BAC – North American Research The Alain Forget Dairy Farm

Alain Forget has a large dairy farm in Laval, Quebec. His farm produces some of the highest quality milk in Canada. Alain accepted to trial BAC on his farm in January, 2006. This trial is an ongoing preliminary step towards a formal presentation to the Canadian Agricultural Agency. Read next, three reports presented by Alain Forget on his results obtained to date.

The First Six Months

Note: All statistics collected at the farm and presented in this report are mandated and regulated by the Canadian Agricultural Agency.

Find next, in Alain Forget’s own words, the summary of results after the first six months. Updates will be presented as they become available.


ALAIN FORGET DAIRY FARM
For six months now, The Alain Forget Dairy Farm of Laval has been participating in a research project consisting of administering a special blend of algae to the dairy cows. Find here a synopsis of the farm’s results after 6 months trial.

We have a farm averaging 40kg of Butter Fat per day. We keep our cows free range and feed them the Total Mix Ration (TMR). The 20 cows involved in the trials are pure breed Holstein. Their average production before the start of the trial was 10,039kg of milk per cow with a Breed Class Average (BCA) of 226 M, 219 Fat, 223 Proteins and somatic cells count (SCC) averaging 84,000 for the previous 12 months.

After six months of trial with BAC their productivity averages have shifted to 10,565kg of milk per cow with a BCA of 248 M, 242 Fat, 236 Proteins and a somatic cells count averaging 70,000 for the six months period. In summary the milk quality and improvement numbers are :

.Production Milk Fat Protein SCC
Pre-trial 10,039kg 226 219 223 84,000
Post Trial 10,565kg 248 242 236 70,000
Differences +526kg +22 +23 +13 -14,000
Improvement 10.5% 10.8% 11.5% 10.6% 8.33%
 


We have also noted signs of better health of the herd and a better emptying of the udder from milking. Previously with these cows in the trial and currently with the cows not involved in the trial, the udder will remain somewhat hard after milking while on the cows using BAC the udder is nice and soft.

These results represent only six months of trial feeding BAC to the cows. I have learned that there is never smoke without fire. I believe that the use of BAC increases the health of the cow’s udder, its total health and the health of the herd.

 

Alain Forget,
Owner, Alain Forget Dairy Farm,
Laval, Quebec, Canada



The Next Six Months

 

Note: All statistics collected at the farm and presented in this report are mandated and regulated by the Canadian Agricultural Agency.

Find next, in Alain Forget’s own words, the summary of results after the first twelve months of study. Future updates will be presented as they become available.


ALAIN FORGET DAIRY FARM


Laval, November 2006

 

It has now been nearly 12 months that our farm has been adding the Bio-Algae Concentrates to the daily feed of our Holstein herd. The results of 12 months show the following augmentations; 400kg in milk, 5% in BCA, 4% in fat and 2% in protein.

The trends observed after the first months are now firm and absolute numbers. For uncontrollable reasons we had stopped using BAC during December 2006. We noted a rise in somatic cells count (SCC) from 50,000 to 367,000, and then immediately after resuming the use of BAC, the SCC dropped by 200,000.

Because of this stoppage in the use of BAC in December, our SCC which was running at 84,000 yearly average after the first six months trial has now passed to 95,500 which is still an excellent SCC when compared to the state average of 285,000.

The stoppage in December alone made the SCC avg rise by 20,000 over the expected annual SCC. Removing the use of BAC for one month has demonstrated clearly the positive effects of BAC on the quantitative quality of the udder. Additionally, when not using BAC as in December, we noted a significant increase in the cows’ nervosity, and resulting difficulty when milking them.

All feed parameters are measured monthly for the urea test. These urea tests are generally stable varying from 10.4mg to 12.5mg, which is expected since feeding is generally stable and not changed for the duration of this study. So its stands that the augmentation of the milk quality and volume are of physiological nature.

We observe that the use of BAC appears to benefit many of the cows’ metabolisms which in turn results in higher milk quality, a rise in productivity, and a diminution of the cows’ nervosity during milking. There is also less stimulation required for a fuller emptying of the udder.

We observed a notable decrease in the health of the teat when not using BAC. This same stoppage period resulted in an augmentation of the SCC to 95,500 average, accounted for by a rise of 25,000 SCC/ml during this period.

We will continue the study with BAC while comparing the results keeping into account that the average age of the herd has risen by two months during the year.

We conclude our findings; a healthier teat and udder, easier milking and emptying of the udder, increased productivity, longevity foreseen, and resulting higher profit per cow.”

 

Alain Forget,
President, Alain Forget Dairy Farm,
Laval, Quebec, Canada


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After 24 Months

Now 24 months of testing the Bio-Algae Concentrates with the Holstein herd demonstrates results that are undeniable, not placebic, scientific research. I call that kind of research “the real deal”. The research plan is to proceed another year with this herd before continuing on with the entire herd at this farm. The results of three years will be considered 100% confirmed. Read next in his own words (translated from french) Alain Forget’s report after 24 months.

ALAIN FORGET DAIRY FARM


Laval, October 2007

 

For 24 months our farm has used Bio-Algae Concentrates for the Holstein cows within our larger herd. The following results show increases in milk productivity indexes; 2000kg increase of milk per cow, 12% increase of the Breed Class Average (BCA) for milk, 9.3% increase in butterfat, and 8.6% increase in proteins.

These observed tendencies should increase given the increased health of the teats. We can also quantify this projection when using the leukocyte index of the milk which is decreasing since the beginning of research.

The following results are now evident: the cows’ teats are getting healthier (confirmed by the decreasing leukocyte index), milking is easier given the fact that the cows are calmer, and the cows’ udders empty better. All these factors contribute to the augmentation of the average butterfat percentage.

Feeding parameters are measured each month for the urea test. The urea test results are relatively stable varying between 10.4mg and 12.5mg, which is reasonable given the regular feeding. These cows are fed the usual diet for the duration of this research. Thus we believe the productivity increases are physiological in nature.

In conclusion, it seems that feeding Bio-Algae Concentrates to the cows augments cellular nutrition which returns better milk quality, increased quantity of milk, and diminished nervousness of the cows during milking, which results in a more complete emptying of the udder with less stimulation. We believe these benefits are due to better health of the cows’ brain glands.

We are confident that feeding Bio-Algae Concentrates will augment any farm’s productivity no matter their productivity level, given that we have derived such benefits with our already high performing cows.

We will continue the research with Bio-Algae Concentrates with focus on the index of longevity of the herd. Already in the current year the longevity of the herd has increased 4 months which means that on average each cow will be productive for an additional 4 months. Better teat health, longevity of the cow, and higher profits per cow; these are our conclusive observations so far.

 

Alain Forget,
President, Alain Forget Farm
8270 Blvd. des Mille Isles,
Laval, Quebec, H7A4C6

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After 36 Months

Now after 36 months of testing the Bio-Algae Concentrates with the Holstein herd, we have demonstrated results that are undeniable, not placebic, scientific research. The results after three years can be considered conclusive. Read next a fourth report of the evaluation, as written by Alain Forget owner of the Alain Forget Dairy Farm, 8270 Milles Isles Blvd., Laval, Quebec. This summary includes the productivity markers collected at various intervals over the last 36 months.

ALAIN FORGET DAIRY FARM


Laval, August 2008

 

For 36 months we have been using BAC with a group of cows within our Holstein dairy herd. The results show a 3,000 kg augmentation of milk production over 36 months, a general augmentation of the Breed Class Average (BCA) of 20% for milk, 9.3% in fat and 8.6% in proteins.

These results have earned us the General Herd Performance award from Valacta, the Quebec milk control agency. We have also observed the following results when compared to provincial averages: a gestation interval of 384 days as compared to 426 for the provincial average, milk production of 12,186 kg per year compared to 8,622 kg, 434 kg production of fat versus a provincial average of 329 kg; and protein production of 399 kg as opposed to 278 kg for provincial. Additionally, the longevity of the herd has increased to 42.4 days as compared to 39.4 days for provincial.

During the period, the evaluated herd grew from 22 to 40 lactating cows. The augmentation of the average age of the herd has an influence on the somatic cell count (SCC). We observed our SCC distort by nearly 34% because of two or three cows. With the deviation, the count stands at 235,000, slightly over the provincial average. During the months of March to May, the SCC stood below the provincial average of 110,000, with 105,000 in March, 102,000 in April, and 65,000 in May.

Because of the independently and statistically measured results obtained with our herd, we believe that BAC must affect positively the brain organ hypothalamus responsible for the regulation of all metabolisms of health. We are excited to continue the evaluation with focus on a healthier udder, on increasing the average age and the longevity of the herd, and thus on increasing the profits of the farm.

 

Alain Forget, President,
Alain Forget Dairy Farm
Laval, Quebec, Canada

Read the complete evaluation report with tables and graphical representation of results with comments: BAC on the Farm – North American Research, A Report by Michael Kiriac.

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