Premium Feed Supplements
All SweetPro products are better because of balance. There is no single silver bullet in our supplements. We focus on balance and strategic blends. You, the producer, provide the bulk ingredients locally – the forage, the grains or other concentrates. We add the supplement that makes it all work better together.
SweetPro started developing this nutritional technology back in 1991 when Bob Thornberg, SweetPro’s president, created a way to stabilize the by-products of ethanol by combining Dried Distiller’s Grains Solubles and Condensed Distiller’s Solubles into a solid block. This has produced an excellent carrier for the vitamin and mineral package that animals need for optimum health.
The wet mash by-product from ethanol plants is an excellent feed source for feed lots and cattle operations in close proximity to the ethanol plants. One cannot economically transport this product more than about 70 miles from the ethanol plants because it spoils quickly and has a high content of water.
With our patented process we can deliver a stable product (18 month shelf life) anywhere in the United States and Canada.
Three Keys to SweetPro’s Success
Our supplements perform better because of:
- Organic Complexed Minerals (generically called chelated)
- ProBiotein (our proprietary blend additive)
- Distillers Solubles and Distillers Dried Grains as a carrier
Organic Complexed Minerals
Our trace mineral program stresses organic complexes for maximum bioavailability. If minerals don’t get into the bloodstream, they’re going out the waste stream. Linking the metal ion to a protein or other organic carrier assures that the mineral has the best chance of being absorbed via digestive pathways. It’s also less likely to get tied up (complexed) with other substances which pass through undigested.
When metal ions are in the blood they can do their job providing building blocks for growth and better health. Immune function is enhanced and the animal has better tools to fight off sickness. Nothing cuts into profitability like sickness and nothing cuts down sickness like a good quality mineral program.
ProBiotein - SweetPro's Golden Nugget
SweetPro’s ProBiotein consists of:
- Prebiotic Oligosaccharides feed the beneficial Probiotic Bacteria
- A Digestive Enzyme Array
- Yeast cultured on a media of Wheat, Oats, Barley Malt & Flax
- Enzymes – Amylolytic, Fibrinolytic, Proteolytic
The ProBiotein blend is stabilized in a manner which optimizes enzymatic values and fermentation metabolites. ProBiotein also broadens the amino acid profile with multiple protein isolates.
We were nothing less than impressed with the results of our replacement heifers last winter on the SweetPro blocks. With only grass hay, KafKandi blocks, and Redmond salt, the heifers came into spring in perfect condition – cycling like crazy. Health throughout the winter was excellent and their performance was right on target. We actually witnessed a reduction in the consumption of hay which significantly reduced our input costs. I think that the chelated minerals and the digestive aids which help the animals utilize lower quality forages are very beneficial. Feeding the tubs every ten days is very convenient and they are also very easy to handle. Having access to the product that has all of these benefits is very exciting in today’s world of agriculture. At this point, I’m very comfortable recommending the SweetPro and Redmond salt combination. It sure has done the job for us. Klint Swanson - Shipwheel Cattle Co - Chinook, MT ★★★★★
Distillers Dried Grains and Distillers Solubles
All of SweetPro’s vitamins, minerals, and digestive enzymes are delivered in a patented solid carrier of distillers grains and solubles. Condensed Distillers Solubles are noted for their protein quality and complex carbohydrate energy values
Digestive improvement from our unique blend of yeast, enzymes, prebiotics, vitamins and minerals helps maintain animal health and reduces costs because feed is digested more efficiently.
University trials have demonstrated that SweetPro improves feed efficiency 25% to 35%. That’s unparalleled among lick blocks. It means you need 25% less feed, or can handle 25% more animals using the same forage area.
With SweetPro, keeping animals healthy has never been easier. SweetPro is high tech nutrition dispensed by a very simple, convenient lick block. Healthy animals net back more profit – period! And when animals get proper nutrients – in the right form – vaccines work better too.