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All Natural

Proprietary Blend of Bacteria, Enzymes and Live Yeast Culture

5 Strains of Bacteria (Bugs)

3 Fiber Digestive Enzymes

Live Yeast Culture

Host Specific (from a Cow - For a Cow)

Microencapsulated

Free Nutritional Service

 

1) All Natural

Since the decision of the Food and Agricultural Organisation and the World Health Organisation in Copenhagen to ban antibiotics in feed, new and greener products have been developed as feed additives for all species of animals. This has also been driven by a growing consumer demand for green, sustainable animal production. There is therefore an important question of whether the use of antibiotics in agriculture and livestock production poses a threat to human health. In particular, the worry is that resistant forms of bacteria spread from animals and/or the environment to humans and cause diseases in humans that are either troublesome or impossible to treat because available antibiotic therapies in human medicine are either expensive or impotent.

Performance Probiotics are 100% Natural Products and we believe that for our industry to have a sustainable future, natural feeding systems must be integrated.

2) Proprietary Blend of Bacteria, Enzymes and Live Yeast Culture.

Performance DFM is a proprietary blend of “live”, host specific bacteria, digestive enzymes and live yeast culture, that combine synergistically to increase feed utilization and help control the PH of the rumen. It is not one, but a combination of all 3 of these components that makes Performance Probiotics so effective.

3) Five Strains of Bacteria (Bugs)

 

1) Lactobacillus acidophilus (meaning acid-loving milk-bacterium) is a species in the genus Lactobacillus. L. acidophilus is a homo-fermentative species, fermenting sugars into lactic acid, which grows readily at rather low pH values (below pH 5.0) and has an optimum growth temperature of 30 °C.
L. acidophilus is a lactic acid producing bacteria.
In the rumen, this can lead to more rapid adaptation of the rumen microbes to lactic acid and increase the number of lactic acid utilizing bacteria.
It has been recently shown that L. acidophilus BT1386 is also effective in reducing the number of both acid sensitive and acid resistant E. coli O157:H7 present in rumen fluid.

2) Bifidobacterium Thermophilum is a genus of Gram-positive, non-motile, often branched anaerobic bacteria inhabiting the Gastrointestinal tract and Vagina[1]. Bifidobacteria are one of the major genera of bacteria that make up the gut flora, the bacteria that reside in the colon. Bifidobacteria aid in digestion, are associated with a lower incidence of allergies [2] and also prevent some forms of tumor growth [3].
Before the 1960s, Bifidobacterium species were collectively referred to as "Lactobacillus bifidus".

3) Bifidobacterium Longum is a genus of Gram-positive, non-motile, often branched anaerobic bacteria inhabiting the Gastrointestinal tract and Vagina[1]. Bifidobacteria are one of the major genera of bacteria that make up the gut flora, the bacteria that reside in the colon. Bifidobacteria aid in digestion, are associated with a lower incidence of allergies [2] and also prevent some forms of tumor growth [3].
Before the 1960s, Bifidobacterium species were collectively referred to as "Lactobacillus bifidus".

4) Streptococcus Faecium

5) Bacillus Subtili, known as the hay bacillus or grass bacillus, is a Gram-positive, catalase-positive bacterium commonly found in soil.[3] A member of the genus Bacillus, B. subtilis is rod-shaped, and has the ability to form a tough, protective endospore, allowing the organism to tolerate extreme environmental conditions.


In 1835, the bacterium was originally named Vibrio subtilis by Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg,[7] and renamed Bacillus subtilis by Ferdinand Cohn in 1872.[8] Cultures of B. subtilis were used throughout the 1950s as an alternative medicine due to the immunostimulatory effects of its cell matter, which upon digestion has been found to significantly stimulate broad spectrum immune activity including activation of specific antibody gM, IgG and IgA secretion[9] and release of CpG dinucleotides inducing INF A/Y producing activity of Leukocytes and Cytokines important in the development of cytotoxicity towards tumor cells.[10] It was marketed throughout America and Europe from 1946 as an immunostimulatory aid in the treatment of gut and urinary tract diseases such as Rotavirus,[11] but declined in popularity after the introduction of cheap consumer antibiotics despite causing less chance of allergic reaction and significantly lower toxicity to normal gut flora.
B. subtilis can divide asymmetrically, producing an endospore that is resistant to environmental factors such as heat, acid, and salt, and which can persist in the environment for long periods of time. The endospore is formed at times of nutritional stress, allowing the organism to persist in the environment until conditions become favorable. Prior to the process to produce the spore the bacterium might become motile, through the production of flagella, and also take up DNA from the environment.

4) THREE Fiber Digestive Enzymes

 

 

1) Alpha-Amylase
α-Amylase[citation needed] is the major form of amylase found in humans and other mammals. It is also an enzyme present in seeds which reserves are made of starch, or in fungi (baking yeast for instance). The enzyme cuts alpha-bonds of large sugar molecules.


2) Hemicellulase

Hemicellulase is a mixture of enzymes which can hydrolyze the indigestible components of plant fibers. The supplementation of hemicellulase provides animals with an additional source of nutrition and reduces the bulking effect of fibrous foods. Scientific evidence suggests that carbohydrolytic enzymes, such as hemicellulase, can be useful supplements for digestive support and general nutritional support.

3) Beta-Glucanase

5) Live Yeast Culture

The rumen is very much like its own fermentation chamber.  As ruminants intake forages, starches and proteins, anaerobic communities of bacteria, fungi and protozoa begin the digestion process by breaking down fibers in the feed.  Microbial function may not always be optimal due to the type or quality of fed in a ration.  If the rumen is not optimized, then the ruminant may experience problems such as acidosis, bloat or nitrogen loss. Live yeast can act to shift fermentation and improve rumen efficiency. That is why it is best to feed live yeast.

Saccharomyces cerevisae destroys certain endotoxins produced by pathogenic bacteria, and also acts as a binding site for pathogenic bacteria, prohibiting them from colonizing within the small intestine. It has also shown to increase villi length to increase absorptive areas of the small intestine.

6) Host Specific (From a Cow – For a Cow)

The bacteria used in Performance products has been grown and harvested from a rumen in laboratory conditions. Studies have shown that ‘host specific’ bacteria is significantly more effective in attachment to the rumen lining and also more effective in shredding of pathogenic bacteria in the ‘host’ animal.

7) Microencapsulated

The microencapsulation process allows controlled release and activated in the cow’s rumen through temperature, moisture and acidity. It also permits storage in a wider temperature range of conditions for a longer time period without having to vacuum seal.

8) Free Nutritional Service

Performance is committed to ensuring your animals have optimal health, consistently which in return gives you higher productivity. Our products are backed up by excellent service:

Our field staff are backed up by some of the best nutritionists in Australia and NZ. This knowledge is available to all Performance customers free of charge. Performance offers face to face visits (in your area) with these nutritionists a minimum of twice per year.

We maintain a minimum of 4 visits per year from our field staff and in addition, we are available 7 days a week to give phone support for any nutritional queries you may have.

We conduct ‘monthly’ product deliveries free of charge to your door. We also deliver outside of this time for a small delivery fee.

As a Performance customer, you will have free access to our website login which shares some of the world’s best nutritional and farm management resources.

 

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