23 August 1996

Question over sodagrain

SODAGRAIN may fail to increase milk proteins any more than when cows are fed cracked wheat and molassed sugar beet feed. Sodagrain is also more difficult to handle and more expensive, claims Richard Phipps of the University of Reading.

Feeding trials

This was the result of Trident-sponsored feeding trials at the Universitys Centre for Dairy Research.

Concentrates were fed with high dry matter, high starch content maize silage. The response when fed with low starch maize may be different, he warns.