“Our cows really like our homemade Soyex and get a really nice shine from the oil left in the meal. We’ve saved a lot on our feed bill and have a lot more control over our feed costs.We are currently feeding a 78% forage ration.”
Within 10 days of feeding Soyex to my milking cows, the milk protein increased 0.2 and the fat also increased 0.2. I mix the Soyex with soybean meal, high moisture corn, corn silage, alfalfa haylage and straw. The cows like the feed and its palatability. Soyex provides a higher source of energy than soybean meal and is a great source of protein. In addition, Soyex is also very economical. I am very happy with Soyex!
Our butter fat right now is 4.05 and our protein is 3.3-3.4 so it’s marvelous! It’s our own product and I’m proud to use our own product! It takes us basically 2 minutes to clean the press, get the sediment out of the sift, shake it out and then we walk back out for 24 hours. We’re on the right track to reduce costs and our Energrow System is what’s going to make it happen!
I wanted something I could supplement my fuel bill with. I like the ease of the operation, easy setup and that it's local! Support’s great, they’re just a phone call away and they can walk you through any problemsI
We did a trial and we found that not only did we save on feed costs, our cows came up 15% in milk. Rather than just sell our beans to the local elevator and buying back the feed, you can make the feed yourself and save money – it saved everybody more money. We’re currently selling our oil to a local feed mill, but as fuel prices rise we expect to use the oil in our tractors."
After consulting with my nutritionist, I came to the conclusion that it is more economical to use Soyex than using roasted beans.
We went with an Energrow System to take back more of our ration in house and have more control of the cost of our ration. I believe that it has reduced the cost of our ration, we were previously having our own beans roasted, plus the income from the oil. It's hard to say what impact it has had on the cows, we seem to be changing something all the time, but I will say that I think it has had a positive impact on butterfat levels and has reduced feed costs.