How to stretch corn supplies

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High corn prices may have you looking for ways to stretch corn supplies. One way to do that is to boost rumen efficiency, said Juan Tricarico, coordinator of ruminant research for Alltech, during the company’s lecture tour in January. Keep the following goals in mind as you use technologies and strategies that optimize rumen performance:

  • Prevent rumen dysfunction.
  • Maximize and accelerate fiber fermentation.
  • Maximize starch fermentation.
  • Prevent rumen acidosis.
  • Maximize rumen microbial protein synthesis.

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