Technical Nutritional

The benefits of 6-carbon v 5-carbon

 6-carbon sugars5-carbon sugars
Sources Molasses grazed grass 5BP Wheat syrup
Fermentation co-product
Fermentation silage
Processed Feeds
Rumen digestion 84% < 50%
Improved fibre digestion Yes No
Increased microbial protein production +45% +28%
Stimulate rumen fungi Yes No

 - Sniffen & Tucker: Hoards Dairyman Sept 2011

The effects of adding a cane molasses based liquid feed to a TMR

 No liquid feed+Molasses based liquid feedThe effect
DMI (KG) 27.7 29.1 +1.4kg (+5%)
Milk Yield 41.2 43.1 +1.9lts (+4.6%)
Milk Fat (%) 3.81 3.92 +0.11 (+3%)
Milk protein (%) 3.36 3.35 No effect
Milk Fat Yield (g/d) 1550 1680 +130g (8.4%)
Milk protein Yield (g/d) 1360 1450 +90g (+6.6%)
Sorting   25% less 25% reduction
 

 - De Vries & Gill: Journal of Dairy Science 2012

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Effective Rations
Molasses powering the rumen