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DKC Innovation

Research and development of new products, systems, and technologies applied to the dairy industry. Some of the areas we work on:

· Gut health
· Antimicrobial resistance
· Bioinformatics
· Biofilms
· On-farm decision support models
· Feed additives

DKC Research

The cross-disciplinary DKC team offers research management services at every project phase:

· Concept evaluation
· Experimental design
· Planning
· Project execution
· Statistical analysis
· Report elaboration
· Knowledge dissemination

DKC Communication

At the DKC, we offer copywriting services for the dairy industry including:

· Content Marketing
· Technical Writing
· Scientific Writing
· Translation


Innovation is the main core value at the DKC. Working with an extensive network of external collaborators, leading scholars, and partners, we explore ideas that will transform the dairy industry of tomorrow.

Research reviews, metanalyses, meeting abstracts, scientific articles, and books are the main information dissemination methods.

Effects of Feeding Exogenous Fibrolytic Enzymes to Dairy Cows

DKC Research Report: Effects of Feeding Exogenous Fibrolytic Enzymes to Dairy Cows

Mounting feed costs and consumer concerns about the use of growth promoters and antibiotics in livestock production, provide ample incentive to revisit and refine the use of enzyme additives in ruminant diets.The objective in this report is to review research trials that evaluated the effectiveness of fibrolytic enzymes feed additives on dairy cows’ intake, milk yield and milk composition, feed efficiency, and body reserves. Performance data were obtained from 28 scientific articles published between 1999 and 2016, which studied the effects of dietary addition of fibrolytic enzyme products on the performance of lactating dairy cows). It included 32 trials and 109 treatments conducted on research stations and commercial dairy farms.


  • Dairy Knowledge Center, LLC
  • 2301 Research Park Way, Suite 221
  • Brookings, South Dakota, 57006
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  • Phone: (605) 690 8122