H.J. Baker’s MetaboLys By-pass Lysine for Dairy Increases Milk Production

October 18, 2011 04:00 AM


WESTPORT, Conn. – H.J. Baker & Co., Inc., has released the results of a 30-cow University of Georgia trial that showed MetaboLys By-pass Lysine is digestible in the small intestine but resists degradation by ruminal microorganisms. The result is a 3.13 kg increase in milk production per day per cow.

John K. Bernard of the Animal and Dairy Science Department at the University of Georgia stated: "Results of the trial show approximately 89% of MetaboLys By-pass Lysine was undegraded after 16 hours of ruminal exposure and approximately 80% was digested in the small intestine. Therefore, the metabolizable lysine content of MetaboLys By-pass Lysine is 70.55%."

Danny Wright of H.J. Baker commented: "We know that an effective bypass lysine supplement, one that will potentially support milk synthesis, must be digestible in the small intestine but be resistant to ruminal degradation. When we introduced MetaboLys By-pass Lysine at the American Dairy Science Association meeting in New Orleans in July, we stated that it was designed to increase milk production, improve milk components and allow you to formulate to reduce ration costs and boost feed efficiency. In addition, we discussed the patent-pending advanced coating technology, which makes the product unique to the market. Now, with these results, we can clearly see the product is performing as designed."
Wright concluded: "H.J. Baker has a longstanding commitment to the dairy industry with our product Pro-Lak Dairy By-pass Protein. We have worked hard to build a reputation for providing high-quality, reliable products and it will be no different for our newest addition, MetaboLys By-pass Lysine."

MetaboLys By-pass Lysine is a patent-pending, rumen-protected lysine that provides lipid-coated lysine sulphate protection in the rumen while allowing for digestion in the intestine in lactating cows. Initial research conducted by the University of Georgia determined that MetaboLys By-pass Lysine improves lactation and efficiency, improves protein nutrition and improves production response. Ongoing university testing and field trials will continue with lactating and cannulated cows for ruminal and duodenal digestibility. A stringent quality control program tests every batch for rumen bypass value, continuing H.J. Baker’s commitment to its products and their quality.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.bakerbro.com.


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