Dairy cows on Selko LactiBute perform better than predicted on their genetic potential
Selko LactiBute for dairy cows contains rumen protected calcium gluconate, which has a prebiotic effect within the hindgut. This prebiotic effect results in a shift of the microflora, resulting in increase of volatile fatty acid production in the hindgut, which improves gut barrier function and reduces the risk of leaky gut in dairy cows. Trials carried out in various dairy research farms have shown that feeding Selko LactiBute increases milk production of dairy cows1,2,3,4. These findings were confirmed in a trial carried out in 6 commercial dairy farms including 907 dairy cows. Purpose of the current trial was to test Selko LactiBute for dairy cows in 3 French farms.