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Innovations in Cattle Feeding: The Buffalo Feeders’ Approach to Nutrition with DFM, Vitamins, and Ionophores

In the cattle industry, the old saying holds true that the quality of what goes into cattle directly impacts what we get out of them. Being a leader of innovation in the sector, Buffalo Feeders has continually showcased expert management in integrating scientifically backed nutritional additives like Direct-Fed Microbials (DFMs), essential vitamins A and E, and ionophores in cattle feed, creating results that are a confirmation of a group effort focused on optimizing health and productivity.

Let’s investigate the diverse benefits of these key nutritional components and understand why they are an important foundation of Buffalo Feeders’ ration development and approach to cattle feeding.

DFMs: Setting a Foundation of Robust Health

One of the core elements of the Buffalo Feeders’ nutritional program is Direct-Fed Microbials. Here’s how they benefit cattle:

  • Digestive Harmony: DFMs promote a balanced gut flora, improving nutrient absorption and fostering a healthy digestive system.
  • Boosted Immunity: A fortified gut microbiome leads to an improved immune system, enhancing the cattle’s ability to fend off diseases.

The Vital Role of Vitamins A and E

Buffalo Feeders recognizes that vitamins are pivotal in ensuring the overall health of the cattle, and here is how vitamins A and E contribute:

  • Vitamin A: Vitamin A is necessary for proper bone formation, growth, energy metabolism (glucose synthesis) and skin and hoof tissue maintenance, as well as vision. It facilitates healthy growth and reproductive processes, laying down a foundation for a thriving herd.
  • Vitamin E: Beyond its potent antioxidant properties, vitamin E plays a critical role in enhancing the immune response of cattle. Vitamin E is involved with the control of nerves, muscles, and senses. Contraction of muscles allowing movement, heartbeat, rumen, and lung function, are all influenced by vitamin E. Excretion of manure, growth, feed conversion efficiency, and reproduction are also affected.

Ionophores: A Catalyst for Efficiency

Buffalo Feeders leverages the multifaceted benefits of ionophores to facilitate better growth and health of the cattle:

  • Elevated Feed Efficiency: Ionophores help in modifying the rumen fermentation patterns, enabling cattle to derive more nutrients from the feed.
  • Disease Control: It assists in controlling coccidiosis, promoting better health and reduced susceptibility to intestinal tract diseases including bloat and acidosis.

Buffalo Feeders: Leading with Expert Management

What sets Buffalo Feeders apart is the expert management that navigates the precise integration of these additives into cattle feed, an approach characterized by the following pillars:

  • Research-Backed Approaches: The management continually engages in research to hone the feed formulations, ensuring they are both nutritious and beneficial for the cattle.
  • Sustainability: The integration of these nutrients aligns with Buffalo Feeders’ commitment to sustainable production practices, emphasizing healthy growth while minimizing environmental impact.
  • Tailored Nutritional Plans: Recognizing that one size doesn’t fit all, the expert team crafts tailored nutritional plans to meet the unique needs of different herds, optimizing results at every stage.

We have another blog here, that may interest you, where we explain in further detail the benefits of our custom cattle feeding approach.


Buffalo Feeders focus on the health and wellbeing of each animal and its tradition of innovation, merging tried and tested wisdom with scientific insights to create cattle feeding programs that promise superior health and productivity. It is not just about fostering healthier herds but modeling a future where the cattle industry marries efficiency with sustainability, nurturing livestock in environments that resonate with both the cattle producer on the ranch and the consumer in the city.

Join us as we continue to trail blaze in the sector, defining new standards of excellence in cattle nutrition, best practices in herd health and wellbeing, and sustainability.

September 14, 2023
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