Prequel with Omega-6s

Research

The Essential Nutrient for Smooth Starts… let’s take a look at the research that shows why.

Reduced Ketosis

Reduced NEFA Levels After Calving

When Prequel is fed at ¼ lb. for 21 days prior to calving, NEFA levels are significantly reduced in those first critical weeks post-calving.

Prequel NEFA Chart

Prequel   EnerGII

NEFA levels above 800 indicate ketosis

* P<0.01
Adapted from Selberg, et. al., 2004,  University of Florida – Gainesville

Greater Embryo Quantity & Quality

More Fertilized Structures ••

The University of Florida also found a higher percentage of fertilized structures, leading to higher first service conception.

  • 73%
  • 87%
    *

More High Quality Embryos ••

Prequel improves embryo quality by raising the plane of nutrition and health in the pre-fresh period.

  • 51%
  • 73%
    **

* P<0.11 ** P<0.06

Proven Reproductive Gains

Higher First Service Conception ••

Prequel Omega-6s improve early conception and help cows return to cycling faster.

  • 26%
  • 34%

•• Adapted from Santos et al., 2008, University of Florida – Gainesville

Improved Conception Rates •••

While Prequel improves 1st service, there are additional gains to be found by feeding Strata with Omega-3s in early lactation.

  • 28%
  • 35%
  • 39%

••• Adapted from Silvestre, et al., 2008, University of Florida – Gainesville

Peer-Reviewed Research

Fatty Acids and Reproduction

Mattos, et al., University of Florida, Gainesville

Fatty Acids for Fertility

Staples, et al., University of Florida, Gainesville

Immune Response During Transition

Lessard, et al., Dairy and Swine Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Ooocyte Quality & Follicle Development

Bilby, et al., University of Florida, Gainesville

Production & Metabolic Responses to Linoleic Acid

Selberg, et al., University of Florida, Gainesville

Effects of Differential Supplementation of FA (Part 1)

Silvestre, et al., University of Florida, Gainesville

Effects of Differential Supplementation of FA (Part 2)

Silvestre, et al., University of Florida, Gainesville

Prequel Start Guide

Prequel is the best way to add more of the essential omega-6s into your pre-fresh diet to improve transition performance and early conception rates. Check out this simple start guide to see how to get a smooth start with Prequel.

Omega Balancer

See the current omega-6 to omega-3 ratio of your ration and how it compares to recommended ratios.

Next Generation Benefits

Prequel’s impact goes beyond the milk tank! Take a look at the impact that Prequel has had on calf health in utero and improved colostrum with this data captured at dairies and calf ranches.

Quick Guides to Fatty Acids

Fatty acids are the last ‘major nutrient’ category to truly be balanced in dairy cow diets. These Quick Guides are a great place to start to understanding FA roles & rumen biohydrogenation, sources, effects & more!

Quick Guide to Omegas & Immune

Download this handy guide to the basic fatty acids in dairy cow diets and the roles that they play. Learn how these fatty acids flow from the rumen to the small intestine, and the impacts of biohydrogenation on actual fatty acids utilized by the cow.

Strata & rbST: A Tale of Two Impactful Technologies

See how the production gains compare in early lactation and persistent milk response.