Feedworks USA – Agolin Ruminant
Performance through science
About the Company:
Feedworks’ goal is to support animal health and production efficiencies for dairy farmers, beef operators and swine and poultry producers.
Dairy farmers, beef operators and pork and poultry producers rely on quality feed ingredients to help them better manage the health and performance of their herds and operations. Feedworks USA distributes research-proven specialty feed ingredients. Working with their manufacturing partners, they strive to ensure their customers receive outstanding product and technical support.
Feedworks is a USA based company that was established in 2005.
About the Solution:
Agolin Ruminant is a plant-based feed additive that harnesses a blend of scientifically selected essential oils and is fed to more than 2 million dairy cows around the world, with more than 400,000 in the U.S.
Agolin Ruminant puts you, your cows, and your dairy first. It is the only product certified to improve feed efficiency while also reducing enteric methane.
In large-scale, split-herd trials on nine dairies, Agolin Ruminant demonstrated an average of over 12:1 benefit-to-cost ratio, or a profit of $0.60 per cow per day. On top of those profit gains, dairies can now receive carbon credit payments of over $4 per cow per year.
To develop Agolin, researchers tested more than 100 different plant extracts to determine their effects on the rumen microbiota, fat and protein yield, feed efficiency and ruminant enteric methane production.
Agolin products are the result of more than 30 years of research into essential oil compounds specifically developed for dairy, beef, swine and poultry. Essential oils are the components of plants, providing them with natural defense against disease, fungal and insect attack. Some of the well-recognized benefits of essentials oils include:
- Immune Stimulation
- Enzyme Secretion
Solution Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators
Additives generally fall into two categories, feed additives and manure additives.
Feed additives are generally used to:
Manure additives are generally used to:
Feedworks USA has recently been added to the Newtrient catalog. Newtrient will continue to work with Feedwords USA to further refine the cost and performance information on their solutions. Newtrient will update this entry as more information becomes available and as new commercial dairy installations come online.
1. OPERATIONAL HISTORY