Questions for ByPass 2000
- What is BYPASS 2000?
- What does the term bypass protein mean?
- Why is it important to avoid letting this bypass protein be broken down in the rumen stomach?
- What are the main benefits of bypass protein?
- When is feeding bypass protein desirable?
- What is in BYPASS 2000™ that makes it unique?
- How should BYPASS 2000™ be fed?
- You mentioned that BYPASS 2000™ uses a unique blend of bypass protein sources. What are they?
- I have some friends that use BYPASS 2000™ when their lambs go off feed. Why?
- What are typical results you can expect to see by using BYPASS 2000™?
- Can you use BYPASS 2000™ when HOLDING your animal?
- Is BYPASS 2000™ natural and safe and is there a withdrawal period?
- What is the cost to feed BYPASS 2000™ per head per day?
- Is there a BYPASS™ 2000 distributor near me?
- Recommended feeding allowances
What is BYPASS 2000?Answer. BYPASS 2000™ is a bypass protein feed supplement that provides high performance ruminant animals the additional balance of essential amino acids, chelated minerals, and antioxidants its system requires to grow. BYPASS 2000™ is the first product to focus on providing a bypass protein package to a ruminant animal. You see other protein feed supplements that are fed to all types of animals. Premier Nutrition focused on the specific needs of ruminant animals and developed BYPASS 2000™ for the specific purpose of giving the feeder an additional nutritional tool to ensure their ruminant animals express their maximum genetic potential.
What does the term bypass protein mean?
Answer. Bypass protein is also called rumen escape or undegradable protein. It is the portion of the protein from a feedstuff (corn, soybean meal, blood meal, etc.) that escapes from being broken down or digested in the rumen by microbes (bacteria, protozoa, etc.). This portion of the protein is then digested in the small intestine much like in single stomach animals such as swine or poultry
Why is it important to avoid letting this bypass protein be broken down in the rumen stomach?
Answer. What these little microbes do is take different protein feedstuffs, break them down, and make their own proteins. Thus, many of the high quality proteins fed are broken down in the rumen and repackaged by these little microbes. This isn’t all bad, but it is very inefficient. Anything we can do to provide the animals with a source of protein that escapes from being digested by this microbial population in the rumen and actually make it to the small intestine where it is broken down, is very beneficial for all ruminant animals. This is the reason many companies have invested millions of dollars to come up with different ways to coat proteins so they will escape from being digested in the rumen stomach.
What are the main benefits of bypass protein?
Answer. The main benefit of bypass protein is essential amino acids are metabolized in the small intestine instead of the rumen, thereby providing a source of essential amino acids for production, in the case of show animals, muscle synthesis. Anything you can do to get natural proteins past the rumen into the small intestine is very beneficial to the animal. Once the protein makes it to the small intestine, then it can be better utilized for protein synthesis.
When is feeding bypass protein desirable?
It has been documented that bypass proteins are only beneficial when the animal's requirement for protein (amino acids) is not being met. Research suggests that at least three situations exist where bypass proteins could have an impact on the performance of a ruminant animal.
Situation One. The first situation where feeding bypass protein has been shown to be beneficial is to young, growing, ruminant animals during the growing phase of the feeding period. With rapid growth, young animals must deposit a large portion of the protein they eat to support lean muscle tissue accretion or development. A young, growing, ruminant animal will have a daily lean body growth very similar to that of a finishing ruminant animal (on full feed), yet only consume half the amount of feed. Obviously, the protein requirement per unit of feed is higher for the young growing animal. Also, the higher the growth rate relative to body size and feed intake, the higher the protein requirement. Thus, research has clearly demonstrated the benefits of feeding bypass protein to young growing animals to improve animal performance and muscle development. If you are pushing your animals early to make them bigger framed so you can compete with the bigger animals later, then bypass proteins could be beneficial.
Situation Two. The second situation where bypass proteins have been shown to have a benefit is when they are fed to stressed animals (shipping stress, hauling out every week, extreme fluctuations in weather). Supplementing BYPASS 2000™ to a complete ration should supply increased percentages of energy, minerals and vitamins, as well as protein, in view of the reduced intakes normally observed in stressed animals.
Situation Three. The last situation is during the holding phase when animals are being offered a restricted diet in an attempt to limit growth late in the feeding cycle. The bypass proteins contained in BYPASS 2000™ should help provide the protein the animal needs to maintain muscle shape and development by helping to reduce muscle protein breakdown.
What is in BYPASS 2000™ that makes it unique?
Answer. BYPASS 2000™ contains a balance of highly digestible rumen by-pass protein sources that supply the animal a proper ratio of by-pass amino acids to help assure maximal muscle expression is achieved. BYPASS 2000™ is fortified with the most scientifically balanced anti-oxidant package currently available in a product of this kind. Clearly, an essential component of any supplement formulated for high-performance animals.
How should BYPASS 2000™ be fed?
Answer. BYPASS 2000™ should be fed as a top dress to animals already being fed a complete diet. In terms of what type of complete diet to use will depend upon the complete feed offered by your local feed dealers.
You mentioned that BYPASS 2000™ uses a unique blend of bypass protein sources. What are they?
Answer. BYPASS 2000 contains a unique blend of 4 bypass proteins. It contains both fishmeal and spray dried bloodmeal which have a very high quality protein because they are high in lysine, methionine, and some of the other essential amino acids. It also contains Brewer’s dried grains, and processed soybean meal. This provides for a unique blend of bypass proteins that supply the correct ratio of amino acids to the small intestine. You must remember that lean tissue requires a different profile of essential and nonessential amino acids than other proteins. When animal proteins are used (high bypass proteins) a larger supply of the correct essential amino acids is delivered to the site of metabolism, thus allowing for optimal protein synthesis and muscle growth.
BYPASS 2000™ does not contain any low quality bypass proteins such as meat and bone meal or feathermeal.
I have some friends that use BYPASS 2000™ when their lambs go off feed. Why?
Answer. This is one of the most common comments we hear about the product. BYPASS 2000 has a palatability-enhancing ingredient contained for just this purpose. Based upon feed back from our customers, regardless of whether it is a show lamb, calve, goat or breeding animal, ruminant animals love the taste of BYPASS 2000!
What are typical results you can expect to see by using BYPASS 2000™?
Answer. Research data supports that ingredients in BYPASS 2000™ help promote*:
- better muscle development
- better feed conversion (requires less feed to produce a pound of weight gain)
- better bloom by improving muscle development
- better digestion
- better feed intakes
- better immune function (improves the overall health of an animal when hauling frequently to jackpot shows)
- reduces muscle breakdown (maintains muscle mass and shape when holding or limit feeding animals)
- better growth during growing phase of feeding cycle.
Answer. BYPASS 2000™ is very beneficial for animals being restricted on intake and thus, need additional nutrients. The high nutrient fortification in BYPASS 2000™ allows for proper nutrient intake when a complete feed diet is fed on a restricted basis. The unique blend of protein sources, minerals, and antioxidants utilized in BYPASS 2000™ helps to aid in maintaining existing muscle shape and development.
Is BYPASS 2000™ natural and safe and is there a withdrawal period?
Answer. BYPASS 2000™ is an all natural product that is perfectly safe to feed to all classes of animals. It contains NO drugs and there is NO withdrawal period prior to slaughter.
What is the cost to feed BYPASS 2000™ per head per day?
Answer. $0.35/day based upon ½ ounce serving per head per day.
Is there a BYPASS™ 2000 distributor near me?
Answer. Please click on the distributor link below.
Recommended feeding allowances:
- Growing lambs 1/2 ounce per day
- Holding lambs 1 ounce per day
- Growing calves 1 ounce per day
- Holding calves 2 ounce per day
- Growing goats ½ ounce per day
- Holding goats one ounce per day
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