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
- High bioavailability
- Optimum particle size with low dust
- Improved performance and higher profits