Supplementation with diet is a proven strategy to improve performance in livestock. Its effect on reproduction in ruminants, however, is less well-known. Recent research looked into the possibility of using the live top yeast for dairy cows to improve their breeding performance.
The yeast cattle feed supplements aid the work of this digestive bacteria. This can be done in many ways. Live yeast supplements can be scavenged oxygen in a variety of ways. This could promote an anaerobic environment in the rumen which would allow for the growth and activity of beneficial rumen bacteria that drive forage digestion.
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Prebiotic is another way to increase the activity and growth of yeast supplements. Prebiotic supplementation is different from live probiotics. Because it is easy to store, incorporate into feed, and process with heat such as pelleting or extrusion, it can be more convenient.
The stimulatory effect on rumen microbiota is not related to oxygen scavenging by the yeast itself but rather the triggering of enhanced bacterial activity through the bioactive such as ss-glucans and mannan-oligosaccharides. This prebiotics is well-known and comes from yeast cells.
The benefits of yeast products for cows
These beneficial bacteria can be stimulated and preserved. They also help to improve the feed intake and availability of nutrients. A good rumen fermentation is beneficial for animal performance and health.
A good fiber-digesting bacteria activity can help reduce natural toxins, including some mycotoxins, in the feed.