Hydro-Lac Provides Hydration and Energy Support During Periods of Stress.


Hydro-Lac is a palatable source of blended electrolytes, multiple energy sources, minerals, vitamins, and osmolytes. From this patented technology, Hydro-Lac provides the necessary nutrients to recover from the effects of heat stress, such as dehydration, and help restore animal health for better all-around productivity.

What makes Hydro-Lac the Proven Cattle Hydration Product?

  • Improves dry matter intake
  • Transition cows respond to meet their peak potential
  • Encourages water intake
  • Replenishes electrolyte balance
  • Reduces production losses
  • Enhances production efficiencies
  • DCAD neutral for dry cows
  • Re-establishes positive energy balance
  • Rehydrates during heat and cold stress
  • Thermo-neutral reproductive effects

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Hydro-Lac and Dairy Cattle

Using Hydro-Lac can improve cow performance by helping reduce milk loss due to heat stress, promote more rapid production response post-calving, and encourage feed and water intake to overcome health challenges.

Field results have shown that cows fed Hydro-Lac maintain and drink more water and have positive responses in milk production.

Hydro-Lac and Beef Cattle

Hydro-Lac is specially formulated to provide essential nutrients, electrolytes and sugars necessary to maintain body fluid balance during times of shipping, heat stress, marketing, and livestock shows.

Research has shown that feeding Hydro-Lac prior to shipping cattle to harvest preserves live weight and meat quality. It reduces the negative effects of dehydration and shipping stress common during transportation.

Hydro-Lac App

Let your phone alert you to heat stress events! The Hydro-Lac App is a tool that will help you manage when and how much Hydro-Lac to feed.

Learn More about the Hydro-Lac App!

Hydro-Lac Family Products: Hydro-Flexx and Hydro-Shield.

Hydro-Shield is an all-natural solution to support immune and GI health for cattle during times of critical stress.  Hydro-Shield is a combination of our tested and proven products, Hydro-Lac and Stealth 5®, with an added source of the all-natural botanicals of AroMax™.  Hydro-Shield supports lower GI health of starting/receiving cattle, pre-harvest cattle, and transition cows during times of critical stress where natural pathogen control and defense is beneficial.

  • Supports energy status and fluid hydration
  • Natural immune system support
  • Natural pathogen defense
  • Targets disease symptoms such as dysentery, diarrhea or scours

Hydro-Flexx combines the high impact ingredients found in Hydro-Lac and Optaflexx® for optimum results in pre-harvest management.




What do other producers have to say about Hydro-Lac:

“In warm weather, it’s a no brainer! It just makes good sense. Hydro-Lac is a tool that should be in everybody’s cattle feeding toolbox.” – Ron Nykamp

“I always weigh my cattle locally before shipping.  I have experienced shrink as low as 1% on a 160-mile haul to Dakota City, NE when using the Hydro-Lac program. I have used Hydro-Lac on all my cattle I ship for the last eight years.” – David Schumacher

“Since we started using Hydro-Lac over the summer, we have noticed that cows keep eating and maintain their milk production.  It is a great product that I will always use.” – Flower-Brook Registered Holsteins

“Intakes are improved after calving from what we were doing in our previous program. Fresh pen milk production is up and Hydro-Lac is the only thing that we are doing that is different.” – John Warren

“We shipped 50 bulls from MN to Texas about 1,100 miles (18 hours) and fed Hydro-Lac four days prior to shipping at a ½ lb. rate.  The bulls, averaging 2,173 lbs. dressed out at 56-58%.  In comparison, we shipped two bulls only 100 miles (2 hours) with no Hydro-Lac, and they dressed out at 52%. We were impressed!” – Luke Alsleben, Alsleben Farms

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