Lose Less Calculator
Try out the Lose Less Calculator here.
The Lose Less Calculator shows the additional milk and revenue you could gain by including Promote® I.C.E.® PLUS in your cow diets at the recommended use during heat stress conditions.
How the Calculator Works
Input your farm’s values for number of cows, heat stress duration days, average milk production, current milk price, along with your current heat abatement. The additional milk and revenue are calculated at the bottom in real time so you can test out and view different scenarios. The data for milk loss due to heat stress comes from internal research.
How Promote I.C.E. PLUS Works
Our proven proactive heat stress additive has key ingredients that include an osmolyte. Osmolytes are small organic compounds found in nature that attract water molecules and work with heat shock proteins to protect the cell from damage due to heat stress. They maintain cell hydration in the long term and can be fed to dry cows because they do not affect DCAD diets.
Recommended Use: Promote I.C.E. PLUS should be added to the diet before conditions of heat stress exist and continued through the hot season until nighttime temperatures are consistently below the heat stress threshold.
- Monitor current and historic weather patterns to know when heat is expected
- Add Promote I.C.E. PLUS to rations 10 to 14 days prior to nighttime temperatures greater than 60° F
- Continue feeding until nighttime temperatures are consistently under 60° F
Feeding and Formulation Options:
Promote I.C.E. PLUS Premix designed for production of grain mixes and supplements in feed mill.
- Dairy recommended feeding rate: 0.04 lb./head/day
- Beef recommended feeding rate: 0.03 lb./head/day
Promote I.C.E. PLUS Farm Pack designed to be added to TMR on farm.
- Dairy recommended feeding rate: 0.1 lb./head/day
- Beef recommended feeding rate: 0.75 lb./head/day
Heat in the summer is a given and decreases in milk production and dry matter intake usually follow. But significant losses don’t have to be the norm when you feed Promote I.C.E. PLUS. Have one of team members reach out or contact your local nutritionist or feed mill to learn more.