The encapsulation technique is said to enable a more consistent and available source of lysine for ruminants.
ADM has launched NutriPass L, an encapsulated lysine supplement that is rumen-stable and intestinally available to cows. Manufactured in the US, NutriPass L can be mixed with a wide variety of feed ingredients and forages.
Brad Dalke, vice-president at ADM Animal Nutrition, pointed out that NutriPass L gives producers an edge by improving the return on investment of nutrients fed, and added: “Through effective encapsulation, NutriPass L supplies a consistent and stable supply of metabolisable lysine for lactating cows and growing cattle.”
Lysine is an essential amino acid that have to be provided through feedstuffs, since cows do not produce it naturally. Lysine is a biological building block that supports improved production performance in lean tissue gain, milk components and milk volume. Per 100g of product, NutriPass L has been shown to meet or exceed net delivery of metabolisable lysine when evaluated against comparable products, ADM claimed.
Dr Brian Lammers, dairy nutritionists for ADM Animal Nutrition, explained the company’s process enables a lysine product that is uniform in shape and size with a protective coating, aspects that promote improved mixing capability and high intestinal release.
Encapsulating lysine allows producers to supply a balanced, cost-effective diet, through the reduction of higher cost protein ingredients in the ration. NutriPass L supports optimal milk production, animal growth, and creates opportunities for nutritionists to limit nutrient wastage in rations.