Processed Bread

A high starch energy feed providing a moist alternative to processed cereals.

DairyBeefYoungstockSheep/Goat
Milk YieldMilk Protein

Typical analysis (on a dry matter basis)

Dry Matter (%) [i]65.0
Crude Protein (%) [i]14.0
Energy (MJ ME/kg DM) [i]14.0
Oil (%)3.0
NDF (%) [i]10.0
Starch (%)73.0
Sugar (%)6.0
DUP (%) [i]4.0
Total Fermentable Carbohydrates (%)
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What are you trying to achieve?

Need

Feature

Benefit

Increase milk yield 

High starch 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 % 

Improve fertility

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.

Reduce feed costs 

Higher starch and energy content than cereals 

Provides a cost-effective alternative to cereals whilst providing similar energy and protein levels.

Flexibility in feeding

Can be ensiled alone or advantageously with moist feeds such as C*Traffordgold, Vitagold and brewers’ grains.

When ensiled in combination can be used tactically as a forage or concentrate replacer.

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)

Processed Bread can be fed as part of a TMR. It should be introduced gradually into the ration and always be fed with a good source of long fibre.

Milking Cows

Up to 6 (typically 4)kg mixed with other feeds

Dry Cows

Up to 3 (typically 1)kg

Replacement Heifers

Up to 3 kg and up to 30 % of the DMI

Calves (to 12 weeks)

Up to 1.5 kg and up to 30% of the DMI

Growing Cattle

Up to 4 kg and up to 40 % of the DMI

Finishing Cattle

Up to 6 kg and up to 50 % of the DMI

Suckler Cows

Up to 4 (typically 1)kg

Ewes and Rams

Up to 1 (typically 0.5)kg

Hoggets and Lambs

Up to 0.75 kg or up to 50% of the DMI

DMI = dry matter intake

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Availability, handling and storage

Processed Bread is available year round and UK wide as bulk tipped loads. 

Processed Bread should preferably be stored in cool, dry conditions to prevent water absorption and used within 20-30 days of delivery (if feeding fresh). For long-term storage, the product should be clamped, the air excluded, consolidated and covered with a secured sheet in the same manner as grass silage. 

Storage Tips 

  • Storage sites should be situated away from open watercourses and designed with a narrow, north facing feed face.
  • The load should be compacted, using a tractor bucket or a hand shovel, to remove air and maintain close contact between the top of the load and the sheet.
  • The load should be covered with a clean and undamaged plastic sheet to ensure it is air and water tight. Trapped air should be removed by smoothing the sheet and weighting it down.
  • If the surface covering is not complete use of a mould inhibitor is recommended.
  • Failure to ensile properly may result in mould growth, loss of dry matter and a reduction in the nutritive value of the clamp.
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Additional information

Method of production

Processed Bread is produced from loaves which have not met the baker’s specification, i.e. they are under or over cooked, the wrong colour or the packaging is damaged plus segregated returns from in store retailer bakeries. They are collected from these bakeries and processed to remove any packaging; the loaves are then broken down into manageable friable pieces.

Quality Assurance

Processed Bread is a FEMAS-assured, fully traceable, product and marketed by KW Alternative Feeds a UFAS-accredited merchant. Processed Bread (Products from the bakery and pasta industry) is listed under number 13.1.1 in the EU Catalogue of Feed Materials.

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Detailed typical analysis (fresh basis other than where stated)

Dry matter

%

65.0

Calcium

g/kg

1.08

Oil A

%

1.63

Magnesium

g/kg

0.36

Oil B

%

1.95

Phosphorus

g/kg

1.30

Crude protein

%

9.39

Potassium

g/kg

1.44

Crude protein:DM

%

14.5

Salt

g/kg

11.6

Fibre

%

2.28

Sodium

g/kg

4.33

Ash

%

2.17

Copper

mg/kg

5.80

ME* – in vivo

MJ/kg DM

14.0 

Manganese

mg/kg

13.0

NDF

%

6.50

Selenium

mg/kg

0.02

Starch

%

47.5

Zinc

mg/kg

21.1

Sugar

%

4.00

Saturates

% of oil

19.0

ERDP-FiM*

% @ 6%

6.10

Monounsaturates

% of oil

19.0

DUP-FiM*

% @ 6%

2.60

PUFAs

% of oil

62.0

DUP digestibility

%

85.0

Long chain PUFAs

% of oil

0.00

sDM

0.06

Lysine

% of CP

3.04

aDM

0.52

Methionine

% of CP

1.70

bDM

0.41

Cysteine

% of CP

2.22

cDM

0.19

Histidine

% of CP

2.52

sN

0.08

Threonine

% of CP

3.06

aN

0.18

bN

0.77

cN

0.14

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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