Sodium Acid Carbonate

The use of sodium bicarbonate in a balanced cattle diet helps to buffer saliva’s function, helping to avoid acidosis by reducing the risk of a drop in rumen pH. Optimal rumen performance is essential to maximize the performance of the animals as well as the efficient use of inexpensive feed. Rumen functioning can be impaired by feeding grains, acid silage, finely chopped or starchy foods, which in turn can lead to poor digestion, reduced food intake and reduced fat content.