Rumensin® — Adding more profit to the bottom line
Improves feed efficiency and prevents and controls coccidiosis in feedlot cattle
Since 1976, cattle producers have relied on Rumensin to improve feed efficiency and prevent and control coccidiosis. And for 40 years, Rumensin has demonstrated proven results and continuous innovation, adding more profit potential to the bottom line.
Rumensin is a cost-effective feed additive that improves feed efficiency by providing more energy from the ration.1 Research demonstrates that Rumensin improves feed efficiency by 4 percent and provides a net return of $23.13/hd.2
For the prevention and control of coccidiosis, Rumensin is the most potent feed ingredient available3 that kills coccidiosis parasites at three different stages in the life cycle instead of merely slowing their development.4 It's more efficacious at lower doses compared to other ionophores.3
Coccidiosis declines in commercial feedyards since Rumensin introduction
Rumensin was first cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for feedlot cattle in 1975 to improve feed efficiency. Throughout 1976, cattle feeders started adopting Rumensin in their commercial feedyards and found the prevalence of coccidiosis started to decline. At that time, coccidiosis was one of the most detrimental diseases, with estimated costs averaging $54.25/infected animal5.
From 1974 to 1982, the annual death loss from coccidiosis in Kansas and Nebraska feedlots dropped from 55–60 deaths/100,000 cattle to fewer than five deaths/100,000 cattle over the eight-year period—a 92 percent reduction5. As seen in the table below, coccidiosis has declined in feedlots since the introduction of Rumensin.
Improves gain, all while preventing and controlling coccidiosis in grazing cattle
For only pennies per head per day, you can sell heavier stocker and background cattle
Rumensin is a proven management tool that optimizes your investment by improving cattle weight gain, even as quality of forage changes from year to year.6 For pennies per head per day, Rumensin delivers 20 lbs or more per head of additional selling weight during a 100-day grazing period.6
The only ionophore approved for mature beef cows
Rumensin improves feed efficiency in beef cows, reducing their feed requirements 5 to 10 percent while maintaining body weight with no negative impacts on reproductive performance.7 Rumensin also improves average daily gain in replacement heifers, resulting in fewer days to first estrus—which can result in improved lifetime productivity.8
Rumensin for coccidiosis in cattle
For the prevention and control of coccidiosis, Rumensin is the most potent feed ingredient available that kills coccidia parasites at three different stages of development9,10 instead of merely slowing their development. In addition, it’s a more efficacious coccidiostat at lower doses compared to other ionophores.8