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Dairy Saver Zero PKE

PKE free, low protein, value focused compound feed for lactating dairy cows

A compounded pellet feed specifically formulated to be cost-effective to deliver essential nutrients when pasture is in short supply or when extra dry matter intake is desired.

NRM Dairy Saver Zero PKE contains:

  • Starch from grains and grain by-products in addition to sugar from molasses, which are readily fermentable and can help stimulate milk protein production.
  • Soy hulls subject to availability which supplies a readily digestible fibre source which forms a matrix in the rumen when hydrated.
  • No PKE to avoid elevating FEI levels – especially important when cows are in late lactation or being fed PKE outside of the dairy shed.
  • Added calcium, magnesium and sodium to help meet the needs of lactating animals.
  • Added cobalt, copper, iodine, manganese, selenium and zinc which in many cases eliminates the need for additional trace mineral supplementation when fed at 3-4kg/head/day.
  • Carefully selected and processed raw materials, which are inspected prior to entry to mills to ensure good palatability and appeal.

Feeding recommendations

Typical feeding rates are 1-4kg/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 Saver Zero PKE 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.

For full details of the NRM Dairy range see the NRM Compound Dairy Range specification sheet.

Contains 2.5mg/kg added selenium and 75mg/kg added copper. 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, grass fibre, vegetable oils and fats, molasses, flavour, limestone, magnesium oxide, salt, vitamins and trace elements. Dairy Standard Zero PKE does not contain PKE.

Typical analysis (approximate on a DM basis)

Energy11.5MJ ME/kg
Crude Protein11%
Strarch and Sugar25% (min)
NDF40% 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.


Additives available

NRM Dairy Saver Zero PKE 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
  • Registered mycotoxin binder
  • Registered zinc as an aid in the prevention of facial eczema
  • Rumen bypass fat
  • Zinc methionine for improved foot health and reduction insomatic cell counts

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 for registration conditions.


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.