Despite methionine is essential for maximal milk production, unprotected methionine is rapidly and extensively degraded by rumen microorganisms before it passes to the small intestine for absorption. In order to deliver available methionine to ruminant strategies that protect the amino acid from ruminal degradation are needed.
Methionine in Timet® is microencapsulated in a lipid matrix in order to by-pass the rumen and be highly available at intestinal level. Different studies demonstrated that Timet® increased plasma methionine concentrations. Timet® optimizes nitrogen metabolism of the dairy cow and improves milk protein yield.
Timet® if used alone or in combination with Relys® allows to obtain an amino acids balanced ration so to maximize milk and milk solids output.