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Bunker silo truck-tire sidewalls … food for thought

MONTREAL, QuebecNov. 13, 2015PRLog — Meeting the lifelong nutritional and water requirements of livestock is imperative to maintaining their health and satisfactory performance, from the neonatal stage, through growing, finishing, breeding and, in the case of dairy cows, at various stages of lactation.

As essential as an adequate diet is, the need for a more than ample water supply – both quantitatively and qualitatively – must not be overlooked. If livestock fail to drink enough safe water every day, intake of feed will drop, production will fall and the livestock producer will lose money.

According to experts at Texas A & M University, optimal diets require acceptable intakes of amino acids, carbohydrates, fatty acids, minerals, and vitamins through a supplementation program that corrects deficiencies in basal diets (e.g., milk replacers for calves, available forage and silage for ruminants). Taking it one step further, dietary supplementation with certain nutrients (e.g., arginine, glutamine, zinc, and conjugated linoleic acid) have been shown to regulate gene expression and key metabolic pathways to improve fertility, pregnancy outcome, immune function, neonatal survival and growth, feed efficiency, and meat quality.

The correct balance of protein, energy, vitamins and all nutritionally important minerals is necessary to the creation of a dietary regimen that is both productive and fiscally feasible. Meeting this goal will require both fundamental and applied research. Once the formula has been determined, stringently preserving its quality and safety becomes vitally important.

It is widely acknowledged that the best long-term silage storage choice is a bunker silo maintained with reinforced coverage to prevent aerobic contamination. Holding down silage covers to eliminate the infiltration of air is best achieved with truck-tire sidewalls as they provide greater coverage and safety and reduce both packing and labor.

Danny Nadler, president and CEO of Tire Sidewall Depot, carries a full line of sidewalls for bunker silos. He has been successfully serving the agricultural industry since 1995 by filling the need for safer, more efficient and sanitary bunker silo coverage. His 100% nylon, bias ply truck-tire sidewalls and aircraft tire rings are user- and environmentally friendly, cost effective and cleaner alternatives to heavy, burdensome whole tires often used for this purpose. And, with Danny’s vast knowledge of the industry and several strategically located facilities across the continent, Tire Sidewall Depot delivers across the nation. For additional information, visit www.tiresidewalldepot.com or call Danny Nadler toll-free at 1-888-581-5488.

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