Soya Hulls

Extremely rich in digestible fibre, Soya Hulls are excellent for maintaining rumen conditions and an ideal substitute for sugar beet feeds.    

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Acidosis RiskMilk Fat

Typical analysis (on a dry matter basis)

Dry Matter (%) [i]89.0
Crude Protein (%) [i]12.4
Energy (MJ ME/kg DM) [i]11.8
Oil (%)2.5
NDF (%) [i]61.0
Starch (%)1.7
Sugar (%)2.2
DUP (%) [i]4.4
Total Fermentable Carbohydrates (%)
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Feature

Benefit

Increase milk fat %

A rich source of digestible fibre.

Provides the building blocks for milk fat synthesis, increasing value per litre.

Safe transition from grass to concentrates

Valuable concentrate component in transition diets from grazing to intensive feeding systems, e.g. store lambs.

Increase energy intakes

Good levels of non-starch digestible fibre energy.

Allows energy intakes to be increased without increasing the risk of acidosis associated with cereal feeding.

Minimise risk of acidosis

Extremely high content of digestible fibre.

Assists in maintaining an optimum rumen pH.

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)

Soya Hulls can be fed as part of a TMR or a blend.

Milking Cows

Up to 5 (typically 3)kg

Dry Cows

Up to 2 kg

Replacement Heifers

Up to 2 kg and up to 40% of the DMI

Calves (to 12 weeks)

Up to 1 kg and up to 40% of the DMI

Growing Cattle

Up to 2.5 kg and up to 40% of the DMI

Finishing Cattle

Up to 5 kg and up to 50% of the DMI

Suckler Cows

Up to 4 (typically 2)kg

Ewes and Rams

Up to 1 (typically 0.5)kg

Hoggets and Lambs

Up to 1 kg or up to 50% of the DMI

DMI = dry matter intake

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Availability, handling and storage

Soya Hulls are available all year round, UK wide, as bulk tipped or blown loads. They tend to be particularly good value in the summer months when Sugar Beet feed is often scarce. Like all dry feeds, they should be stored in a secure shed, bunker, bin or hopper and kept cool, dry and free from vermin. Whilst often containing a proportion of pellets, Soya Hulls will generally be available as a mixture of meal and pellets.

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Additional information

Method of production

The initial co-product from the crushing and oil extraction of Soya beans, Soya Hulls are the outer coating of the beans which is removed prior to milling, oil expelling and subsequent extraction. Soya Hulls are either sold as a meal or pelleted to facilitate handling.

Quality Assurance

Soya Hulls are FEMAS assured and marketed by KW Alternative Feeds, a UFAS-accredited merchant. Soya hulls (Soya (bean) hulls) are listed under number 2.18.5 in the EU Catalogue of Feed Materials.

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Detailed typical analysis (fresh basis other than where stated)

Dry matter

%

89.0

Calcium

g/kg

4.80

Oil A

%

1.70

Magnesium

g/kg

2.20

Oil B

%

2.20

Phosphorus

g/kg

1.50

Crude protein

%

11.0

Potassium

g/kg

11.5

Crude protein: DM

%

12.4

Salt

g/kg

0.40

Fibre

%

35.0

Sodium

g/kg

0.10

Ash

%

4.50

Copper

mg/kg

6.50

ME* – in vivo

MJ/kg DM

11.8

Manganese

mg/kg

22.0

NDF

%

54.0

Selenium

mg/kg

0.10

Starch

%

1.50

Zinc

mg/kg

39.0

Sugar

%

2.00

Saturates

% of oil

15.0

ERDP-FiM*

% @ 6%

5.50

Monounsaturates

% of oil

25.0

DUP-FiM*

% @ 6%

3.85

PUFAs

% of oil

60.0

DUP digestibility

%

70.0

Long chain PUFAs

% of oil

0.00

sDM

0.07

Lysine

% of CP

5.82

aDM

0.10

Methionine

% of CP

1.13

bDM

0.87

Cysteine

% of CP

1.76

cDM

0.05

Histidine

% of CP

2.88

sN

0.06

Threonine

% of CP

3.59

aN

0.24

bN

0.70

cN

0.07

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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