Ground Maize

An energy rich, highly digestible and palatable feed providing an excellent source of 'slowly fermentable' starch, suitable for all classes of livestock.

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Milk YieldMilk Protein

Typical analysis (on a dry matter basis)

Dry Matter (%) [i]86.6
Crude Protein (%) [i]8.7
Energy (MJ ME/kg DM) [i]14.0
Oil (%)4.6
NDF (%) [i]10.3
Starch (%)72.8
Sugar (%)1.85
DUP (%) [i]3.9
Total Fermentable Carbohydrates (%)
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What are you trying to achieve?

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Feature

Benefit

Increase milk yield

High starch, sugar and energy content.

Starch drives microbial protein production and spares protein being used for energy, leading to increased yields and higher milk protein.

Increase milk protein %

Can help reduce early lactation body weight loss which is known to improve heat expression. Energy, as starch, fed immediately post calving can improve cycling through its effect on insulin.

Improve fertility

Minimise risk of acidosis

High content of digestible 'slowly fermentable' starch.

Assists in maintaining an optimum rumen pH and a more continuous supply of rumen energy.

No processing, ready to feed, easy storage

Ready to use course mix.

No further processing costs. Ideal alternative to rolled cereals.

Flexibility in feeding

Available as a feed material or part of a blend. Can be fed to all ruminant livestock species.

Simplifies feeding.

The predicted responses (benefits) assume that the specified nutrient, physical or structural dietary components are limiting livestock performance in the current ration.

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Recommended daily feed rates (per head basis)

Breakfast Cereals (No. 1 Mixed) can be fed as part of a TMR, individually or within a blend or top dressed. It should not be fed alone in a parlour feeding system and should be introduced gradually into the ration.

Milking Cows

Up to 4 (typically 2)kg mixed with other feeds

Dry Cows

Up to 1.5 (typically 0.75)kg

Replacement Heifers

Up to 1.5 kg and up to 25% of the DMI

Calves (to 12 weeks)

Up to 0.5 kg and up to 20% of the DMI

Growing Cattle

Up to 2 kg and up to 25% of the DMI

Finishing Cattle

Up to 3.5 kg and up to 35% of the DMI

Suckler Cows

Up to 2 (typically 1)kg

Ewes and Rams

Up to 0.5 kg

Hoggets and Lambs

Up to 0.3 kg/head or up to 25% of the DMI

DMI = dry matter intake

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Availability, handling and storage

Ground Maize is available all year round, UK wide, as bulk tipped loads. It should be stored in cool, dry conditions and preferably used within two months of delivery.

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Additional information

Method of production

Ground Maize is the ground grain of ‘Zea Mays’. Colour may vary from yellow to red according to variety but is usually bright yellow.

Quality Assurance

Ground Maize is a FEMAS assured (or a recognised equivalent), fully traceable, product and is marketed by KW Alternative Feeds a UFAS-accredited merchant. Ground Maize is listed under number 1.2.1 in the EU Catalogue of Feed Materials.

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Detailed typical analysis (fresh basis other than where stated)

Dry matter

%

86.6

Calcium

g/kg

0.12

Oil A

%

3.45

Magnesium

g/kg

0.80

Oil B

%

3.97

Phosphorus

g/kg

2.60

Crude protein

%

7.50

Potassium

g/kg

3.10

Crude protein: DM

%

8.66

Salt

g/kg

1.05

Fibre

%

1.75

Sodium

g/kg

0.11

Ash

%

1.25

Copper

mg/kg

3.50

ME* – in vivo

MJ/kg DM

14.0

Manganese

mg/kg

8.00

NDF

%

8.90

Selenium

mg/kg

0.05

Starch

%

63.0

Zinc

mg/kg

25.0

Sugar

%

1.60

Saturates

% of oil

13.0

ERDP-FiM*

% @ 6%

3.17

Monounsaturates

% of oil

26.0

DUP-FiM*

% @ 6%

3.90

PUFAs

% of oil

61.0

DUP digestibility

%

90.0

Long chain PUFAs

% of oil

0.00

sDM

0.05

Lysine

% of CP

3.08

aDM

0.26

Methionine

% of CP

2.17

bDM

0.73

Cysteine

% of CP

2.14

cDM

0.08

Histidine

% of CP

2.80

sN

0.08

Threonine

% of CP

3.71

aN

0.23

bN

0.68

cN

0.05

Legal disclaimer

Suggested feeding rates are produced as a guide only and many other factors may have an overriding effect on animal response; no performance guarantee can be given. Rations should be carefully balanced for energy and protein, contain sufficient forage to maintain rumen function and be fortified with an appropriate vitamin and mineral supplement. Animals must have constant access to clean water.

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