Maximize fiber digestion to unlock full beef ration potential

Improving fiber digestion in the rumen should be a top priority for all beef producers.

For beef units feeding silage- or moist feed-based rations, extracting as much growth as possible from the fiber in the diet is the key to both minimizing feed costs and maximizing margins, according to AB Vista ruminant product development manager Dr. Nicola Walker.

“Fiber is an extremely important energy source in ruminant diets, as well as being vital for correct rumen function,” she said. “Feeds high in fiber like silage and moist feeds are also some of the most cost-effective

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