Feedcast Special - NovaPro

Today’s Feedcast special covers everything you need to know about NovaPro. A high rumen bypass rape expeller that provides a sustainable and cost effective solution to meeting the protein requirements of high performing cows.

NovaPro is made from 100% British grown rapeseed which undergoes hot mechanical expelling of oil at Yelo in Stratford upon Avon. It is then treated with Xylig (natural wood sugars) and gentle steam treatment to increase the bypass protein content to a similar level to Soya (17% vs 17.6% bypass protein/DUP on an As fed basis). This is achieved without the use of chemicals, unlike Formaldehyde treated rape and rape extract which utilises hexane for oil extraction.

It can be used as an effective Soya replacement on farm, with an improved amino acid profile compared to soya driving dry matter intake and milk yield. A trial run at the University of Nottingham found the ration containing NovaPro to produce an additional 1.7L of milk per cow per day compared to a conventional Rape/Soya based ration with no change in constituents and an improved milk urea nitrogen(MUN) level -showing improved protein efficiency on farm, which can help to support improved fertility and lower ammonia and nitrous oxide emissions.

Another environmental consideration is that NovaPro only has 1/7 of the carbon footprint of soya . With processors and retailers committing to carbon footprint goals, farmers will need to evaluate the raw materials used on farm, looking at their origin, production and supply chain. NovaPro offers a solution to help you lower the carbon footprint of your feed whilst maintaining your performance.


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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...