Feeding for Success: Mineral Program Maximizes Reproductive Potential

As a producer making an investment in future progeny, don’t you want to know that your ewes or does are getting the best nutrition to reach their highest reproductive potential? The investment into advanced reproductive technologies isn’t small, so have your females in the best shape possible with a nutritional supplement from the DuraFerm® line. 

DuraFerm is a line of sheep and goat vitamin and mineral supplements designed to strengthen your stock. DuraFerm Concept•Aid® offers vitamin and mineral supplements for both sheep and goats with the Amaferm® advantage to increase fertility and conception rates resulting in more live lambs and kids. When used at least 30 days prior to lambing and kidding through breeding, the formula supports quick repair of the reproductive tract, faster breed back and increased milk production for lamb and kid vigor and growth potential. 

“If you are making the investment in reproductive technologies like A.I. and embryo transfer, you want to have your ewes or does in optimal nutritional and reproductive shape,” said Jake Warntjes, BioZyme® National Sales Training Manager and sheep producer. “The products from the DuraFerm line offer a high-quality mineral package with Amaferm to get those females bred and keep them bred.”  

Warntjes suggests keeping your ewes or does on DuraFerm mineral year-round to optimize the nutritional health of the sheep and goats in your operation. Keeping vitamins and minerals in the flock and herd help ensure their health, regardless of their reproductive phase. All DuraFerm products include the precision prebiotic Amaferm designed to enhance digestibility by amplifying nutrient supply for maximum performance. It is research-proven to increase the energy available to the animal resulting in more milk production as well as the ability to initiate and maintain pregnancy and fertility. 

DuraFerm offers three products for sheep, each with a unique difference. 

DuraFerm Sheep Concept•Aid is a free choice mineral that contains organic zinc and manganese, selenium yeast and high levels of vitamin E to support maximum reproduction and health. It is an ideal mineral to use in the flock year-round. 

DuraFerm Sheep Concept•Aid HEAT® is a highly fortified, free-choice vitamin and mineral supplement for specifically designed to help mitigate heat stress during temperatures of 70 degrees or hotter. It is especially beneficial to combat the challenges of getting ewes bred in the summer. It also includes garlic, considered a natural insect deterrent. 

DuraFerm Sheep Concept•Aid Protein Tub is a cooked tub with 16% protein, specifically designed to target cycling, embryo production and conception when fed 30 days prior to lambing through breeding. The added protein comes in a convenient tub and makes supplementing the flock even simpler. 

For goat producers, DuraFerm offers two products to keep does nutritionally sound. 

DuraFerm Goat Concept•Aid is a free-choice supplement that includes organic zinc, copper and manganese, selenium yeast and high levels of vitamin E to support reproduction and health. Although it is specifically designed to target cycling, embryo production and conception when fed 30 days prior to kidding through breeding, it is recommended to feed this product year-round for optimum herd health. 

DuraFerm Goat Concept•Aid Protein Tub is a 50-pound cooked tub that includes 20% natural protein. It contains the same vitamin and mineral package and is designed to enhance reproductive preparedness. 

“With the options available in the DuraFerm line for both sheep and goat producers, there is something to fit everyone’s operation. Genetic investments deserve the best nutrition possible, and that comes from the complete vitamins, minerals, trace minerals and Amaferm in DuraFerm,” Warntjes said. 

Get the most from your reproductive and nutritional investments. Use the mineral program with Amaferm to increase intake, digestibility and absorption of feedstuffs while maximizing reproductive potential with the DuraFerm program. 

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