Bioparametrics and Biopara-milk

Bioparametrics is a new method of analysing forages to predict their true feed potential.

The Bioparametrics analysis predicts the ME value by measuring
the extent of carbohydrate and protein fermentation after 36 hours, thereby offering a more realistic assessment of feed potential.

A Bioparametrics analysis gives a better estimate of M.E. but also shows the Microbial Growth Potential (MGP) and the level of ACTIVE FIBRE in the forage.

These characters not only indicate forage quality but can be used to predict how that forage will be utilised in the rumen.

Bioparametrics also measures how long each food component stays in the rumen before it starts to be digested (the lag time) and rates at which this digestion occurs.
This cannot be done using conventional feed models.

Biopara-milk is a new concept in formulating cow rations.

Conventional feed models predict how much feed a cow will eat on a daily basis.
Biopara-milk estimates how much food is being digested by the rumen ten times per hour.

In the Biopara-milk ration forage takes priority.

The Biopara-milk model automatically incorporates the Bioparametric silage analysis into programme when formulating rations. With an improved estimate of ME, measurement of Active Fibre levels, lag times and digestion rates a much more efficient cow ration can be constructed.

The Biopara-milk ration aims for a balanced rumen environment.

Dry matter intake and animal performance are largely controlled by how fast dietary fibre is digested in the rumen. The rumen environment must encourage this to happen by ensuring the microbes present can work efficiently. For this to happen, the rumen needs to be at the right pH with enough energy and protein available in a balanced supply. These conditions must be maintained for as long as possible during each day to allow the animals to realise their genetic potential for milk production and live-weight gain.

Biopara-milk is about feeding ruminants correctly