How do I apply the product to the feed?

Choose from several options for feeding the product. Option one: Dilute the product with enough water to provide good coverage, and then spray or sprinkle it over feed or roughage in the bunk at feeding time. Option two: Spray the diluted product on grain or protein as it is fed into a feed mixer or grinder, or spray the diluted product on pelletized feed. (Always apply the diluted Biobase Rumen after the feed is mixed or the pellets are formed if these processes generate extreme heat (greater than 110 degrees F.). Option three: Mix Biobase Rumen in the drinking water, and we recommend that the watering system has some way to periodically agitate or stir the water so the product is uniformly distributed and does not settle out. Option four: Apply a temporary high dosage of the product as an oral drench (in the mouth) to animals that are sick or under stress.

How many head will a gallon treat?

The application rate depends on the species, condition and weight of the animals. For heavy cattle (over 400 pounds), a gallon of Biobase Rumen will feed about 40 head for a month at the 3 cc per head per day rate. Also, a gallon will treat about 120-130 sheep or goats for a month at the 1 cc per head per day rate.

How can such a small amount of product have an impact?

The main biological components in Biobase Rumen are enzymes, which are catalysts for chemical reactions that are not consumed or altered by the reaction. The enzymes in Biobase Rumen multiply the beneficial microorganisms in the rumen that promote digestion and nutrient absorption. Given that the enzymes are not altered as they promote beneficial biological life, the enzymes continue to work as they move through the digestive tract of the animal. So, we only need to maintain a small presence of the enzymes in the digestive tract to have a positive impact on the biological life within the ruminant animals.

Are there any live bacteria or other cultures in the product?

No, there are no living cultures in Biobase Rumen. The enzymes and other probiotic compounds in Biobase Rumen are produced from a fermentation of Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Proprionibacterium Freudenreichii live cultures, but these live cultures are not present in Biobase Rumen.

Do the animals need a withdrawal period after feeding on the product?

No, Biobase Rumen does not contain any live cultures or drugs, and all of the ingredients are natural. So, the product is completely non-toxic to humans and livestock when used as recommended, and a withdrawal period is not required after feeding Biobase Rumen.

Does the product require special storage or handling?

The enzymes in Biobase Rumen will start to break down under extreme temperatures, so make sure the containers are tightly sealed at all times and stored in areas that do not freeze or exceed 110 degrees F. If Biobase Rumen is stored under these conditions, the product should remain fully effective for at least two years.

After a few months of storage, there is a small layer of sediment or residue in the bottom of my Biobase Rumen container. Is the product still effective?

The trace elements and other ingredients in Biobase Rumen may settle out of solution after some time in storage, and this is the sediment on the bottom of the container. To return these elements to the solution, vigorously shake the jug for several seconds before use. If using Biobase Rumen in 30 gallon drums, tip the drum on edge and shake it, or place the drum on its side and roll it on the ground to agitate the contents. In our warehouse, we use a stir attached to an electric drill to agitate the product in the drums. After the product has been thoroughly agitated, the sediment will return to the solution, and the product will remain to be fully effective.

For More Information

For more information on Chandler Biobase Rumen, call (309) 659-7773 or e-mail info@midwestbio-tech.com.