TechMix Global announced the introduction of YMCP Vitall, the dairy industry’s first-ever fresh cow product that combines live yeast, calcium chloride, trace elements and vitamins in an effervescent bolus to help transition cows recover more quickly and produce more milk after calving.
According to TechMix, each YMCP Vitall dose contains a minimum of 30 billion colony-forming units of live yeast, multiple calcium sources, magnesium, potassium, niacin and osmolytes to help fresh cows get back on feed faster after calving. YMCP Vitall is designed with a patented, fast-acting, effervescent chemistry that dramatically enhances dispersion and absorption of all ingredients, the company said, adding that the new bolus improves the ease and speed of dosing for producers.
YMCP Vitall became available in the U.S. on Oct. 15 and will launch in Europe at the end of the year.
“Our new YMCP Vitall bolus offers many innovations to the fresh cow category that will help dairy producers improve production efficiency,” TechMix chief executive officer Mike Nelson said. “It’s the first fresh cow bolus to elicit a blood calcium, milk yield and dry matter intake response in a published university trial. It’s the first fresh cow bolus to offer effervescent technology, and it’s the first to combine calcium chloride with live yeast. It’s the first fresh cow bolus to enable all key ingredients to be highly bioavailable and activate immediately upon entering the digestive system.”
Each YMCP Vitall dose (two boluses) contains more than 44 g of elemental calcium — including calcium chloride, a highly bioavailable form of calcium. The combination of rapidly available calcium chloride and the sustained release of calcium carbonate maximizes absorption of calcium. YMCP Vitall is coated with a unique protective covering that prevents the effervescent reaction from starting until the bolus reaches the digestive tract, making it safe to use.
YMCP Vitall is the first compressed fresh cow bolus with shelf-stable live yeast. Each YMCP Vitall dose contains a minimum of 30 billion colony-forming units of live yeast. The live yeast in YMCP Vitall serves as food to fuel the bacteria that are rapidly changing because of the change in a fresh cow’s diet.
YMCP Vitall also contains magnesium, potassium and niacin to aid in calcium absorption, maintain fluid balance, and stimulate appetite respectively. Magnesium has been proven to enhance calcium absorption. Potassium is a major electrolyte for cattle, which can only be obtained through diet or supplementation and is essential for rehydration in fresh cows.
The supplemental niacin in YMCP Vitall improves liver function and reduces levels of both plasma b-hydroxybutyrate (BHBA) and non-esterified fatty acid (NEFA) levels. All of these things work together to reduce the risk of ketosis.
YMCP Vitall is recommended for use immediately post-calving. It is also recommended for cows that are energy deficient, off feed, recovering from surgery or are experiencing other stress events. Each dose of two boluses provides all the essential nutrients to keep cows drinking, eating and producing. YMCP is available in 12 dose and 32 dose packages.
For more information, visit www.techmixglobal.com/ymcp-vitall-bolus.