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Dairy Blend Pellet (SOUTH ISLAND)

Mineralised high starch pellets developed to deliver fermentable energy to blends

A grain based, PKE free, compounded pellet feed specifically formulated to deliver higher levels of fermentable energy and fortified with essential major minerals.

NRM Dairy Blend Pellets contain:

  • A high level of starch from grains in addition to sugar from molasses, which are readily fermentable and can help stimulate milk protein production.
  • Added calcium (8.5g/kg), magnesium (5g/kg) and sodium (3.8g/kg) to help meet the needs of lactating animals.
  • Hammer milled and pelleted ingredients to ensure good utilisation with minimal waste and appeal compared to dry rolled grains.
  • No added trace minerals, so a good option for farmers who prefer to deliver trace minerals via other routes.

Feeding recommendation

For inclusion in blends. Thorough mixing is preferred where possible to ensure a more even delivery of fermentable energy and essential major minerals to each cow daily. Where cows have not been eating grains try to introduce gradually, initially delivering 0.5-1kg per milking as part of a blend and gradually increase by 0.15kg/day until the desired intake has been achieved.

Always provide access to long forage and clean drinking water.

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

Barley and wheat grains, grain by-products, soy hulls, vegetable oils and fats, molasses, flavour, limestone, magnesium oxide and salt. Dairy Blend Pellets do 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.

NOTICE – CONTAINS ADDED MAGNESIUM OXIDE

The feeding of this product to dairy cows may increase their risk of clinical salmonellosis. It is recommended that veterinary advice is obtained to ascertain potential risks associated with the use of this product in your environment before product is used.

Storage

Please ensure blends are stored in a cool, vermin free environment.