Is your livestock getting enough Bypass Protein?

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Is your livestock getting enough Bypass Protein?

Sufficient bypass protein is crucial to maintaining and improving the performance and reproduction of all livestock. In this article we will highlight the importance thereof in the diets of cattle, sheep and goats.

 

The protein in a ruminant diet can be divided into two parts, a larger part that is digested in the rumen, and a smaller part that is not. It is the smaller part that we are concerned with when we refer to bypass protein. This is the protein that bypasses the rumen and enters the lower digestive tract – the small intestine.

 

In ruminant nutrition we can divide dietary protein into RDP and UDP:

  • RDP (Rumen Degradable Protein): Most of the protein in feed falls into this category. It is the protein that can be degraded and utilised by the rumen microbes.
  • UDP (Undegradable Dietary Protein): The smaller part, that can also be referred to as rumen escape protein, escapes being degraded by the rumen microbes and passes into the small intestine of the digestive tract.

 

In the small intestine, the nutrients are processed in much the same way as it would be in the stomach of a monogastric animal. Enzymatic digestion takes place and bypass protein is absorbed as amino acids.

The protein that gets degraded in the rumen by the rumen microbes is partly utilised for microbial protein synthesis. The rest is excreted through urine.

Why is bypass protein important?

The amino acids that the animal is able to utilise comes from two sources, namely microbial protein and bypass protein. In fast-growing and high-yield animals, the amount of essential amino acids available to the animal from a microbial source is not sufficient.

Amino acids are directly related to traits like wool growth, muscle growth and milk production, among other. By feeding bypass protein, the diet of the animal is supplemented, ensuring that these essential amino acid requirements are met. This helps to improve growth rate, as well as the overall production of the animal.

 

About Molatek’s Bypass Protein:

  • It is a urea-free protein source
  • A combination of four protein sources are used
  • Molatek’s Bypass Protein is specifically formulated to meet the essential amino acid requirements of ruminants
  • The bypass protein sources complement that of microbial protein to ensure that deficiencies do not develop
  • Cattle and sheep in intensive farming systems, like feedlots, benefit greatly from bypass protein supplementation and show an increase in production

The application of Molatek Bypass Protein can be found here.

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