F1 Novatan - Improving the Efficiency of Protein Metabolism

Natural: F1 Novatan improves protein valorisation of the diet in a novel manner.

F1 Novatan is a natural and alternative solution made with essential oils and trace elements. Its action increases the zootechnical performances of dairy cows by improving the use of the proteins of the diet. By limiting nitrogenous waste ad methane production, F1 Novatan helps to preserve the environment.

More milk

More milk

An average increase of 1.5 litres per cow per day.

More milk protein

More milk protein

Less ammonia production and more intestinal protein.

Reduction of urea concentration in milk

Reduction of urea concentration in milk

F1 Novatan increases the quantity of by-pass protein.

Control of metabolic disorders

Control of metabolic disorders.

Improved digestive function and digestive comfort.


F1 Novatan benefits from all of the expertise of Techna in terms of essential oils for ruminants.

It acts to increase intestinal protein and to optimise rumen function.


  • More milk and more protein.
  • Reduction of urea concentration in the milk.
  • Control of metabolic disorders.


F1 Novatan has been acclaimed by users in many countries.

It benefits from:

  • An evaluation of the active principles conducted in collaboration with INRA.
  • Expertise mastered by Techna for over 15 years.
  • An INPI patent.

F1 Novatan improves the animal's digestive function and increases milk production.


The active principles of F1 Novatan have a targeted action on the ruminal population.

This action is two-fold:

  • Firstly, it stimulates microbial protein synthesis.
  • Secondly, it increases the quantity of by-pass proteins.
F1 Novatan rumen action


F1 Novatan therefore ensures improved valorisation of proteins of all the diet by limiting waste in the form of ammonia.

Furthermore, the quantity of intestinal protein is greater. With F1 Novatan, ruminal pH is better controlled; the digestive comfort of the animal is improved.

  • F1 Novatan reduces ammonia production by up to 40%*
  • F1 Novatan increases the quantity of intestinal protein by up to 35%.*
    Source: Techna

Proven Profitability

In The Diet

F1 Novatan acts on all the components of the diet, even on the forages.

Numerous trials have proven it: tested in different types of diet, F1 Novatan significantly improves the performances of dairy cows (1.5 liter on average) and helps to control metabolic disorders.

In The Feed

When used to optimise the formulation, F1 Novatan is the ideal solution for obtaining top-quality feeds at a lower cost.

  • Consequence: improved profitability.

More milk and more protein with F1 Novatan (litres):

Increased milk production trail results - research environment
Increased milk production trail results - commercial dairy ewes

Feeding F1 Novatan

There is a great body of evidence supporting the negative effects of high blood and milk urea saturation caused primarily by the absorption of ammonia through the rumen wall into the blood stream.

This is made worse when the diet is supplemented with high concentrations of ERDP (effective rumen degradable protein)(fermentable protein) from sources like spring grass and rapeseed meal.

This can be offset by buffer feeding a low protein rumen conditioning balancing feed mix.

In the mid 1980's Professor David Leaver published work from trials at the Crichton college farm near Dumfries, showing the benefits of slowing the passage of feeds through the rumen using chopped old low protein hay and molasses.

Since then we have seen that low protein high fibre forages like Whole Crop, Maize silage and straw are great ingredients to buffer feeding.

If the dietary protein levels cannot be offset by enough or no buffer feed it is important to adopt the following strategy.

> Feed a low protein compound feed in the parlour / robot.

> Feed an inclusion of F1 Novatan, This product is proven to improve protein utilisation and reduce the urea loading thereby: -

  • Enhancing milk yield (Meta-analysis = 1.2 Litres).
  • Increase milk protein yield.
  • Reduce carbon footprint.
  • Reduced ERDP by between 5% and 8% in favour of microbial protein.
  • Improve fertility (up to 10%) by reducing blood urea loading.
Dairy cows feeding on TMR Dairy cows feeding on grass

Usage Instructions & Advice

Available in powder form, F1 Novatan can be used:

  • By incorporating it into feed, after optimisation of the formulation or ration.
  • By top feeding.

F1 Novatan usually takes between 15 and 30 days to take full effect.

Feed F1 Yeast. This has been shown to reduce acidosis and improve cellulolytic bacteria thereby supporting a better butterfat and yield.

F1 Yeast works even better with buffered diets.

Dairy cows feeding on TMR

F1 Natural Novatan

F1 Natural Novatan is the organic version of F1 Novatan.

Gain all of the benefits of F1 Novatan, but with a fully organic-approved formula. F1 Natural Novatan uses an organic wheat feed base.

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