BioStart Ruminant is a prebiotic digestion enhancer specially formulated for sheep and cattle to give stock a boost at important times such as weaning and feed change.

Ruminant aids in maintaining efficient rumen function through periods of stress such as weaning, transport and feed change by improving feed utilisation and nutrient conversion, animal health and production.


Maintain the right balance of rumen microbes

A healthy rumen is home to billions of micro-organisms, including a wide range of bacteria, protozoa and fungi, which all have a role to play. Stock rely on rumen microbes to efficiently convert pasture and other fibrous feeds into nutrients for animal milk and meat production.

Reduce the effect of stress

Like humans the effects of stress can lead to adverse metabolic changes in stock effecting their health, appetite, immune system and productivity. The populations of microbes in the rumen are greatly affected by the type and quality of feed an animal is eating, the stress that the animal is under and the use of antibiotics and de-wormers. If the populations of microbes are out of balance then the animal’s rumen function will be suboptimal and digestive efficiency will decline.

Laboratory test shows Ruminant  boosts beneficial rumen bacteria

Laboratory tests show Ruminant boosts the growth of three strains of beneficial bacteria by >25% including Lactobacillus bacteria, which live throughout the digestive tract.

Ruminant Ingredients

Ruminant is made from the fermentation of specially-selected beneficial bacteria (Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium animalis, Streptococcus thermophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Enterococcus faecium, and Propionibacterium freudenreichii) prebiotics, vitamins, minerals and trace elements to stimulate microbial activity in the rumen.

Benefits of Ruminant

  • Helps optimise rumen function
  • Helps increase rumen fermentation and efficiency
  • Reduces “digestive stress” from feed change and heavy
  • grain feeding, climatic stress, mating and transport
  • Improves animal production
  • Improves animal well-being
  • Ruminant is non-viable (not live); it’s efficacy is not effected by heat, air or digestive acids Nil withholding period

Ruminant SDS