Hay Nutrition Injection
Boost Protein, Energy, Vitamins and Minerals
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BalePlus™ Forage Injection System's ProteinPlus™ Formula, fed with cellulose (grasses, straw, stalks, any roughage) contains all the elements necessary to promote the production of ammonia through ruminant microbial conversion of energy, proteins and non-protein nitrogen (BalePlus™ formula) and volatile fatty acids (VTA) from the treated baled foraged.
Further microbial action converts the VFA and the ammonia to bacterial protein. The result is that additional usable protein is produced than existed in the participating materials. The 4 stage bovine rumen is designed to convert feed for optimum use-particularly protein. Our engineering goal was to design a formula which promoted maximum efficiency of the bovine digestive system.
Energy to promote the activity of the bacteria, protozoa and anaerobic fungi in the rumen is provided by the molasses and what exists in the cellulose (forage). The remainder of that energy, vitamins and minerals goes directly to feeding the cellular furnaces, which keep the cows warmer in cold weather and promote more and better milk production.
Urea was previously thought to be only a waste product created during protein metabolism and destined for secretion (Houpt, 1959). However, researchers have since discovered that ruminant animals use urea in digestion. Ruminants use urea for protein synthesis and to trap ammonia. Functional urea is made in the liver and transferred to the rumen through the blood (Houpt, 1959).
As the urea enters the rumenal tissue, it comes into contact with urease formed by bacteria in the epithelium. The urea is hydrolyzed into ammonia and carbon dioxide. The acidity of the rumen (pH 6-7) attracts the ammonia and converts it to an amonium ion. This hydrolysis of ammonia increases the acidity of the rumen and, consequently, causes more ammonia to enter the rumen (Owens and Zinn, 1988).
Microorganisms use ammonia as their primary nitrogen source (Allison, 1965). They can get the ammonia from urea hydrolysis, degradation of both dietary protein and compounds containing non-protein nitrogen (NPN), or degradation of microbial crude protein (MCP) (Merchen, 1988; Owens and Zinn, 1988). Ammonia is either used by the microbes or absorbed by passive diffusion through the rumen wall and taken to the omasum. The degree of absorption corresponds positively to the pH and NH 3 concentration of the rumen (Merchen, 1988).
Volatile fatty acids (VFA) produced by microorganisms during fermentation are a principle source of the carbon needed in metabolism. Microbes make these acids from glucose broken down from cellulose (Ferguson, 1985). VFA move continuously from the rumen by absorption. This removal occurs through the use of a concentration gradient that exists between epithelial cells and the blood. It is vital for the maintenance of a stable pH in the rumen. The rate of absorption of VFA increases as the pH of the epithelial cells facing into the rumen decreases (Merchen, 1988).
Free choice water and minerals should always be made available when feeding. To date, ALL BalePlus™ customers tell us they are well-satisfied with the performance of our system and that the are getting savings upwards of 25+% and better weight gain and reproduction.
BalePlus™ ProteinPlus™ Concentrate Works to Produce Maximum Feed Value from Poor hay and Non-traditional Forage
"most severe one-year drought on record".
"There's a net pull to the South for all of the Midwest hay, ... so that the price has been ratcheting up proportionately as supplies in the market pipeline diminish.'
"As we start to look into the winter, and we're still in a drought and there's not a lot of rainfall, unfortunately those prices are going to increase' along with demand."
Mother Nature keeps us on our toes trying to get good hay in the barn for cold weather feeding. Now, most of us have to fight drought, too, all year round. Do we just sell out, or find a way to fight back and win the “feed wars?”
- Did you spend a fortune fertilizing your fields only to see it evaporate for lack of rain?
- Do you have old hay left over, didn’t make good hay this season and can’t afford to import the high priced bales from hundreds of miles away?
- Maybe you are blessed enough to have less-than-good hay, but supplemental feeds are eating away at your profits?
- Do you have access to wheat straw, corn stalks, rice hay or other non traditional forages? Cows don’t like them, but, in desperation, will “eat at them.”
If any of the above describes your situation, please read on. Help is on the way-guaranteed! Yes. Money-back guaranteed.
Turning Lemons Into Lemonade.
You already know how to make lemonade. You can do the same with old or poor forages for your cows.
How?...with our patented hay injection system that turns unpalatable forages into "sweet bales".
Our molasses-based, protein-rich formulas, when injected into any bale, create appetizing, nutritious feed for your cattle. We invented the first formulas in 1987 and have improved them continuously.
Hundreds of cattle operators have found BalePlus™ evens the odds and gives you and your cows a fighting chance to survive and thrive.
The BalePlus™ hay injection system is the only product out there to give you control over your feed problems.
It’s simple, effective and saves you time, labor and money.
One Operator. One Tractor. Load-Inject-Deliver. Easy. Fast.
We designed tractor mounted injectors which combine moving and injecting hay. You can treat hay on-the-go and feed it immediately, or store it for later.
We also offer an inexpensive, 12 volt, portable injector.
Our formulas mix with water, and because of our exclusive bio-surfactant, the nutrients stay in the bale, unlike liquid feeds for lick tanks. (We tried that, first.)
You control how much protein and energy you put into each bale, and because we use molasses, aromas and flavorings attractive to cows, they do what they love to do, chew and cud on forage-- any forage-guaranteed. (Free choice water and minerals should always be made available when feeding.)
We have learned a lot over the years in this business and would love to hear about your specific situation and share with you our secrets that have made BalePlus™ the 'system of choice' for hundreds of customers in 47 states.
Take a look at our injectors and formulas and give us a call. (706) 889-5990 or email us
You can win the cattle feed war.