Optimal microbial protein synthesis

Increased utilisation of starch and energy ingredients

  • Slow release degradable nitrogen source
  • Creates space in the ration
  • Greater fibre digestion
  • Reduced ration costs

An encapsulated urea supplement for lactating cows designed to create a slow release nitrogen source for the rumen


NitroShure increases digestion efficiency

Replace more expensive protein sources to reduce purchased feed costs

In an era of lower milk prices and escalating input costs, success depends on efficiency. The ruminant animal is the model of efficiency when it comes to the ability to convert fibrous feeds, low-quality protein and non-protein-nitrogen into valuable nutrients; microbial protein and energy in the form of volatile fatty acids. Microbial protein contributes about one-half to two-thirds of the amino acids absorbed by ruminants and has a nearly perfect amino acid profile – similar to that which is found in milk and meat products. Volatile fatty acids (VFAs), the result of carbohydrate fermentation, provide approximately 70% of the total energy requirement for ruminants. The primary VFAs (acetate, propionate, and butyrate) are used by the microorganisms for reproduction and growth, with the balance of the production being used by the ruminant itself. Improving carbohydrate digestibility increases energy available for milk production.

Maximising rumen efficiency and the output of microbial protein and VFAs is the most significant factor impacting feed input costs and milk production. Rumen efficiency is influenced by many factors; carbohydrate type and nitrogen availability being highly important. 

The role of nitrogen in microbial protein synthesis is well known but underestimated. Using Balchem’s Precision Release Nutrient technology, your cows receive a more consistent and sustained level of nitrogen to the rumen; maximizing microbial protein output.

Replacing a portion of the soybean meal with a blend of NitroShure, corn and molasses delivered an equivalent amount of protein by generating more microbial mass, representing 286 gram/day more microbial protein in a cow eating 22.5 kg dry matter intake.

NitroShure for Ruminants


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