28 November 1997

Palatable solution

MAXIMISE cattle intakes of low palatability silage with a specially designed liquid feed Palatizer, says animal feed supplier Rumenco.

Palatizer contains molasses, condensed molasses solubles, wheat distillers syrup, natural sweetener and flavouring, and is 22% sucrose, 11.8 ME, 64.5% dry matter and 19% protein on a DM basis.

The company says that offering 0.5 litre/head of Palatizer to increase intakes can achieve similar animal performance to feeding around 1.5kg of concentrates, at lower cost. Most dry concentrates reduce silage intakes, it explains.

Palatizer costs about 20p a litre (01283-511211, fax 01283-511013).