H.J. Baker & Bro., Inc. released results of two studies that show farmers who used MetaboLys® By-Pass Lysine for Dairy increased Fat, Protein and Milk production in their herds.
A 200 paired cow “Off, On, Off” study was conducted in Iowa for 90 days (January to March 2012). The treatment cows responded to the addition of MetaboLys® with a significant 4.8% increase in total protein and 2.1% increase in fat. Control cows were 3.069% protein and treatment cows were 3.216% representing a significant total 4.8% total protein response. Control cows were 3.667% fat and MetaboLys® treatment cows were 3.745% fat representing a significant 2.1% total fat response. Total addition income premiums paid to the dairyman was $0.51 ($0.39 protein and $0.12 fat) per cow per day. IOFC (Income over feed cost) was an additional $0.18 per cow per day.
A whole herd study was conducted in Florida for 90 days (December 2011 through February 2012). Results showed a significant 3 lb. milk response (71 lbs. to 74 lbs.) representing $0.60 per cow per day addition income. There was also a total .07% increase in fat which equates to an additional $0.25 fat premium. Total additional income to the dairyman was $0.85 (.60 milk + .25 fat) per cow per day. IOFC (Income over feed cost) was $0.60 cents per cow per day.
Christopher V. B. Smith, President and CEO of H.J. Baker & Bro., Inc. stated: “We’ve known for a long time that a by-pass lysine product that really worked would provide essentially unparalleled benefits to the dairy industry. H.J. Baker really made sure the science worked with our product, MetaboLys® by-pass lysine, and that it works in the cow as well. These numbers show unequivocally that MetaboLys® works, which is important because when you lead a company with 160 years of high-quality products, you stand behind those products.”
Dr. John K. Bernard, of the University of Georgia’s Animal and Dairy Science Department stated: “Development of this type of product is extremely important as the industry moves toward formulating dairy rations for specific amino acids, especially in markets where milk is sold on a component basis.Our research shows that MetaboLys® by-pass lysine exhibits a very high degree of protection from degradation in the rumen and very good intestinal digestibility.”
H.J. Baker’s Danny Wright MS, PAS stated: “We are very excited about MetaboLys® by-pass lysine and these numbers. It is H.J. Baker’s goal to offer to the dairy industry a best value source of intestinal lysine. We knew we had that product and the science behind it continues to prove it. It’s a win-win across the board; the producer benefits, the nutritionist benefits, the farmer benefits and the cows benefits.”