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VistaPre-T delivers on 2,000-cow trial in South Dakota

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


New research has shown that VistaPre-T, a unique liquid pre-treatment from AB Vista, worked to pre-digest the fiber, leading to an improvement in performance on an 11-month trial at Drumgoon Dairy in Lake Norden, South Dakota.

The trial included a 1,000-cow treatment string and a 1,000-cow control string during the nearly year long trial.

VistaPre-T improved fiber utilization, leading to:

  • Increase milk yield of 2.8 lbs
  • Decrease in Dry Matter Intake of 1.32 lbs
  • Body weight increase of 8.8 lbs 

With feed costs accounting for up to 50% of Drumgoon Dairy’s expenses, VistaPre-T offers the greatest opportunity for cost savings on the farm.

David Elliott, operations manager at Drumgoon Dairy further explains their reason for continuing VistaPre-T across their growing herd, “The commercial goals of the farm are to obviously make a profit. We want to do that in a way that maintains the herd health of our cows, the quality of milk for our consumers, and also the integrity as a family-run business.”

He shares, “We made the decision after finishing the VistaPre-T trial that we liked the positive results we saw on the herd and decided to go with the product long term.”

Our new video explains more about the trial.

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VistaPre-T creates new nutritional and economic value from fiber


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