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OPTIMUM SUPPORT

FOR YOUR HERD'S IMMUNE SYSTEM

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OmniGen-AF is a unique, nutritional speciality product from Phibro Animal Health Corporation. It is a patented blend of biologically active nutrients, that positively affects the immune system.

Over 80 published studies (16 peer reviewed) that demonstrate modes of action and how feeding OmniGen-AF helps to support a healthy immune system.

Research, field studies and on farm demonstrations show clear advantages to having a healthy immune system.

  • Fewer health events needing antibiotic therapies
  • Lower somatic cell counts
  • Healthy, productive cows, with a longer herd life
  • Less time required for herd health work

Effect of stress on immunity:

Stress can impair healthy immune function increasing the risk of health and disease events in dairy cattle, and may compromise reproductive efficiency and limiting milk production.

Data from farms feeding OmniGen-AF in USA, EU and now UK show benefits in a wide range of health events including: mastitis, metritis, ketosis, retained placentas, abortions, sick cows and death losses.

Health and milk data summarised from 787 USA herds representing over 470,000 cows shows the OmniGen-AF difference.

Health and milk data summarised from 787 USA herds representing over 470,000 cows shows the OmniGen-AF difference. TableHealth and milk data summarised from 787 USA herds representing over 470,000 cows shows the OmniGen-AF difference. Table

Data summarised from 76 herds in Europe (excluding UK) representing over 11,000 cows.

Data summarised from 76 herds in Europe (excluding UK) representing over 11,000 cows. TableData summarised from 76 herds in Europe (excluding UK) representing over 11,000 cows. Table

SUMMARY OF 2018 IMMUNITY CHALLENGE (180 DAYS)

On farm data from Mole Valley Farmers members farms

On farm data from Mole Valley Farmers members farms. TableOn farm data from Mole Valley Farmers members farms. Table

UK data supports extensive USA and EU data

 

A field survey was conducted in several EU countries. When the farms switched to a feeding programme including OmniGen-AF a decrease in mastitis, SCC, retained placenta and metritis was recorded. There was also an increase in milk yield.

(Garcia-Gonzalez et al. 2017. J. Dairy Sci. 100 [suppl. 2]: 312-313)

“We have reduced our vet’s bills dramatically by using OmniGen-AF. At the start I was very sceptical about using OmniGen-AF. However, now I am totally sold. I wouldn’t stop using it and I would certainly recommend it to fellow farmers.”
(Chris Webb. Glos).

THERE ARE NOW OVER 3.2 MILLION COWS AROUND THE WORLD FED ON OMNIGEN-AF EVERY DAY

34% reduction in antibiotic use34% reduction in antibiotic use

ANTIBIOTIC REDUCTION

Comparison of 29 farms (5555 cows) in the Netherlands feeding OmniGen-AF showed a 34% reduction of antibiotic use compared to the previous 180 days prior to introduction of OmniGen-AF (antibiotics used for drying off and youngstock are not included in this figure).

The European Commission is developing an action plan to address the increase in antimicrobial resistance. As part of this plan, options to reduce the need for antibiotics in farm animals are being examined (EMA and EFSA, 2017). A future with reduced access to antibiotics is fast approaching on a global basis.

WHAT IS THE COST OF A HEALTH EVENT?

Clinical Mastitis

£331

Ketosis

£823

Endometritis

£213

Early Lactation Death Loss

£3,307

Retained Placenta

£176

Late Lactation Cull

£1,328

Source: Macrae & Esslemont.
“The Prevalence and Cost of Important Endemic Diseases and Fertility in Dairy Herds in the UK.” Bovine Medicine (2015): 323-337

Calf Product Guide

INNOVATION IN IMMUNITY

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Feeding OmniGen-AF to pre and post-weaned calves helps to support healthy immune function which can result in fewer health treatments, fewer respiratory disorders and lower treatment costs.

OmniGen-AF is a unique, patented nutritional speciality product that is recommended to be fed to calves from birth onwards. Feeding OmniGen-AF every day helps to support normal immune function in the face of expected and unexpected stress events.

Proven to “restore” the immune system from the negative effects of stress. Stress can compromise natural immune function. Animals respond to acute and chronic stress by releasing specific hormones, including cortisol, which is known to impair normal immune function.

OmniGen-AF supports the immune system’s first response to stress and health events.

Stress events include:

  • Temperature change
  • Pen or grouping changes
  • Weaning
  • Ventilation issues
  • Management challenges
  • Dehorning
calfcalf

Product description:

A high performance whey based milk powder with OmniGen-AF and at least 10% skimmed milk powder.

Typical feeding recommendations:

Mixing ratio = 150g to make up 1 litre.

Key features and benefits:

  • A specific protein (26%) and oil (18%) balance for optimum growth.
  • OmniGen-AF and immunoglobulins to help support the immune system and increase resistance to the threat of disease.
  • Important to get a calf off to a good start.
  • Feed conversion is best in young calves
    • key to optimise this and to minimise health challenges at this critical time.
  • To achieve calving at 24 months heifer calves need a good start.
  • To improve profitability, shorten the breakeven period for heifers (calve them at 24 months).

YOUR HEIFER CALVES ARE YOUR FUTURE DAIRY HERD

  • Protect your investment
  • Maximise your potential
  • Healthier calves, more lifetime performance
  • Help reduce health events and drug spend

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OmnismartOmnismart
Compound Feed + OmnigenCompound Feed + Omnigen

Product description:

A unique 18% protein compound feed in nut and pellet form designed for feeding to calves from day one and high performance heifers up to 300kg bodyweight.

Key features and benefits:

  • OmniGen-AF to help support the immune system.
  • A unique mineral package suitable for calves and growing heifers.
  • Formulated to new Precision Nutrition nutrients (including carbohydrate type, fibre index and acid load) to encourage dry matter intake, high daily liveweight gain and improved Lifetime yield.

Typical ingredients:

Includes: barley, wheatfeed, soya, maize distillers, soya hulls, sugar, beet pulp, molasses, rape, palm kernel, maize grain, limestone, salt, vegetable oil, vitamins, minerals and trace elements.

Typical feeding recommendations:

The product is specifically designed to be fed to calves with Nukamel Omnismart milk replacer.

Calves must be eating at least 1.5kg per head per day before weaning.

  • It may also be fed to growing heifers up to 300kg bodyweight. The typical feed rate for growing heifers is 2-4kg per head per day.

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12.5% increase LWG12.5% increase LWG
43% reduction in medicines spend43% reduction in medicines spend
£37.50 additional margin per head£37.50 additional margin per head

A wealth of scientific data and recent evaluations on farm have provided a high level of confidence in Omnigen-AF as a key component of successful calf rearing. Omnigen-AF is included as standard in the new Ambition calf feed. It forms a crucial part of the overall commitment to improving performance and profitability through the Lifetime approach.

Financial benefit

  • Increase in daily liveweight gain (0–4 months) = 100g per calf per day (12.5%).
  • The increase was greater in calves that required treatment.
  • An extra daily liveweight gain of 100g before weaning results in an additional 150 litres of milk in the first lactation.
  • Early calf growth has a significant impact on Lifetime yield.
  • Value of extra milk = £45 (based on 30ppl).
  • Extra investment in calf feed = £7.50 per calf (based on extra investment of £50 per tonne and feed rate of 150kg per calf).
  • Extra margin = £37.50 per head.

A wealth of scientific data and recent evaluations on farm have provided a high level of confidence in Omnigen-AF as a key component of successful calf rearing. Omnigen-AF is included as standard in the new Ambition calf feed. It forms a crucial part of the overall commitment to improving performance and profitability through the Lifetime approach.


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