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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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ShowBloom NEW pellet length

To All ShowBloom Users, In response to an overwhelming number of requests, we have decided to shorten the length of the ShowBloom pellet (the diameter will remain the same). This will allow for easier mixing and less separation in feeds, and more importantly, greater ease of feeding and consumption by smaller livestock species such as swine, sheep and goats. Rest assured that neither the formulation nor quality of our product has changed. We believe, as many of our customers do, that this simple change will have a positive impact on ShowBloom usage and sales to all species, as well as …

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Generous Donation Kick-Starts New IFEEDER Donor Level

An interview with Wayne Rod, CEO, the F.L. Emmert Company: *As published in Feed & Grain magazine F.L. Emmert Co. made IFEEDER history by giving a $125,000 corporate donation — the largest public donation on record — to IFEEDER. The donation earned Emmert the honor of being the first member of IFEEDER’s Corporate Chairman’s Club, the highest level of giving. Emmert’s CEO Wayne Rod shared why he feels IFEEDER’s mission is so important and why other companies in the feed industry should get involved. Feed & Grain: Why did F.L. Emmert Co. decide to contribute to IFEEDER? Rod: We’ve been …

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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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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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A Broad Look At Brewer’s Yeast

By Dr. Angela Mays, PhD At Emmert, brewer’s yeast is the foundation of who we are and what we do. Our company has been involved in the manufacturing and further processing of co-products from the beer industry for more than a century. Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a single cell organism used in the fermentation process of brewing beer. Our source of brewer’s yeast has undergone a food-grade fermentation process before delivery by the brewery. The final product arrives at our facility as a combination of live liquid yeast and fermentation solubles. During the fermentation process, brewer’s yeast absorbs nutrients and minerals, …

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