In the last five years, probiotic research and the understanding of the role of micro-organisms in the function of both humans and farm animals has increased dramatically.
There are strong movements worldwide to reduce the reliance on antibiotics being used in our feed-producing animals, primarily due to the dangers of microbial resistance.
According to an estimate by the World Health Organization, the number of deaths caused by some resistant strains of bacteria exceeded the combined number of deaths caused by influenza, HIV, and traffic accidents.
Already the European Union and America (as of January 2017) have changed the laws around the use of antibiotics in farmed animals. The NZ vet association also has this very much in their sights. They intend to phase out the use of antibiotics by 2030 and achieve the same result as the EU.
One of the most significant impacts we will see on NZ farmers is with the blanket dry cow therapy for mastitis. We are very passionate about at Probiotic Revolution as we believe that probiotics provide a healthier alternative by building the strength of the immune system of our animals and naturally increasing growth and production.
“21st-century probiotics will successfully rival traditional drugs on the pharmaceutical market, especially those used for disease.”
-Valery V Smirnov
Probiotics are defined as live micro-organisms that provide health benefits when consumed.
The constant challenge with intensive dairy farming is efficient feed utilization and feed conversion. At the probiotic revolution, we are not just seeking solutions to health issues – we are also using probiotics to improve significantly feed conversion efficiency. We want to improve profitability as well as herd health.