The influence of gut bacteria on milk yield | Westside Enterprises

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The influence of gut bacteria on
milk yield

Your feeding strategy and focus on gut health affects the sows udder formation, productivity and ability to produce milk. Composition and types of bacteria in the gut microflora co-determines how much milk the sow produces, and how many antibodies she passes on to the suckling piglets. Primiparous sows typically pass on less passive immunity to their suckling, and as a result wean fewer and less resilient piglets. The poor performance of primiparous sows can be improved by adding the fermented feed to the diet. The number of antibodies is enhanced by 40% for primiparous sows and you can expect up to 25% improvement for multiparous sows.
– Grela et al., 2019

European Protein uses Solid-state fermentation (SSF) to produce their range of products. This is defined as the fermentation process in which micro-organisms grow on solid materials without the presence of free liquid. The concept of using solid substrates is probably the oldest method of utilising micro-organisms for human benefit. Fermented feed has proved to be a worthy alternative to antibiotics.

In recent years, SSF has shown much promise in the development of several bioprocesses and products, and European Protein used this process to create their own new patented production method to produce unique fermented products.

EP199 is one of the unique complementary feeds produced by SSF for swine and poultry. In the production process, co-products from rapeseed, wheat, seaweed and sugar beets are used, as well as specific lactic acid producing bacteria. It has a protein content of 34% and the protein is highly digestible with a low number of anti-nutritional factors. It provides added value by:

• Increasing the absorption of nutrients and minerals and reduces the excretion of N and P (EP199 balances the gut flora and promotes lactic acid bacteria while repressing pathogens)

• Supports the development of resilient animal through a fully functional immune response

• Supports milk production and boosts antibodies in the animal colostrum

• Supports zinc-free and antibiotic-free production

• Contains anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory compounds

We hope you will find the following article and video testimonials of much interest and benefit.

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