BioZyme® is excited to expand the VitaFerm® Concept•Aid® protein line to include our first-ever protein block. The Concept•Aid Protein Block is a convenient delivery system designed to optimize forage digestion while enhancing reproductive performance. The Concept•Aid Protein Block is formulated to deliver the same high-quality minerals, trace minerals and vitamins found in Concept•Aid loose mineral with the added bonus of protein and the dependability of a pressed block.
The new Concept•Aid Protein Block combines 20% natural protein with highly available organic copper, zinc, manganese and high levels of Vitamin E for free-choice supplementation.
The block is specifically formulated to target cycling, embryo production and conception when fed to cattle 30 days prior to calving through breeding. The addition of BioZyme’s proprietary Amaferm® advantage — a natural feed additive that acts as a prebiotic to increase digestibility to maximize the energy value of feed — has also been research-proven to increase energy available to the animal, resulting in more milk production as well as an increased ability to initiate and maintain pregnancy and fertility.
“Energy requirements increase significantly during the last third of pregnancy and while the cow is producing milk,” said Twig Marston, Technical Field Manager. “Protein is the second limiting nutrient in most rations. Without adequate amounts of protein in the diet, daily feed consumption drops off, feed passage rates decrease and overall digestive efficiency declines. To get the most nutrition from low and medium quality forage-based diets, cow-calf producers should include Amaferm in their protein, mineral and vitamin supplementation programs. ”
One 40-lb. Concept•Aid Protein Block is recommended for 10-20 head of cattle. The rate of consumption is 1 lb. per head, per day. You can see all of our Concept•Aid protein options here. (link to CA page).