Introduce slowly at 0.5kg, building up to a maximum of 3.0-4.0kgs per cow per day. Do not ad-lib feed or feed alone. Adequately blend with PKE and forages to avoid gorging and potential ruminal acidosis or SARA (sub acute ruminal acidosis). Total feed blends should not excess 50% Barley and total feed amount should be individually fed ideally and access time limited. Works well with and balances PKE, higher fibre and lower starch feed inputs.
With Barley, always feed Rumensin (or other ionophore products) and Vistacell Yeast when feeding this high starch feed source. Always feed Barley with a fibre/chewable roughage source, plenty of water and mineral rumen pH buffers in the same mouthful (salt, sodium bicarbonate etc.).
Rolled Feed Barley
Rolled Feed Barley is a full grain product that is high in energy and starch content. Barley is a rumen active starch source that improves the yield of high value protein milk.
Product ingredients: Whole Barley
Available ex Timaru and Bluff only.
|Dry Matter||86 - 90%|
|Protein||10 - 15%|
|Energy (ME)||11.5-13.0 MJ/kg DM|
*NDF = Neutral Detergent Fibre, as % of concentrate diet.
All animal feed products should be fed as part of a healthy balanced diet matched to the specific requirements of the herd. Agrifeeds makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the suitability of any of the products supplied to the specific requirements of your animals. Please note that recommended feeding rates are given as a guideline only and will vary based on the total diet and actual feed intake of your animals. It is recommended that you consult your vet, nutritionist or farm consultant before making any dietary changes.