For a healthy transition and beyond

WHAT IS GLYCAL FORTE®

Glycal Forte® is a nutricine which has four modes of action to improve the health of transition cows through improved nutrition:

  • It improves rumen function by optimising rumen pH, which leads to increased intakes and more efficient feed digestion.
  • It increases microbial biomass whether rumen pH is low or optimal.
  • It provides bio-available calcium at a time when many cows are deficient.
  • It supplies rumen-protected glycerol and so is used more effectively than unprotected, liquid glycerol.

This Dynamic Metabolic Management System improves herd health, welfare and productivity. We work closely with your farm vet to monitor herd health and energy status (using BHB blood tests).

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6 REASONS TO USE GLYCAL FORTE®

Using its Dynamic Metabolic Management System, adding Glycal Forte® to your TMR reduces negative energy balance in transition and early lactation cows. Added to the daily feed, Glycal Forte® can help:

01
Reduce Weight-loss Post-calving
02
Improve Fertility
03
Increase Milk Yield
04
Reduce Somatic Cell Count
05
Reduce Lameness
06
Increase Profits

ARRANGE YOUR FREE BLOOD TEST

Get in touch with us today to arrange your free blood test on up to 12 cows, subject to terms.

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HOW WE WORK WITH VETS?

The transition period (three weeks before and after calving) is recognised as the time of most metabolic stress for dairy cows. We will team up with your farm vets to help improve herd health through nutrition.

With a FREE blood test on up to 12 cows, subject to agreement with Bio-Energy Ingredients, we can determine your herd’s energy status and how Glycal Forte® can improve the herd’s health and profitability. We will continue to work closely with your vet to monitor improvements throughout the feeding process.

WHAT DO FARMERS THINK

Farmer 1, South Wales We have improved our pregnancy rates and reduced weight loss post-calving – proven by NMR Energy Balance service.
Pregnancy Rate
9%
Margin Per Cow
£188
Weight-Loss
0%
Farmer 2, Northern Ireland The results are even more impressive considering our fresh pen was overcrowded; we expected lower yields and more weight loss. We have lower weight loss, reduced metabolic problems and improved fertility.
Weight Loss
0%
Yield Per Cow/Day
2.3L
Profit Per Cow
£230
Farmer 3, Northern Ireland Since feeding Glycal Forte® we have reduced weight loss post-calving even at these improved yields, no other diet changes were made
Litres Per Cow
6.5L
Weight Loss
0%
Margin Per Cow
£425
Farmer 4, Devon Since using Glycal Forte®, milk has increased by 5 litres/cow and we are averaging 34.5 litres. Our high group is averaging 42 litres with 50% heifers. We have reduced weight loss post-calving and our pregnancy rate has improved to 22%.
Milk Per Cow
£344
Pregnancy Rate
2%
Weight-Loss
0%
Farmer 5, Staffordshire After including Glycal Forte® our milk increased by 3 litres with no other changes to the diet. We also reduced post-calving weight loss to within target and have energy stable cows.
Litres of Milk
3L
Weight Loss
0%
Profit Per Cow
£186

our resources

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The Cornell Nutrition Conference 2020

“…an imbalanced rumen environment is the basis of milk fat depression.”

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What Is a Nutricine?

Nutricines are bio-active feed components that increase the nutritional value of a cow's diet.

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The importance of rumen pH post-calving

A healthy rumen is vital for a healthy cow, particularly post-calving.

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