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The scoop on VFD

As the January 1, 2017 deadline for the implementation of the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) nears, veterinarians, producers and feed mills begin the transition to new compliance rules. Good news for ShowBloom customers, the all-natural supplement can still be fed to all species with no additional documentation needed.   In short, VFD will help regulate that all medications in feed and those that are water-soluble will require producers and feeder to have a signed form by a veterinarian familiar with their operation. Producers will work with their veterinarian to complete the form which includes: the producer’s name and address, the …

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Start your calves off RIGHT!

All across the country, barns back in full swing after the summer show season. Whether you are still gearing up for a state fair, on the hunt for next year’s show calf or somewhere in-between, one thing is for certain—you need to take the ShowBloom Challenge.   The ShowBloom Challenge is simple – just feed ShowBloom for 90 days and you’ll see the “bloom” of good nutritional health and achieve their full potential. We guarantee you will see the results ShowBloom has been producing since 1983. Once those 90 days are up, you will want to continue feeding ShowBloom through …

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Feature Dealer Friday–AgCentral COOP

Trying to find a dealer that carries ShowBloom? Check in every other Friday for a featured dealer! This week we’re highlighting AgCentral Coop- largest regional Coop network in the state of Tennessee. All 9 locations can sell ShowBloom! Stop in and pick up a bag today! 920 Congress Pkwy N Athens, TN 37303 423-745-0443 Not in TN? Take advantage of our limited time offer of $5 shipping per bag online or check out our store locator for more locations!

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The BGY Advantage

What Does The BGY Advantage Mean To You? BGY is our shortened version of saying “Brewer’s Grain Yeast” – the main proprietary ingredient of ShowBloom. Brewer’s yeast produced from brewer’s grain during the beer brewing process is a highly sought after unique yeast source for food and feed application. It is a unique single cell organism from the Saccharomyces Cerevisiae group used by breweries to ferment the raw beer and convert carbohydrates from the grains to alcohol and carbon dioxide. During fermentation, the yeast absorbs many beneficial nutrients from the grain, including several essential minerals in a natural form that …

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Gut Health

By Dr. Angela Mays, PhD I recently attended a conference focused on gut health in production animals. Gut health is something the average person spends little time thinking about or considering, but as an animal scientist, specifically one working with brewer’s yeast and ruminants, this is an area of great interest for me. If the animal’s “gut” is not healthy, the animal is not at peak health nor is its feed-to-gain ratio as efficient as it could be. The word “gut” is a general term often used to describe an animal’s digestive system. In ruminants such as cattle, sheep and goats, …

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New Look, Same Great Product

By Kathleen Schubert As I talk to customers, I have learned some are worried the new ShowBloom bag design is the result of a change in the product. The truth is: ShowBloom didn’t change – just the bag! ShowBloom has had the same formulation since its inception more than 30 years ago. Emmert believes in using the same quality ingredients that have always made our product a leader in the supplement industry. But, after serious consideration and deliberation we felt the ShowBloom brand could benefit from a bag with more visual appeal and “shelf pop.” Some customers’ questions were sparked …

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Valuable Minerals In Brewer’s Yeast

By Dr. Angela Mays, PhD Similar to the vitamins already discussed in Show & Tell’s Brewer’s Yeast series, brewer’s yeast is also a natural source of minerals. Unlike vitamins, which are considered organic in that they are made by plants and animals, minerals are considered inorganic. Minerals are also separated into two categories; macro and trace. Macrominerals are needed in larger amounts versus trace minerals, which are only required in small amounts. Brewer’s yeast is a source of calcium, phosphorus and potassium, all of which are considered macrominerals. Trace minerals found in Emmert’s brewer’s yeast include copper, zinc and selenium. …

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The Importance Of B Vitamins

By Dr. Angela Mays, PhD Brewer’s yeast is a natural source of high-quality protein, minerals and vitamins, specifically the B vitamins. As a natural source of B vitamins, brewer’s yeast is often supplemented in human and animal diets. Since The F.L. Emmert Company uses brewer’s yeast in all of our products, B vitamins are naturally available to all livestock and pets consuming them. What’s so important about B vitamins? B vitamins are important in cell metabolism, such as the breakdown of carbohydrates. They provide the body with energy from the food that was eaten. By breaking down carbohydrates into glucose, …

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Vitamins in Brewer’s Yeast

By Dr. Angela Mays, PhD As the previous post in the Brewer’s Yeast Series mentioned, brewer’s yeast is a natural source of vitamins. More specifically it contains vitamins A, D, E and the B vitamins. Vitamins are essential in the diet and ensure the body functions properly and in a healthy way. Vitamins are separated into two categories: fat soluble and water soluble. Vitamins A, D, E and K are considered fat soluble, while the B vitamins are considered water soluble. The B vitamins will be discussed more in a future post, while this post will focus more on the …

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What Is Saccharomyces Cerevisiae?

By Dr. Angela Mays, PhD Saccharomyces cerevisiae, also known as brewer’s or baker’s yeast, is a specific species of yeast and perhaps the most functional in its use in winemaking, baking, and brewing. Technically, the translation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae is “sugar fungus.” The yeast ferments sugars into ethanol, which in turn provides the alcohol content in beverages such as wine and beer. It is found naturally growing on the skin of grapes and fruit and can also be grown in a laboratory setting. In fact, S. cerevisiae is one of the most intensely studied organisms in cell and molecular biology …

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