β-Carotene is best known as the orange-red pigment found in carrots. But the truth is, it’s much more than just a pretty color! With over 50 years of experience, we’ve learned to use it to improve animal performance.
Several factors contribute to low fertility, but poor ovarian function is the root cause of many of these. It is here that ROVIMIX® β-Carotene makes a big difference.
β-Carotene is found in high concentrations in the ovary and plays a direct role in ovarian function. Cows with low β-carotene levels therefore tend to have poor fertility and stand to benefit from supplementation.
Diets based on corn silage and cereal grains contain particularly low levels of β-carotene. It is especially helpful to supplement these with ROVIMIX® β-Carotene, which:
Increases ovulation rates and heat expression
Raises progesterone levels, which in turn reduces embryo mortality rates
Improves embryo quality
The result is stronger heat behavior and improved reproductive efficiency. Pregnancy rates have been shown to increase from 11% to 22%, with calving intervals reduced by up to 30 days.
Cows whose diets are supplemented with ROVIMIX® β-Carotene also have increased production of fat-corrected milk.
ROVIMIX® ß-Carotene, which is widely used in ruminant diets, is formulated to provide:
High stability in mineral and specialty feeds
Optimum particle size with low dust
Improved performance and higher profits
Beta-carotene is critical to pet nutrition.
Beta-carotene is an important source of vitamin A, converted into vitamin A as required. The additional health-promoting effects of beta-carotene include antioxidant functionality supporting cells, tissues, and organs from free-radical damage and as a contributor to the robustness of the pet's immune system.