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How early should I start feeding ShowBloom?

Start feeding ShowBloom as early as possible. It can be used in the creep feed after weaning, as it offers nutritional benefits not found in regular feed. Start slowly, and after a few weeks follow feeding directions on showbloom.com. If your animal begins to put on too much weight, you are overfeeding calories, not ShowBloom. Cut back on the caloric intake or grain portion of the diet to achieve the body condition you are looking for, but maintain the recommended feeding levels of ShowBloom. The fresh brewer’s yeast, quality protein, vitamins and minerals will improve your animal’s digestion and ensure overall health and well-being.

Should I feed ShowBloom only close to show time, or while they are still growing?

We promote the use of ShowBloom early as an addition to the creep ration. ShowBloom is an all-natural supplement made from food-grade brewer’s yeast. Brewer’s yeast feeds the bacteria in the gut, improving feed efficiency and fiber digestion. This allows the animal to digest at peak efficiency and get more out of the daily ration. It is naturally high in protein and vitamins, especially B complex vitamins. Many customers preparing their animals for the show ring feed ShowBloom from day one, but especially during the 90-day period prior to the show.

What will ShowBloom do for my animals?

When fed daily, the ShowBloom animal will reach its full genetic potential in growth, muscling, hair coat quality and overall performance.

ShowBloom supplies high levels of fresh brewer’s yeast to your animal’s digestive system. Once in the digestive system, brewer’s yeast balances and feeds bacteria while helping to produce enzymes necessary for efficient digestion. ShowBloom helps the digestive system work at peak efficiency, allowing your animal to receive more nutrition not only from ShowBloom, but also from its daily feed. Improved digestion leads to better appetite and feed retention, even during hot weather and stress.

An immediate benefit of improved digestion is increased stamina and resistance to stress. Like star athletes, show animals must meet unique nutritional needs to compete and win in the show circuit. Because ShowBloom animals receive complete nutrition, they have more nutrients available for conversion to energy. This helps animals maintain the “bloom” of complete health.

You’ll also see a dramatic improvement in growth and quality of both coat and hair when you feed ShowBloom. In as few as 30 days, your animal will have thicker, healthier hair with more sheen and deeper, truer coloration. ShowBloom also encourages healthy skin condition with fewer skin problems.

The brewer’s yeast in ShowBloom promotes healthy skin and coat condition by supplying total nutrition. All organisms are born with unique nutritional priorities. As an animal receives nutrition from its feed, its body uses that nutrition in a strict order of priorities. Life-sustaining organs and systems like the heart, lungs, brain and circulatory system receive nutrients first. Because skin and hair receive nutrition last, they are the best indicators of a feed program’s effectiveness. When an animal has shiny hair and a healthy coat and skin, you know its nutritional needs are being met.

Top breeders and exhibitors see outstanding results when they include ShowBloom in their feed programs. ShowBloom helps animals grow to their full genetic potential by providing complete nutrition. You need a feed program that will make the most of your animal’s superior genetics. When you feed ShowBloom as soon as your animal starts eating grain, you can be confident that your animal will reach its full genetic potential.

How long should I feed ShowBloom to see results?

You should see a noticeable difference in overall health after feeding ShowBloom for 30 to 45 days. You’ll see improved hair coat quality, healthier skin and nails and better overall condition. Many ShowBloom users also notice their animals consuming less feed; we believe this is because feed efficiency is increased, which allows animals to receive more nutrition from their regular feed.

We recommend maintaining a control group when evaluating ShowBloom in your feed program. Include ShowBloom in one group’s feed for 30 days, and feed a second group the same ration without ShowBloom. At the end of 30 days, compare the two groups. The ShowBloom group will show visibly improved overall condition.

Can I overfeed ShowBloom?

It’s always best to refer to our recommended feeding rates for each species (Cattle, Horses, Sheep, Goats, Pigs, Rabbits), but we leave the details of feeding up to you. It’s best to use our recommendations as a base and experiment to determine what works best for your animals. ShowBloom is all natural and won’t harm your animals, even if overfed.

Is there a withdrawal period after feeding ShowBloom?

ShowBloom is an all-natural product, which means no withdrawal period or adverse symptoms from discontinuing use. ShowBloom is simply a high-quality source of protein, vitamins and minerals, but its real value comes from fresh brewer’s yeast.

Can our local elevator buy ShowBloom from you a bag or two at a time?

Because we’re just the manufacturers of ShowBloom, we sell primarily to distributors, and distributors pass it on to dealers. Click on “Where to Buy” to find a dealer near you. Many ShowBloom distributors and dealers are also willing to ship to you if the distance is inconvenient.

How much does ShowBloom cost?

Each retail outlet determines the retail cost of ShowBloom. ShowBloom is a very economical supplement. For cattle, at a feeding rate of 8 oz. per head per day, ShowBloom should cost between $0.25 and $0.40. When compared with the other expenses involved in breeding and exhibiting, it’s worth a few cents each day to gain the benefits provided by ShowBloom.

I can’t find an expiration date on the package. How long will ShowBloom last?

ShowBloom is fresh within a year of its manufacture date. You can find that date on a little white sticker on every package of ShowBloom. It consists of six digits (e.g., 071211) and represents the date the product was packaged in our plant.

What is brewer’s yeast?

Brewer’s yeast is a by-product of the beer brewing process. It is a single-cell organism of the group Saccharomyces cerevisiae, used by brewers to ferment raw beer and convert the carbohydrates to alcohol and carbon dioxide. During the fermentation process, the yeast absorbs many nutrients including several essential minerals. The yeast cell itself is almost one half high-quality, single-cell protein with an exceptional amino acid balance, and it contains an abundance of vitamins, especially B complex vitamins.

Why is brewer’s yeast a beneficial ingredient in animal feed?

Brewer’s yeast improves feed efficiency while increasing fiber digestion, is highly palatable, supplies a variety of natural minerals and is loaded with highly digestible protein and vitamins. Once in the digestive system, brewer’s yeast balances and feeds bacteria while helping to produce enzymes necessary for efficient digestion.

Emmert products, including ShowBloom, are made with fresh brewer’s yeast dried by an exclusive process. This method of drying preserves nutrients and supplies yeast in a form that is highly available to animals. Emmert products help the digestive system work at peak efficiency, allowing animals to get more nutrition not only from our products, but also from their daily feed.

Besides brewer’s yeast, what else is in ShowBloom?

In addition to fresh brewer’s yeast, ShowBloom contains brewer’s grain, dried whole whey, vitamins A, C, D and E and cane molasses. There are no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives in ShowBloom.

The brewer’s grain in ShowBloom is an excellent source of high-quality by-pass protein and dietary fiber. Animals easily use by-pass protein because it’s broken down into amino acid components in the small intestine. These amino acids are then absorbed directly into the blood stream. The dietary fiber in brewer’s grain provides the long-stem hemi-cellulose fiber component necessary for efficient fermentation and improved bowel function.

  • Vitamin A is necessary for normal growth, reproduction and maintenance of healthy tissue. It is also essential for vision and general eye health.
  • Vitamin C is necessary for collagen formation and proper functioning of the immune system.
  • Vitamin D is required for calcium and phosphorous absorption, normal mineralization of bones, energy and vitality.
  • Vitamin E is an antioxidant necessary for the uptake and storage of Vitamin A. Vitamin E is also linked to the metabolism of selenium, which prevents white muscle disease.

B complex vitamins, including thiamin, riboflavin, pyridoxine, pantothenic acid, choline, biotin, niacin and folic acid are essential for proper metabolism and are important components of the enzyme systems. ShowBloom supplies high levels of these vitamins in a natural, bio-available form. It’s important to supplement B complex vitamins because they are water-soluble and cannot be stored by animals.

Can I feed ShowBloom for Livestock to my rabbits?

Yes, you may feed regular ShowBloom to rabbits and any other small livestock. Just be sure to use the feeding rate for “Small Livestock” recommended on the package, which is 1 oz. per head per day. Many ShowBloom customers show rabbits alongside large livestock and simply use one product with great success.

Something else to consider: ShowBloom for Rabbits contains both a papaya enzyme and yucca schidigera, neither which are found in ShowBloom for Livestock. Papaya enzymes are an essential part of a rabbit’s diet since they’re instrumental in breaking down hair. Good quality hay and papaya are important factors in maintaining a healthy digestive tract. The other added ingredient, yucca schidigera, helps control odor and the breakdown of ammonia and other noxious gases.

I have been feeding ShowBloom for Rabbits to my guinea pigs with great success. Can I feed ShowBloom for Livestock instead?

Either ShowBloom formula is safe for guinea pigs. Not only does ShowBloom aid weight gain, it also increases milk production in breeding and lactating pigs because of its unique protein availability. You should feed one teaspoon of ShowBloom per day along with daily feed.

Can ShowBloom be fed to poultry?

While we don’t have specific research for poultry, ShowBloom is safe to feed to any animal. It aids digestion, allowing animals to utilize more nutrition from their daily feed. As with any animal raised for meat production, ShowBloom will enhance feed intake, increasing weight and muscle gains. Our recommendation is to start slowly and gradually feed to a level of no more than 2 ounces per day, watching for results to appear at about 30 days.

How should I use ShowBloom for Livestock with horses?

ShowBloom should be fed at the rate of 4-8 ounces per day based on a 1,000-lb. horse. Adjust dosage accordingly for larger or smaller animals. For gestating and lactating mares or horses under stress or hard at work, double the recommended feeding. Mix ShowBloom thoroughly with the grain portion of your horse’s ration.

Will ShowBloom work for draft horses?

ShowBloom works great for draft horses. ShowBloom benefits any feeding program, regardless of whether your horses are heavy workers, broodmares, stallions, or young growing horses. ShowBloom is an all natural, highly digestible supplement made from fresh food grade brewers yeast that contains an excellent profile of naturally occurring vitamins and  amino acids.

ShowBloom has long been known to enhance normal gut function and reduce digestive upsets when fed as part of the daily diet. Improved gut function leads to improved feed efficiency. You’ll see the difference on the outside with visible improvements in hair coat, hoof quality, and an overall better looking and healthier animal. Your horse will feel the difference on the inside.

A half pound per day for the mature animal is all that is needed. Try ShowBloom for sixty days and you’ll see the improvement for yourself.