CALCIUM SOAP OF LONG CHAIN FATTY ACID

Due to high requirement of energy to produce more milk and to recover from birthing (needed to get the animal to lactate), there is a need to provide a diet of highly intense energy feed. In addition to this, ruminants have a very specific digestive system that does not tolerate the presence of oil (triglycerides + glycerol) in the 1 st stomach or rumen. And hence this energy feed must be able to stay inert to be digested in the later part of the system.

The CaLCFA is one such product made especially for such a purpose. It is categorized as a rumen bypass fat even though technically, it is more of a soap as its name implies. The CaLCFA is made by combining long chain fatty acids with a calcium source resulting in a soap that will stay inert in the rumen. Because its main structure consists of fatty acids (which essentially is unattached triglycerides) - the main ingredient in an oil or fat that is converted to energy, the CaLCFA once broken up in the acidic 4th stomach, allows the fatty acids to be digested and converted into energy. The fatty acid types in our CaLCFA are of the long chain types which are similar to the ones found in cow’s milk and have been proven to be conducive to the well-being of lactating animals

Advantages

  • Dairy industry's most tested and reliable ruminant fat source
  • Cheap energy supplement (Fat contains approx 2.25 times as much energy as 1 kg of carbohydrates)
  • Increased milk yields of up to 2-3 litres daily per cow
  • Increased milk fat content
  • Improves health and reproductive performance
  • Highly digestible
  • High in C16 Palmitic acid
  • Non-hydrogenated
  • Made of vegetable oils and calcium
  • Superior handling characteristics
  • Decreases risk of acidosis

Specification

Standard
Fat content 84%
Ash content 13%
Moisture 3%
Fatty Acid Composition
Short chain saturated
C12:0 Laurie 0.2%
C14:0 Myristic 1.2%
Long chain saturated saturated
O 6:0 Palmitic 47%
O 8:0 Stearic 5%
Long chainunsaturated
0 8:1 Oleic 38%
C18:2 Linoleic 8%
Calcium 9%
Appearance • Light yellow-brownish granules
• Free Flowing
Taste/Smell Bland with a slight but not unpleasant acidic nose
Digestion efficiency 95%
Ne 5.9 Mcal/kg
ME 7.1 Mcal/kg
UFL 3.3 UFL7kg

Dosage recommendations

Medium yielder of 5000-7000 litres - dairy cows 300 - 500 gm per day
High yielder of more than 7000 litres - dairy cows 500 - 1000 gm per day
Lactating ewes and goats 100 - 150 gm per day
Young animals Up to 3% of feed intake

Notwithstanding the above, as a rule of thumb, the dosage should contribute to a total maximum of 7% fat of the weight of the dry matter consumed. For example if dairy dry matter consumed is 20kg. Fat content derived from dry matter is 600gm (normally about 3%). Max CaLCFA to be fed would be 4% or 800gm.