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Dairy Zero PKE Extra

PKE free, low protein, high energy compound feed for lactating dairy cows

A grain dominated compounded pellet feed specifically formulated to be cost-effective whilst delivering higher levels of energy and minerals. Ideal when pasture is limited or higher levels of production is required.

NRM Dairy Zero PKE Extra contains:

  • Starch from a selection of grains and grain by-products in addition to sugar from molasses which are readily fermentable and can help stimulate milk protein production.
  • A low protein level intended to help balance high protein pasture.
  • Added calcium, magnesium and sodium to help meet the needs of lactating animals in addition to essential trace minerals and vitamins which in many cases eliminates the need for additional trace mineral supplementation when fed at 2-4kg/cow/day.
  • Carefully selected and processed raw materials which are inspected prior to entry to mills to ensure good palatability and appeal.

Feeding recommendation

Typical feeding rates are 1-4kg/head/day. If wishing to feed up to 8kg/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 Zero PKE Extra at 0.5kg-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. To discuss the optimum feeding levels and diet for your herd, please call your local NRM Nutrition Specialist.

Ingredients selected from

Grain and grain by-products, oilseed meals, soya hulls, peas, beans, vegetable oils and fats, molasses, flavour, limestone, magnesium oxide, salt, trace elements and vitamins.

NRM Dairy Zero PKE Extra does not contain PKE.

Typical analysis (approximate on a DM basis)

Energy*12.5MJ ME/kg
Crude Protein11%
Starch & Sugar45% (min)
NDF25% (max)
*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.


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.

Additives available

NRM Dairy Zero PKE Extra 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 zinc as an aid in the prevention of facial eczema
  • Rumen bypass fat – yeast derived rumen enhancer
  • Zinc methionine for improved foot health and reduction in somatic 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.