Highly-proven, rumen protected bypass fat (Calcium Salt of Palm Fatty Acids) for improved production efficiency.

Bypass fat is a source of energy for when the cow needs it most.  Milk production and fertility.

Research has proven that two types of fat is mainly needed:

  • C16:0 – Palmitic Acid (a Saturated Fat)
  • C18:1 – Oleic Acid (an Unsaturated Fat)

Megalac provides a perfect balance between C16:0 (milk production) and C18:1 (body condition and fertility improvement).

And being a rumen protected bypass, won’t interfere with fibre digestion.

Nutritional Benefits

High Energy Density

  • ME = 33.3 MJ/kg DM
  • 2.5 times to ME concentration of cereals
  • Highest measured NEL = 27.3 MJ/kg DM
  • More energy per bite
  • Energy used very efficiently for milk production

High Digestibility

  • Over 90% from research studies
  • 45% unsaturated fatty acids
  • Fat & energy available for use by the cow

Increased Milk Production (25 trials)

  • Milk yield response = +2.3kg/cow/day
  • MS response = +80g/day in first 150 days

Improved Feed Efficiency

  • More milk produced per kg DM intake
  • Higher returns from the herd

Improved Rumen Function

  • Reduces acidosis risk in the rumen
  • More favourable conditions for growth or fibre-digesting bacteria

Reduced Methane Production

  • Over 13% less methane produced per kg milk = more efficient production
  • Less dietary energy lost as methane

Improved Fertility

  • Improvement in 1st service conception, 100-day in-calf rates and not-in-calf rates
  • Increased diet energy density targeted to reduce body condition loss, time to oestrous and improved conception rate
  • Increases follicle size to improve chances of pregnancy
  • Increased production of progesterone to improve embryo survival

Feeding Recommendations

Feed between 0.2 to 0.5 kg/c/d.