With BEWI-FATRIX® LM 32, the special feed producer Bewital agri GmbH & Co. KG based in the Münsterland region offers a newly developed combination product to optimise nitrogen efficiency. Using BEWI-FATRIX® LM 32 in dairy cattle feeding makes it possible to reduce the amount of crude protein in the feed without any cuts in performance, and enables more efficient use to be made of the nitrogen resources present in the crude protein-reduced rations. In this way it is possible to reduce the nitrogen and phosphorous excretion and thus relieve the burden on the environment, as well as increasing the profitability of the dairy farm.

In recent years environmental protection has increasingly been a theme in animal husbandry. The focus has been above all on reducing ammonia emissions and the introduction of nitrogen into the soil, as well as reducing phosphorous excretion. However, stable and high cattle performance together with good animal health is of crucial economic importance for farmers. To ensure this, therefore, rations with high crude protein contents were fed in the past. The high crude protein contents are not only problematic under environmental aspects though, but can also have negative effects on animal health. It is therefore necessary to create a balance between input and output so that large quantities of nitrogen are not eliminated again unused, after first creating stress for cow livers and kidneys.

The combination of rumen-protected lysine and methionine developed by Bewital agri creates an optimal balance between input and output. Through micro-encapsulation in a matrix structure of rumen-stable fat, Bewital agri ensures that methionine and lysine arrive in optimal quantities where they are needed – in the small intestine. The rumen-protected form is important, as ruminants break down unprotected methionine and lysine almost completely in the rumen.