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DSM in Animal Nutrition & Health

Ruminant environment and sustainability

Like all industries, dairy farming has to operate with ever-increasing sensitivity to the needs of the environment. Our products provide practical solutions to the challenge of increasing production in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.
Holstein cow with blue sky

We are committed to developing innovative strategies to help manage the environmental impact of ruminant farming and to increase its sustainability.

Better reproductive efficiency and longevity

Improving the reproductive performance and longevity of dairy herds means that fewer replacement animals are needed to maintain productivity. This has benefits both for farm incomes and for the environment.

ROVIMIX® β-Carotene stimulates the estrus cycle in dairy cows, thereby helping to increase reproductive performance and reduce the incidence of early embryo abortion. This reduces the intervals between calving. It also means that fewer unproductive cows are culled. Both these benefits translate into increased incomes for farmers.

Better use of feed

If ruminants use feed more efficiently, the environment benefits in two major ways:

  • Less feed is needed, so less has to be grown and transported
  • Fewer nutrients are excreted in undigested form

The key to increasing feed efficiency is rumen performance. Our extensive experience has allowed us to develop a range of products that help the rumen to extract the most from the available diet.

The starting point is better rumen productivity. CRINA® Ruminants has shown to improve the efficiency of microbes in the rumen during the fermentation process. The result is more milk from less feed.

Capturing more nutrients

RONOZYME® RumiStar™ is an innovative feed enzyme which improves digestion in the rumen of dairy cows. Improved digestion in the rumen results in more milk from the same amount of feed. At the same time, it lowers the proportion of valuable undigested nutrients excreted in the form of manure.