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Starting calves on prebiotic aids feedlot transition

Research supports feeding weaned calves a natural prebiotic derived from Aspergillus oryzae fermentation, which can improve nutrient absorption and boost immunity in the gut.

Weaning is a normal process in beef production, but it's also a stressful one. Weaned calves are often subjected to numerous nutritional, behavioral and immunological stressors immediately prior to and during the weaning, marketing and transportation process, as well as upon arrival at the feedlot or backgrounding facility, according to an announcement from BioZyme Inc.

Dr. Alejandro Relling of the department of animal sciences at The Ohio State University in Wooster, Ohio, said resea

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