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BROWN RICE: Why Natural Whole Grains are Good for Dogs

 

Brown rice is a natural whole grain. It provides your dog with essential vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, and amino acids. It is also a great source of fibre.

 

There are so many benefits to including brown rice as your dog’s source of fibre. By slowing down transit time, fibre helps to keep your dog feeling full for longer.

 

 

A diet high in fibre is also a great nutritional strategy for controlling your dog’s body weight. By keeping your dog a healthy body weight, you’re preventing her from getting diseases like diabetes. You’re also making sure that her joints stay healthy, so she can enjoy pain-free walks with you and her dog friends too.

 

Having a high-quality fibre source is very important to your dog’s gut health.

 

Have you heard of prebiotics?

 

Prebiotics are foods that are typically high in fibre that acts as food for the microflora in your gut.

 

 

Fibre can act as a prebiotic and increase the number of health-promoting microbiota in the gut, including lactobacilli and bifidobacteria.

 

There are other benefits to including brown rice in Norman’s Naturals as well.

Did you know that brown rice is a source of methionine and cysteine (amino acids important to your dog’s heart health?)

 

There’s another important reason for including healthy fibre in your dog’s diet. That’s right: high-quality fibre can reduce the incidence of diarrhea.

 

 

Whether your dog loves dashing through the snow, playing with friends at doggy daycare, or leaping through hoops at agility class, Norman’s Naturals will give them the energy they need to make every day their best day.

 


~Guest Contributor, Alyssa Foulkes

Alyssa is a local dog trainer based in Guelph, Ontario. 

 

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Bio-Ag Winter 2020 Newsletter

Winter 2020 Newsletter

 

Welcome to our winter 2020 newsletter! If this is your first time please enjoy various articles written by the staff here at Bio-Ag Consultants & Distributors.  Every quarter we bring you new and exciting content about industry trends, agricultural events and more.  We always welcome comments from our readers and even provide ad space when available.  If you want to receive an emailed copy or paper copy please call our office and our call takers will be happy to put you on our mailing list!  For all other inquiries please click here:

 

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Inside this issue:

  • From the President
  • Guest Article: Ruth Knight - Entering the time of reflection
  • Upcoming Monthly Specials
  • Dates to Remember
  • 2021 January Seminar Announcement
  • Bio-Ag's new Loyalty Program
  • Product Updates: Equine Ecstasy & PCAI Bio-Lac
  • Employee Years of Service
  • Recipe of the Season: Braised Leeks with Parmesan

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Bio-Ag Fall 2020 Newsletter

Fall 2020 Newsletter

 

Welcome to our fall 2020 newsletter! If this is your first time please enjoy various articles written by the staff here at Bio-Ag Consultants & Distributors.  Every quarter we bring you new and exciting content about industry trends, agricultural events and more.  We always welcome comments from our readers and even provide ad space when available.  If you want to receive an emailed copy or paper copy please call our office and our call takers will be happy to put you on our mailing list!  For all other inquiries please click here:

 

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Inside this issue:
  • From the President
  • Guest Article: Ruth Knight on Reminders for fall Soil Testing and Cover Crops
  • Upcoming Monthly Specials
  • Dates to Remember
  • 2021 January Seminar Announcement
  • Kathrine's Korner: Fertility Problem Solving for the Dairy Herd
  • Recipe of the Season: Mini Zucchini Pizzas

 

Happy Reading!

 

NEWSLETTER

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Bio-Ag Summer 2020 Newsletter

Summer Newsletter 2020!

Welcome to our latest summer newsletter! If this is your first time please enjoy various articles written by the staff here at Bio-Ag Consultants & Distributors.  Every quarter we bring you new and exciting content about industry trends, agricultural events and more.  We always welcome comments from our readers and even provide ad space when available.  If you want to receive an emailed copy or paper copy please call our office and our call takers will be happy to put you on our mailing list!  For all other inquiries please click here:

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Inside this issue:

  • From the President
  • Guest Article: Ruth Knight on 2020 Crop Season
  • Greenwood Clinic Updates
  • Upcoming Monthly Specials
  • Dates to Remember
  • Customer Appreciation Day Announcement
  • Updated AR Policy
  • Recipe Corner: Refrigerator Bars

 

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NEWSLETTER

 

 

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May Special - Bio-Ag Custom Forage Prduct

Bio-Ag Custom Forage Product

PCAI Bio-Lac/Dried Seaweed Meal/Sugar

Get 5% Off for the Month of May

 

To control ensiling temperatures, reduce nutrient loss and produce sweet smelling, palatable forages, Bio-Ag offers a premium custom forage blend that your animals will love.

 

Bio-Lac helps to support the gut microflora.

 

Dried Seaweed Meal promotes a healthy immune system.

 

Organic Sugar increases the amount of fermentable substrate which helps the lactic acid bacteria in Bio-Lac to promote the reduction of the pH quickly.  This leads to better lactic acid fermentation.

 

We recommend this product for baleage, haylage, and corn silage.

 

At Bio-Ag we can get your forages tested to ensure you are providing your cattle with the highest quality feed

 

Gathering Forage Samples

  • Use a bale corer
  • Gather from 8-10 different bales or areas of the field when loading loose into wagons
  • Place samples into a clean pail and mix together to make a composite sample
  • Fill a 500ml-1 L plastic bag of the composite mix and clearly label - ask your bio-ag dealer for our pre-labelled baggies
  • Freeze wet samples; keep dry hay at room temperature

 

Looking for more readings on why forages are an important part of your cattle's diet?

 

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Seaweed News

Exciting Results for Seaweed in Poultry Feed!

 

Our partners at Ocean Harvest have recently completed a study with the University of Guelph showing positive results for OceanFeed Poultry blend seaweed.

 

You can read more about the study here

 

Pick up your bag of poultry specific dried seaweed meal at our office today OR place your order now!

 

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Poultry Seaweed Update

 

Product Update - OceanFeed Poultry

 

Exciting news from our partners, Ocean Harvest Technologies!! Place your order here!


Ocean Harvest Technologies has just completed a dosing trial with broilers at the University of Guelph and preliminary results have been very positive. Here is a summary of the findings:

 

In starter phase, OFP at 0.5% OFP inclusion improved body weight (BW), body weight gain (BWG) and Feed conversion ratio (FCR). Response to OFP in the grower phase was similar to the starter phase with improvements in average daily feed intake (ADFI), BWG and FCR. In the finisher phase, only BWG was improved.

  • Overall (d 0-42), final BW (d 42) of birds fed the control plus 0.5, was heavier than those fed the Control diet by 166 grams.
  • Overall, birds fed 0.5% OFP had 2.2% better FCR relative to the control birds.
  • Birds fed 0.5% OFP had 9.2% higher breast yield relative to the control birds.
  • Mortality was reduced in birds fed the OFP diet compared to controls (1.4 vs 3.2%)
  • Due to improved performance and survival rate, OceanFeedTM Poultry provided a return of investment of 108%

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