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Can Microlife® be used with other common feed additives

MicroLife® microbials have been trial and field tested with various feed additives which include vaccines, coccidiostats and feed added nutrients.


Are there feed ingredients that should NOT be mixed with Direct Fed Microbials?

Yes. As live microorganisms, in vivo combination with anti-microbial additives can neutralize or reduce beneficial effects and is not recommended unless under advisement of a Nutritionist or other animal health professional.


How do MicroLife® Direct Fed Microbials survive the feed pellitizing process?

MicroLife® probiotics are uniquely produced via a proprietary freeze drying process and are not subjected to spray drying. Our lyophilization (freeze-drying) process uniquely insures delivery of 100% viable spores and provides more consistent and effective microbial concentration levels by delivering fully protected non-vegetative organisms to the animal. Lyophilization is the same preservation process used most often in the pharmaceutical industry.

Assays Shows Bacillus Survive Pelleting “ The recovery of viable probiotic cell count for all Microlife L Bacillus licheniformis samples was more than 100%. These results demonstrated spore survivability of the heat pelletizing process and supported DFM performance results in the field. ” - Osprey Biotechnics


How are MicroLife® Direct Fed Microbials Different?

There are many things that make Direct Fed Microbials different from each other. · Our proprietary strains are selected to enhance GIT microflora and composition. Our industrial microbiologists identify the most highly active strain to deliver the desired outcomes. · MicroLife® probiotics are freeze dried which uniquely insures delivery of 100% viable spores which provides more consistent and effective microbial concentration levels. · MicroLife® is available in highly concentrated cfu/g (colony forming units per gram) which provides more room for feed nutrient customization and better outcomes.


Are MicroLife® DFM's approved for organic chickens?

Yes. The product Microlife L and Microlife S are both OMRI approved. Microlife’s two components include the microbials and the carrier, Calcium Carbonate. The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) supports organic integrity by providing organic certifiers, growers, manufacturers, and suppliers an independent review of products intended for use in certified organic production, handling, and processing. For more information visit www.omri.org


I have used DFM's in the past not sure if it works or did not get results?

Specific strains produce unique metabolites, inhibitory and immunological agents that can affect GIT micro flora and enhance performance. Processing for commercialization can also affect replication. Our freeze drying process produces 100% stable spores and NO vegetative cells. Stable spores means more productive bacteria for the birds and better results.


What will MicroLife® do?

– In battery trials performed at Southern Poultry Research, MicroLife® L – OBT #1 B. licheniformis provided significant reduction in lesion scores compared to Competitor 1, 2 and BMD. Average mortality was reduced with all feed additives compared to No Feed Additive at significant reduction levels. Microlife OBT#1 Adjusted Feed Conversion was lower than both No Feed Additive and BMD. P<0.10.


I am presently using a lactic DFM. How is your product different?

Microlife products are spores that withstand pelletization with no decrease in viability. Lactic probiotics are vegetative cells that usually deliver approximately 70% viable vegetative cells usually by spray application to feed or liquid delivery. Spores are a more efficient delivery of DFM with the higher rate of stability but are specific to animal.


Is Microlife safe for poultry?

Yes. Trials conducted at Southern Poultry Research tested microbial levels at 3.3 times the recommended feed dose. Both the recommended 3 x 10 5 cfu/g finished feed rate and the elevated levels reduced the NE mortality and NE lesion score to the same level as the BMD group and were significantly lower than the No Feed Additive group with no significant difference in mortality.


How long have you been providing these types of products?

Osprey Biotechnics has a 50 Year history of Innovation in Microbiology. Our experience began in the production of food cultures in 1963 when we were known as were known as Microlife Technics. Microlife Technics was the primary producer of beneficial cultures for dairy & meat industries. Osprey Biotechnics was incorporated in 1990. Our food industry experience set the foundation for our extremely high quality control standards.


 
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