your cattle, healthier cows can only improve your reputation and help ensure that you receive your asking price per cow. 

3. Higher Feed Prices are Worth it in the Long Run

If a comparable feed with probiotics costs more than your normal feed, you may be reluctant to try the new feed due to the higher price. However, think of the feed as in investment in your cattle herd. The feed may cost more in the short term, but in the long run, you can expect the feed to pay for its self. Since your cows are healthier, you will have less vet visits for ill cattle. Healthier cattle gives your farm a positive reputation; not only will this help you bring in more customers, but it will help you retain your existing customers.

To learn more about probiotic cattle feed, contact resources such as Ruma-Lic Liquid Feed.

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