Skylar Nutrition Works to Improve Dairy Production and Dairy Producers’ Bottom Line

Published on Thu, 09/19/2019 - 12:35pm

Skylar Nutrition Works to Improve Dairy Production and Dairy Producers’ Bottom Line

By Steve Weisman

For dairy producers, animal health is of the utmost importance, but there are so many options on the market. At times, it can become overwhelming trying to decide what products to use. Skylar Nutrition ( located in Rushville, IL, has over 50 years of research and development centered around animal health and nutrition. Skylar Nutrition products offer natural, non-medicated solutions to help dairy herds perform.   They use natural ingredients that are based on research driven and farm proven results, focusing on complete and balanced nutrition without the use of anti-biotics or medicines. The products are further enhanced with a focus on palatability and high-digestibility to entice consumption and increase performance.

In this day and age, producers and consumers alike are concerned with what dairy animals ingest. Skylar Nutrition’s focus is on natural, cost-effective solutions that are fortified with balanced nutrition and ingredients that help to promote gut health while warding off negative effects of environmental factors. The use of natural plant extracts and other additives not only keep animals healthy and growing, but also offers consumers and producers with products that reflect on this focus.   Many of which have even been granted organic certification.  

A few solutions for cattle and other rumens include the following:
• SKY-HIGH ENERGY – a natural non-medicated source of readily absorbed nutrients combined with the hydrating power of an advanced electrolyte formula. Helps stimulate newborn and weak calves, along with natural plant fibers that reduce scours.
• RUMEN RESQUE – an all-in-one high-quality nutritional source that provides critical hydration, natural immunity boosters, probiotics, key vitamins, minerals, as well as highly digestible proteins and fats that promote vibrance and energy. RUMEN RESQUE is especially useful for weak or newborn animals.
• SKY-ELECTROLIFE – a unique hydrating electrolyte formula that may be added to drinking water or feed. SKY-ELECTROLIFE contains a full spectrum of nutrition that gets the animals revived and energized promoting vibrancy in times of stress and weakness.
The newest of Skylar’s cattle product line is SKY-GEST, which came on the market in late 2018. The purpose of Sky-Gest is to focus on the digestive health and critical nutrients of the animals, insuring that every bit of feed is utilized, and all the benefits of nutrition maximized.   Positive results from its use by animals include increased appetite, improved feed efficiency, improved energy utilization, reduced mortality and enhanced growth. All at a very cost-effective price for the producer.   

SKY-GEST contains a broad-spectrum of live microorganisms and prebiotics that improves gut health and builds up the animal’s natural immunities. The digestive efficiencies of SKY-GEST are further enhanced with a high-level formulation of active enzymes and coenzymes that promote increased hydrolyzation of proteins, cellulose, carbohydrates and fats. Increased hydrolyzation ensures the animal maximizes energy and nutrient utilization especially during times of enhanced growth, stress or reduced consumption. SKY-GEST is all-natural and can be used for anti-biotic free operations to enhance production without the worry of negative environmental effects being introduced.

Skylar Nutrition, formally known as SkyLabs Ltd, has a long history of innovation in the field of animal nutrition.    Sky-Gest is just the latest product to offer Anti-Biotic Free solutions for producers.   From its very beginning, Skylar has sought to provide cost-effective, reliable answers for thriving animals, especially for those seeking new opportunities to reduce the need for antibiotics and other medications.

For more information, or to find a supplier near you, visit or call 1-800-637-8590.