Anco FIT – US dairy farms reporting benefits with Anco FIT for milk component yields

Anco FIT was introduced to the US market by ADM last year. US dairy herds, which started to use Anco FIT in their dairy rations are now reporting improvements in butterfat and milk protein yields.

These results are in accordance with results from research and field trials carried out with Anco FIT in lactating dairy cows in the US and Germany. On top of that Anco FIT was also seen to reduce somatic cell counts (SCC) in milk.

Milk components are a key part of the profitability of the dairy farm. In manufactured products such as cheese and powder, the higher the component percentages, the greater the yield of finished product per given amount of milk. It is the right combination of milk components and milk production that will allow the farm to be more profitable.

Production of milk fat and protein can vary a lot from one herd to another. US studies showed that herd average milk protein ranged from 1.57% to 4.66%, with an average of 3.05%. Milk fat ranged from 1.77% to 5.98%, with an average of 3.76% (Penn State Extension 2017). This indicates that many herds are producing components below average for their market and their breed, which presents an opportunity to improve component production and income from milk sales.

How to calculate income from milk components

Click for link to milk price calculator developed by Penn State
Users can calculate their current price, project milk price at various levels of fat and protein, evaluate income over feed cost, and calculate total components shipped, providing a complete picture of the impact milk components and milk yield have on the farm’s gross income.

What is Anco FIT?

Anco FIT is a gut agility activator designed to empower dairy cows to cope with nutritional stress factors in a more efficient way. Anco FIT reduces negative stress reactions such as oxidative stress, inflammation and impairment of rumen fermentation and microbial synthesis in response to nutritional stressors, resulting in better and more consistent milk quality and milk component yields.


Anco FIT is mixed into total mixed rations

International Poultry Production Magazine – gut agility article in April issue

Boosting gut agility for cost-effective poultry nutrition. Anco article in International Poultry Production Magazine

Poultry producers must continuously adapt – respond faster to challenges and drive production and cost-efficiency. In a fast-moving business environment, operational agility becomes key to profitability and success. New nutritional solutions based on the concept of agility help to manage consistency in the cost-effectiveness of diets and are designed to contribute to the operational agility of modern poultry production systems.

With up to 70% of production costs coming from the cost of feed, consistency in the cost-effectiveness of diets is key to profitability. However, nutritional stressors in the diet, such as dietary changes, reduced nutrient digestibility, endotoxins, antinutritional factors and mycotoxins, often throw a spanner in the works of consistency in performance in response to diets.

Depending on the increased presence or absence of those stressors the same diet can differ in cost-effectiveness. These stressors are often not easy to control for the nutritionist and are part of the reality that animals are facing in modern production systems.

Read more
on how gut agility empowers poultry to cope with nutritional stress factors more efficiently in the latest article published by Anco.

Boosting gut agility for cost-effective poultry nutrition by Gwendolyn Jones
International Poultry Production Magazine, April issue.

Anco FIT launch in Chile

At the end of March 2 events were held as part of the Anco FIT launch in Chile. Feed millers, pig and poultry producers from Chile were invited to attend launch events in either Santiago or in Chillan, Chile.

The events were organized by Nutringen, distributor for Anco in Chile. Cristian Dasso, Managing Director from Nutringen comments: “Attendance at both events showed that there was high interest to learn about Anco FIT as a new concept to manage cost-effectiveness of pig and poultry diets through gut agility.”

Marco Nunes, Technical Manager from Anco presented the latest knowledge on practical aspects of corn quality control in animal nutrition, including managing gut agility. This was followed by an introduction to Anco FIT and Anco FIT Poultry from Cliff Hsun, Regional Director Anco Latin.

The Nutringen team invited everybody to network over a glass of cocktail after the event. Alvaro Villarroel, Sales and Marketing Manager at Nutringen was pleased with the outcome and says: ”We had a good turn-out at both events with key players from the pig and poultry industry in Chile expressing their interest in Anco FIT. I look forward to follow up on the interest we received and I am confident that we will be contributing to the cost-effectiveness of diets in Chilean pig and poultry production systems with this new concept.”