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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 brewers yeast, quality protein, vitamins and minerals will improve your support your animal’s digestion and 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 made from food-grade brewers yeast that helps feed the bacteria in the gut, helping to support feed efficiency and fiber digestion. 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 will help to support your animal in reaching its full genetic potential.

ShowBloom supplies high levels of fresh brewers yeast to your animal’s digestive system. Once in the digestive system, brewers yeast balances and feeds bacteria while helping to produce enzymes necessary for efficient digestion and support overall condition of your animal.

ShowBloom is formulated with F.L. Emmert’s proprietary, high-quality brewers yeast supplement, BGY, a research-proven supplement to support optimal feed intake and efficiency in animals. In ShowBloom, we balance BGY with additional essential vitamins and energy sources to help support animals in reaching their full genetic potential. Over the years, ShowBloom has been an important component of many successful animal’s lives!

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.

 

HOW LONG SHOULD I FEED SHOWBLOOM TO SEE RESULTS?

We recommend feeding ShowBloom as part of the starter or creep ration. ShowBloom is most effective if fed year-round and, if preparing your animal for show, for best results, start feeding no less than 90 days prior to the start of the show.

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.

You can also purchase ShowBloom on our website!

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 with added vitamins and won’t harm your animals, even if overfed.

IS THERE A WITHDRAWAL PERIOD AFTER FEEDING SHOWBLOOM?

There should be 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 brewers yeast.

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?

The shelf-life of ShowBloom is 18 months from date of manufacture if stored in a cool, dry place. You can find that date on a little white sticker on every package of ShowBloom. It consists of eight digits (e.g., SB022417) and the last six digits represents the date the product was manufactured.

WHAT IS BREWERS YEAST?

Brewers 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 BREWERS YEAST A BENEFICIAL INGREDIENT IN ANIMAL FEED?

Brewers yeast is highly palatable, supplies a variety of natural minerals and is loaded with highly digestible protein and vitamins. Once in the digestive system, brewers yeast balances and feeds bacteria which help support efficient digestion in the gut.

Emmert products, including ShowBloom, are made with fresh brewers yeast dried by an exclusive process. This method of drying preserves nutrients and supplies yeast in a form that is highly available to animals.

BESIDES BREWERS YEAST, WHAT ELSE IS IN SHOWBLOOM?

In addition to fresh brewers yeast, ShowBloom contains vitamins A, C, D and E and cane molasses. There are no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives in ShowBloom.

  • 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.

ShowBloom also contains B-complex vitamins, including thiamin, riboflavin, pyridoxine, pantothenic acid, choline, biotin, niacin and folic acid 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 of 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 support odor control 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. 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. 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 made from fresh food grade brewers yeast that contains an excellent profile of naturally occurring vitamins and  amino acids.

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.