Moo for molasses
NINE out of ten producers say their cows prefer rations which include molasses, according to Phil Holder of SvG Intermol.
In a recent survey of first time molasses users, 91% said rations were more palatable as a result of molasses inclusion, with 75% saying that both animal performance and body condition had improved.
Including molasses also reduced feed waste, with 67% of producers reporting less feed waste in the survey.
"Reducing waste and improving livestock performance are natural priorities for all milk and meat producers. Such a good response suggests widespread potential for molasses use on livestock units," says Dr Holder. *