Plant-based Feed Grade Oil
Nutrinza’s plant-based oil is the ideal product to include in feed blends to address dust related issues at minimal inclusion rates. Our plant-based oil consists mainly of Canola oil with other plantbased oils (no palm oil) added at low inclusion rates.
Benefits of using plant-based feed-grade oil include:
Oil suppresses dust at very low inclusion rates. Just 1% is all that is required to suppress dust in most instances. Less dust improves animal health by reducing dust inhalation, ensures less wastage as it reduces the feed blown out of in-shed feed troughs, and largely eliminates eye irritation in the dairy shed for staff.
No build-up of feed on feed auger systems (compared to molasses for example). This reduces the time-consuming unblocking and cleaning of in-shed feed systems and silos.
Less wear of feed systems motors and augers due to the lubricating effect of the oil.
Oil is one of the highest energy feed sources available. It has a ME of 37kJ/kg DM. Added at 1% of the feed lifts ME by an average of 1.25MJ/kg DM.
Adding oil to blends reduces the possibility of feed separation, especially finer minerals, during transport and silo storage.
Due to the special application method used in the Nutrinza blending process, the oil is thoroughly mixed in the feed. The feed stays dry.
Due to the lower sugar and higher dry matter %, the shelf life of blends containing oil is longer than blends containing molasses.
Dust suppression in blends is achieved at an inclusion rate of only 1%. Slightly higher inclusion rates can be considered for blends containing very dusty products or blends containing higher than normal mineral inclusion.
Typical Nutritional Analysis
ME (MJ/kg DM)
Feed Storage on Farm
As with any grain or meal feed products need to be kept dry as moisture combined with heat can cause fungi to grow. Common on farm storage methods are: in a shed or unused fertiliser bin; in a covered pit; on a concrete pad; or in a cutting, covered with plastic sheet and tyres. Most feed should be used reasonably expediently (within 40 - 50 days). The longer you plan to store feed products the better your storage facilities need to be.
All animal feed products should be fed as part of a healthy balanced diet matched to the specific requirements of the herd. Nutrinza makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the suitability of any of the products supplied to the specific requirements of your animals. Please note that recommended feeding rates are given as a guideline only and will vary based on the total diet and actual feed intake of your animals. It is recommended that you consult your vet, nutritionist or farm consultant before making any dietary changes. Nutritional information is based on accredited feed nutrition sources and sample test results. Specifications on an individual feed test will show some variation.