What is Oligo Essential made of and what are the active components?
What are the modes of action?
How do I know that the results are going to be consistent?
What kind of certifications are associated with the product and its manufacturing?
How is Oligo Essential different than other phytogenics (essential oils)?
Are there any risks of inclusion (toxicity, etc.)?
Will I see any laxative effects? What will I notice in feces quality?
Can I include Oligo Essential with other feed ingredients?
While including Oligo Essential into the diet, can other ingredients be reduced or removed?
Oligo Essential has activity against Eimeria, should I remove my coccidiostat(s)?
How stable are the active components of Oligo Essential? How should it be stored and what is the shelf life?
What is the recommended dosage of Oligo Essential and what species can it be fed to?
Poultry: 1.5kg/MT of feed Swine: 2.0kg/MT of feed
Ruminants: 500g/MT of dry matter intake (5g/10kg of DMI)
Why are the inclusion rates different for different species?
When should Oligo Essential be included in the diet?
When added to parent stock feed rations, in any species, the resulting offspring will be healthier and off to a better start. We have seen that the inclusion of Oligo Essential in broiler breeders has alleviated a water heart issues (caused by vitamin E deficiency) in chicks, as well as heavier piglets with fewer treatments needed when given to sows.
When including in broiler breeder feed, Oligo Essential should be added 3 weeks after the last vaccination.
What are some of the production benefits that I should expect to see?
Broiler Breeders: Increased egg production, increased fertility, increased hatchability, decreased broken/cracked eggs, decreased dirty eggs, better chick performance.
Broilers: Increase in average daily gain, decrease in mortality, decrease in FCR, fewer days to target weight, better uniformity, higher percent yield, better carcass characteristics.
Layers: Better egg laying persistency, decreased cracked/broken eggs, decreased dirty eggs, decreased mortality, richer/darker yolks, longer shelf life.
Sows: Better body condition scores, increased fertility, fewer treatments, increased litter weight, decrease in litter treatments, quicker recovery.
Piglets: Increased weight gain, decreased mortality, better FCRs.
Growers: Increased weight gain, decreased mortality, better FCRs, improved carcass quality, increased yield.
Boars: Better semen quality, increased sperm count, increased semen volume, increased motility.
Dairy cattle: Increased milk production, improved fat content, improved protein content, decreased somatic cell count.
Beef cattle: Improved carcass quality, increased weight gain, improved FCRs, improved digestibility.
Bulls: Better semen quality, increased sperm count, increased semen volume, increased motility.