Summer protein blend

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Yes tried 50\50. I think if it's fibre your after NIS is just the job. . Will be some soya hulls and sugar beet in my blend.
Tell me if I'm wrong but soya hulls is the shell of a seed pod designed to pass through undigested to protect a seed. Straw is a forage and by it's nature was intended to be digested??
That sounds like a sales pitch from an NIS rep.I'm on sugar beet at the moment but I will switch back to hulls in the summer on price. They all have a place as a source of ndf.I buy on the cost of the energy they supply beet is always first choice when competitive
 
That sounds like a sales pitch from an NIS rep.I'm on sugar beet at the moment but I will switch back to hulls in the summer on price. They all have a place as a source of ndf.I buy on the cost of the energy they supply beet is always first choice when competitive
It didn't come from the sales mans lips but a Independant nutritionist........It kind of makes sense though. If I can feed 2kgs at 25p and get a 2/3 litre return and improvements in quality for a low cost investment I'm happy to go with that one.
Me too sugar beet then soya hulls but I'm happy with mix of both.
 

O'Reilly

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We have been offered a summer blend of
wheat distillers 31%
Sugar Beet Super Flow 32%
Soya Hulls 32%
Plus min and mal
11.9 me 15.47 protien

Offer in 10 tonne drop £168, paid DD. How does this sound?
The ME is no better than grazed grass, and the protein is too high, unless your grass is low in protein. It would be dry feed though.
 

jerseycowsman

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cornwall
Getting prices for summer blend at the moment looking at 60% soya hulls or sugar beet pellets which ever is cheapest 30% soya and 10% rape seed meal
Blend works out at around 25% protein probably feed at a rate of 1-2kgs a head depending on grass growth and time of year they will also get 2.5kgs of rolled wheat and fed to yield in parlour on a 18% protein 13me HDf cake max 6-8kg depending how generous I'm feeling
Prices are for 15t tipped April £190 June £185 August £178
@happycows
Far too high protein. If they are have grass which is always over 20% protein, you only need a 14% cake. That's all we feed from March till october
 

dinderleat

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Wells
Far too high protein. If they are have grass which is always over 20% protein, you only need a 14% cake. That's all we feed from March till october
I would agree if they were just getting grass, but we buffer feed fairly well to make sure we don't run out of grazed grass, to keep good rumen fill on the fresh calvers most should hit 45lts+ and to try and keep the bf and pro up.
 
Feeding approximately 1-2 kg of structural fibre straw will enhance rumination. If buffer feeding with a total mixed ration (TMR), ensure fibre chop length is not chopped too finely as it will be unable to stay in the rumen mat for long enough to be fermented.....this will help the butterfat..
 

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