Dairy cow rations containing a highly palatable 100%
protected fat product based on increased levels of C:16 fatty
acids can boost individual cow milk returns by around 40 pence
That's according to new trial data from the US, which shows that introducing
500g per cow per day of Energizer-RP10 protected fat raises dry matter
intake, boosts individual cow milk yield by around 3 litres/day and lifts
butterfat by nearly 0.5%.
"Cows receiving the Energizer at the University of Idaho increased
milk yields by 3.1 litres per day when compared with an unsupplemented
control group," reports Dr Alan Reeve from C&H Nutrition. "In
addition, the milk had a significantly higher butterfat concentration
- 3.93% compared with a control of 3.44%. There was no adverse effect
on milk protein level."
Dr Reeve says this trial feedback from the States is consistent with
independent European studies and shows that milk producers can expect
both a butterfat uplift and yield response when Energizer-RP10 is introduced
to the ration.
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