Silvafeed® ByPro controls rumen fermentation and increases protein bypass

Silvafeed® ByPro is a natural extract suitable for ruminants. The addition of Silvafeed® ByPro in a ruminant’s diet can reduce the soluble protein degradability in the rumen and thus increases protein availability in the intestine through the protein By-pass effect while reducing the ammonia production in the rumen. Therefore, the improvement of dietary protein utilization leads to an increase of animal production in terms of meat, wool, and milk.

Silvafeed® ByPro has been studied as a modifier of bacterial activity in order to decrease fermentation disorders, such as bloating or acidosis. Furthermore, Silvafeed® ByPro is proven to be a new and safe way to reduce methane emission in ruminants.

The use of Silvafeed® ByPro promotes the absorption of nutrients in the intestine and improves the animal’s physical development and overall health.

Due to the presence of active components, Silvafeed® ByPro carries out a selective bacteriostatic effect, thus promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria and strengthening the body’s natural defenses against most pathogenic bacterial strains, such as Staphylococcus aureus, Campylobacter jejuni, Pasteurella multocida, Salmonella Typhimurium, Salmonella Enteritidis, Clostridium perfringens and Escherichia coli.

Several studies have shown excellent results in the use of Silvafeed® ByPro as a potential alternative to antibiotics and ionophores in ruminants.

The use of Silvafeed® ByPro is an attractive alternative to the use of antimicrobial growth promoters (AGP). This natural product does not leave residues in derived products.

Silvafeed® ByPro has astringent properties that slow intestinal peristalsis and improve the action of digestive enzymes. The final effect is a better feces consistency, which translates into a reduction of diarrhea episodes, especially in the nutrition of calves. Furthermore, Silvafeed® ByPro acts as an appealing feed flavor and appetite enhancer.

Key benefits for dairy cows

  • Increases milk yield and quality.
  • Reduces urea in milk.
  • More efficient utilization of dietary nutrients (particularly protein).
  • Helps to maintain a healthy immune system.

Key benefits for beef cattle

  • Improves growth and feed conversion ratio.
  • More efficient utilization of dietary nutrients (particularly protein).
  • Maximizes intestinal health.
  • Helps to maintain a healthy immune system.

Key benefits for calves

  • Reduces stress during weaning
  • Decreased incidences of diarrhea.
  • Increases intestinal health.
  • Optimizes the growth of intestinal villi for better absorption of nutrients.

Key benefits for small ruminants (sheep and goats)

  • Improves growth and feed conversion ratio.
  • Maximizes intestinal health.
  • Increases milk yield and quality.

Furthermore, Silvateam has recently developed Silvafeed® ATX, a blend of natural extract based on selected polyphenols with strong antioxidant properties suitable for ruminants.