Timet® a 55% of rumen-protected microencapsulated DL-Methionine.
Despite methionine being essential for maximum milk production, unprotected methionine is rapidly and extensively degraded by rumen microorganisms before it passes to the small intestine for absorption. To deliver available methionine to ruminants, strategies that protect the amino acid from rumenal degradation are needed.
Timet® is microencapsulated in a lipid matrix to by-pass the rumen and allowing the methionine to be available at intestinal level. Studies have demonstrated that Timet® increases plasma methionine concentrations. Timet® optimizes nitrogen metabolism of the ruminants and may improve milk protein yield.
Timet® if used alone or in combination with Relys® allows for amino acid balanced rations to maximize milk and milk solids output.
Nutritional evaluation of Timet® is available for nutritional software based on the dynamic models (CNCPS and CPM).
The degree of rumen by-pass of Timet® has been certified by independent research institutes applying the in-vivo nylon bags technique and availability in plasma.