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Dairy Ace

Premium low protein, high energy compound feed for lactating dairy cows

A grain dominated, PKE free, compounded pellet feed specifically formulated to deliver higher levels of energy, minerals and vitamins. Ideal for higher producing cows or those in early lactation being fed high quality pasture.

NRM Dairy Ace contains:

  • A high level of starch from grains and grain by-products in addition to sugar from molasses, which are readily fermentable and can help stimulate milk protein production.
  • Added calcium, magnesium and sodium to help meet the needs of lactating animals.
  • Added chromium, cobalt, copper, iodine, manganese, selenium and zinc which can help support cow health during a critical period.
  • Vitamins A, D and E.
  • Acidbuf rumen conditioner with bio-available minerals.

Feeding recommendation

Typical feeding rates are 1-3kg/head/day. If wishing to feed up to 9kg/day for an extended period, a tailored version could be manufactured with lower levels of trace minerals.

If cows are not currently fed grain or pellets, introduce Dairy Ace at 0.5-1kg per milking (1-2kg/day) and gradually increase by 0.15kg/day until the desired intake has been achieved. Always provide access to long forage and clean drinking water. The mineral requirements of herds varies greatly, regular testing of blood and liver samples may be helpful to ensure target health, immunity and fertility levels are achieved.

Contains 3mg/kg added selenium. Do not use at the same time as other selenised fertiliser, prill or product and do not exceed the stated dose or frequency without consulting a nutritionist or veterinarian.

To discuss the optimum feeding levels and diet for your herd, please call your local NRM Nutrition Specialist on 0800 800 380.

Ingredients selected from

Grain and grain by-products, oilseed meals, peas, beans, vegetable oils and fats, molasses, flavour, limestone, magnesium oxide, salt, vitamins and trace elements. Acidbuf. Dairy Ace does not contain PKE.

Typical analysis (approximate on a DM basis)

Energy13MJ ME/kg
Crude Protein10%
Starch & Sugar55% (min)
NDF15% (max)

The Metabolisable Energy (ME) values are calculated from an equation and are not an actual measured value but should provide a reasonable guide to the energy content of the feeds. Information is accurate at the time of going to print but specifications may vary over time.

Added minerals and trace elements (as fed basis)

Calcium8.5g/kg
Magnesium6.25g/kg
Sodium3.8g/kg
Chromium3.3 mg/kg
Cobalt3.3mg/kg
Copper100 mg/kg (25 as organic)
Iodine5mg/kg
Manganese50mg/kg
Selenium3.0 mg/kg (0.5mg/kg as organic)
Zinc350mg/kg

Additives available

NRM Dairy Ace is made to order and can be tailored at additional cost to meet individual farm requirements by the addition of:

  • Additional Standard or Premium Pre-mix to accommodate low feeding rates
  • Bovatec® 20CC as an aid in increased production of milk solids*
  • Bioplex High Five
  • Dicalcium phosphate
  • Limestone flour
  • Magnesium oxide
  • Mycotoxin binder
  • Registered mycotoxin binder
  • Rumen bypass fat
  • Zinc methionine for improved foot health and reduction in somatic cell counts
  • Yeast derived rumen enhancer

The addition of additives may marginally lower the actual specifications of the pellets as supplied.

Subject to regional and seasonal availability.

*Bovatec 20CC is registered pursuant to the ACVM Act 1997, Registration Number A9679. See www.foodsafety.govt.nz for registration conditions