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This auction is for one container that holds 12kg of Animal Feed Grade Molasses.

Benefits of Molasses
Increases milk solid production
Improves milk let-down
Improves palatability of additives
Promotes animal health
Dilutes protein in the spring
Improves fibre digestion
Assists in reducing heat related stress
Aids continued growth and development of young stock
Increases diet density when intake is reduced before calving
Provides sugar during early pasture growth
Assists pregnancy rates - condenses calving patterns

Directions for Use
Molasses should be made available to livestock at the following rates:


Cattle
Dry dairy cows 400 mL per day
Springing dairy cows: 500 to 1500 mL per day
Lactating dairy cows: 300 mL to 1500 mL per day
Adult Beef cattle: 300 mL per day
Calves and Heifers: 50 to 300 mL per day

Sheep, Goats and Deer
Lactating or heavily pregnant: 50 to 100 mL per day

Other stock: 30 to 50 mL per day

Important Notes
DO NOT feed molasses at rates greater than 20% of the total diet on a dry matter basis.
Feeding very high rates of molasses to ruminants grazing very lush pasture may increase the requirement for an additional dietary fibre source such as straw or hay.
It is advisable NOT TO ADD molasses to the milk of unweaned calves. Young unweaned calves may not be able to digest molasses when drunk with a liquid feed, as milk does not go into rumen.
Calves CAN digest molasses when it is added to meal and ‘solid’ feeds, as the rumen is functioning when these feeds are consumed.
DO NOT allow hungry cows free access to highly fermentable products as there is a high risk of cows developing ruminal acidosis.

Also available in 20kg containers.

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  • Seller location: New Plymouth, Taranaki, NZ

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