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SCHAUMANN ENERGY VITAL – for improved fertility of cows

As an expansion of the SCHAUMANN-ENERGY-range SCHAUMANN ENERGY VITAL is an energy supply for cows which improves the supplement  of Omega-3 fatty acids in rations rich in maize silage and to increase their levels in the small intestine. SCHAUMANN ENERGY VITAL ist based on palm oil and linseed oil acts positive on fertilisation.


Studies reveal that embryo mortality is an increasingly common cause of the steady decline in pregnancy rates.

It is estimated that up to 40% of the embryos within dies of the first 28 days after insemination, much of it until 21 Day. Almost every second Embryo loss is due to luteal failure. That means the corpus luteum is not generating enough progesterone, to maintain the pregnancy.


The information contained in SCHAUMANN VITAL ENERGY omega-3 fatty acids stimulate the growth of the corpus luteum and thereby induce an increased formation of progesterone. The formation of prostaglandins is reduced, improving the nutrition and implantation of the embryo and thus increases its survival rate.


The meaning of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids for pregnancy


Omega-6 fatty acids, including linoleic acid, are building blocks of prostaglandin. This hormone causes the uterus to contract both during and after parturition, and is therefore responsible for cleaning the uterus out.

However, prostaglandins like PGF2α can have a detrimental effect, particularly in the early stages of pregnancy. PGF2α has the effect of suppressing progesterone, which is formed by the corpus luteum and maintains the pregnancy. If blood progesterone levels are too low, PGF2α is not suppressed. It causes the corpus luteum to regress and terminates the developing pregnancy. The embryo dies.


The ration of  Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids in feed


Omega-3 fatty acids such as linoleic acid increase the size of the corpus luteum, which then produces more progesterone and suppresses PGF2α formation. Different feedstuffs contain very different quantities of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Young grass, for example, and silage made from it, contain omega-3 and omega-6 in a ratio of between 2 and 3:1. This means that around half the fat in the grass can consist of omega-3 fatty acids.


On the other hand, silo maize contains seven times as much omega-6 as omega-3 fatty acids. Most common concentrate components also have much higher levels of omega-6 than omega-3 fatty acids. Very high levels of omega-6 fatty acids are also present in soya and sunflower oil.


Therefore, the higher the proportion of maize silage in the ration, the lower the levels of omega-3 fatty acids. The opposite applies to grass and grass silage in the ration.


The meaning of Omega-3 fatty acids for digestion


However, the most important aspect is not what goes into the rumen but what comes out. The rumen bacteria harden the unsaturated fatty acids so that only a small proportion of the omega-3 fatty acids originally taken in find their way to the small intestine. The small intestine will only receive a significant supply if the animals are fed large quantities of grass products.


To improve the supply of omega-3 fatty acids in rations rich in maize silage and to increase their levels in the small intestine, we have developed SCHAUMANN ENERGY VITAL. With 17% omega-3 fatty acids in protected form, Schaumann Energy Vital not only delivers energy but also more of the high-value fatty acids straight to the small intestine. The size of the corpus luteum increases, it produces more progesterone and therefore suppresses the prostaglandin PGF2α.


The result: the embryo survival rate improves and the cow’s reproductive performance increases. SCHAUMANN ENERGY VITAL is used for at least 4-5 months after the transit phase or at the start of lactation, at a rate of 300 g per cow per day.


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