Advancements in Technology Often Change the Methods we use to Solve Problems
Cow/Calf. Natural Immunotherapy is just such a technology. Natural Immunotherapy is the science that educates the cattle's own immune system to fight viral and bacterial infections. Over the last 35 years, Ramaekers Nutrition has developed patented natural products that educate and enhance immune system function in stressed cattle.
Patented Formulas Provide Technology and Opportunity
Our patented formulas provide the technology and opportunity for newborn and adult ruminants to absorb the equivalent immune information and education found in 6 gallons of colostrum in an easy-to-deliver form. Our field veterinarians use these products as adjunctive and preventative therapy in treatment programs with or without antibiotics.
The key to this approach is to modify the animals' normal response to stress (increased cortisol production) and thus maintain a highly functional & vigilant immune system. Our studies prove that we can reduce the excessive cortisol release (by 42%) brought on by stress using a safe and economical product conveniently delivered at all stages of production.
Cow/Calf: Protect Investment on the Front Side — Decrease Losses on the Backside
Trials repeatedly have shown an improvement in health and vigor that translates to
- Decreased sickness to below 6%
- Decreased death loss to .2-1%
- Increase in weight gain and feed conversion
- Decreased days on feed
- Increased performance ↑efficiency with a 15% improvement
- Increased yield ↑2-3%
- Increased Prime and Choice grades
- For “All Naturals,” Increased Health results in an increased number of cattle “on the program” to receive the all-natural bonus at harvest
In the “all-natural” business of buying single-source, preconditioned cattle, our formulas help control BRD. Since we know that 46% of healthy cattle have Mycoplasma in their respiratory tracts identified via PCR testing, prevention is of the utmost importance. For best results, it is important to put all cattle on the program to maintain health from birth to harvest. Our current plan calls for:
- 2 Phased-Release Immune Primer Bolettes for newborn calves to educate the immune system to 3000+ pathogens
- 1 Stocker/Adult Phased-Release Immune Primer Bolus @ processing or branding
- 2 Stocker/Adult Immune Primer Bolus @ feedlot arrival
This program is an adjunct to proper parasite and vaccination programs. This should help to reduce the normal 12-18% dropout to 5-6% sick.
Note: Calves treated with immunotherapy: 40% recover without antibiotics
Cow/Calf Expenses are as follows:
- 2 Baby Bolettes Phased-Release→ $9.00
- 1 Stocker/Adult Phased-Release stress management→$7.00
- 2 Stocker/Adult Phased-Release boluses at feedlot entry→$14.00
- Normal return on general cattle has been 5-5 ½ times per $1.00 spent and even greater return for “program” cattle +$135.00
Trust Transfer Factor Technology
Trust Transfer Factor Technology to optimize immune system function in your newborns and young calves. While many products use rudimentary single ingredients known to aid immune health, Ramaekers Nutrition delivers the only immune support products harnessing Transfer Factors supported by a unique, patented blend of essential nutrients and powerful nutraceuticals.