RumINSIGHT

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A cow’s rumen function and overall health influences the amount of milk fat she produces. With RumINSIGHT, measure and monitor changes in rumen function, nutrition and management changes while protecting your bottom line.

What are fatty acids?

Milk fatty acids are the building blocks of milk fat. Grouped based on their origin, they provide insights into certain areas of cow performance.

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De Novo

Mixed

Preformed

Originating in the rumen and transported to udder for synthesis, these fatty acids are the greatest driver of bulk tank butterfat – indicating strong rumen health and function

These fatty acids originate from either the diet or synthesis within the cow

As the name implies, these fatty acids are formed prior to reaching the milk, coming directly from the diet, or are mobilized off body fat reserves

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What are fatty acids?

Milk fatty acids are the building blocks of milk fat. Grouped based on their origin, they provide insights into certain areas of cow performance.

fatty-acids2-crop

De Novo

Originating in the rumen and transported to udder for synthesis, these fatty acids are the greatest driver of bulk tank butterfat – indicating strong rumen health and function

fatty-acids1-crop

Preformed

As the name implies, these fatty acids are formed prior to reaching the milk, coming directly from the diet, or are mobilized off body fat reserves

fatty-acids3

Mixed

These fatty acids originate from either the diet or synthesis within the cow

Collecting fatty acids was a complex process

SO, WE MADE IT SIMPLE.

Historically, analyzing the fatty acid composition of milk has been a time-consuming laboratory process. So, we took matters into our own hands. With the help of industry partners and university allies, we’ve developed a way to collect fatty acid profiles easily and cost-effectively at an individual cow and herd level – the first insight of its kind in the US.

Individual cow sample analysis allows you and your management team to look beyond the bulk tank, analyzing multiple factors of milk production to make more impactful changes on an individual, pen and herd level.

So far, over 5 million samples have been analyzed across 1,700 herds to develop benchmark metrics, allowing you to track your performance against herds of like size and management style.

MILK SAMPLES ARE COLLECTED AND ANALYZED ON YOUR MONTHLY TEST DATE.

Individual fatty acid data points are layered in a variety of ways for more precise nutrition and cow management decisions.

By compiling data on a herd level, you’ll be able to examine historical trends within your herd, and compare your herd’s performance to other herds within our database.

Gain insight into how growing first lactation animals are performing compared to the most productive animals in the herd – the mature third and greater lacation animals.

Or Days in Milk (DIM) can give perspective at crucial times in the cow’s life, allowing you and your nutritionist to better answer questions around fresh cow performance and lactation starts, as well as how pre-dry off cows are being set up to perform in subsequent lactations.

The most valuable data can be found when analyzing pen performance – giving you the power to fine-tune individual rations based on pen/group population and results. Pen and group data allows for more informed feed trials of feed additives and ration changes when utilizing with a comparison group.

LISTEN WITH RUMINSIGHT

TRACK AND MONITOR

Bunk management
Nutritional/ ration changes
Overcrowding

Making ‘cents’
Of fatty acids

Tracking and monitoring your milk fatty acid composition makes ‘cents’

Herds with a de novo concentration of 0.9g/100g milk vs. herds with a 0.8g/100g milk, generally achieve a 0.25% higher overall fat percentage.*

CASE STUDY:
A 1,000 cow dairy produces an average of 80 lbs of milk per cow, with an overall fat and protein percent of 3.5 and 3.1, respectively. With a price of $1.3218 per pound of fat, if the herd realizes an increase of 0.1g/100g milk de novo fatty acid, an additional fatty acid, an additional revenue of $264 per day would be gained. If the cost associated with the management changes to achieve this were $200 per day, a net result of $64 would be added to the bottom line, or $23,360 annually

RumINSIGHT available exclusively on the VAS Platform

View your fatty acid test day results on the VAS Platform.

*Herds must be using milk testing services through VAS in order to be eligible.

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