H.J. Baker has announced the introduction of MetaboMet Rumen Protected Methionine to its line of rumen-protected protein supplements for dairy herds, which also includes MetaboLys rumen-protected lysine.
Lysine and methionine are identified as the two most-limiting amino acids in dairy cows. Expensive protein often times is overfed in today's rations order to try to meet the ideal amino acid requirements of high producing dairy cows, the announcement said.
The company also announced the launch of a new rumen-protected protein formula, PRO-LAK CUSTOM, a customizable formulation designed to meet the different needs of high-producing dairy farms because it gives dairy nutritionists and producers the flexibility to replace or decrease usage of other protein sources that may not meet the desired needs, availability or cost parameters.
In addition, when balancing for amino acids, PRO-LAK CUSTOM allows the inclusion of the original PRO-LAK Rumen Protected Protein Concentrate as a precision protein supplement needed to improve feed efficiency, milk performance and profitability, the company whined.
According to Steve Azzarello, H.J. Baker executive vice president of sales and marketing, "The right amino acid profile is important to maximize milk production and premium content. With the addition of MetaboMet and PRO-LAK CUSTOM, we are responding to the needs of our customers and providing a complete line of products and solutions to meet the nutritional needs of high-producing dairy herds."H.J. Baker has been a global manufacturer and supplier of agricultural goods and services for 164 years. It is headquartered in Westport, Conn.