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Lactating Cow Ration: As-Fed Basis

Your Feed
Current Ration (kg) Soyex Ration (kg)
Corn Silage 12.0 16.5
20% Haylage 10.0 13.8
High Moisture Corn 7.5 6.5
Soyex 0.0 2.0
17% Dry Hay 2.0 1.0
Wheat Straw 0.75 0.75
Purchased Feed

Soybean Meal 47.5% 1.3 0.0
Protein Blend2 2.0 0.8
Premix 0.70 0.53
Soy Oil 0.20 0.00
Dry Matter Intake 20.65 20.7
Cost Per Cow Per Day $4.20 $3.61
% Farm Grown Ration (by weight) 88% 97%

SAVE $215.351per cow per year

*  Based on representative 2010 Energrow on-farm soybean processing data in SW Ontario. Nutritional info is intended as a representative resource only. Feed results may vary based on seed variety, quality, growing season, fertility of the soil, and settings on your Energrow press, etc.
1  Prices used in this calculation are based on 2009 average crop prices  and 2-year averages are used where possible. Every farm’s feeding program is unique; your farm’s savings may differ from the one shown here.  
2  Protein blend of Amino Pass and Distillers is the same blend used in both rations.

Dairy Nutritionist and producers have discussed the effect of season on milk composition for years. In the spring, the trend for both lower milk fat and protein begins reaching a low in mid to late summer (July and August). Milk fat declines linearly from spring to summer at a rate of 0.061% units per month.

For example, milk fat is 3.9% in May if it follows the general trend it will be 3.9 – (0.061 X 3) = 3.72% by the end of July. Milk protein also declines linearly at a rate of 0.03% units per month. If milk protein is 3.1% in March expected milk protein will be 3.10 – (0.03 X 5 months) = 2.95% in August.

Feed changes that take place in May or June can maintain or even raise the milk fat or protein levels, but it is not uncommon to have a herd's componets drop during the summer time. To offset the negative effects of the summer season feed a rumen healthy diet. Lower starch, higher fibre and frequent feedings (even with a TMR) will help.

Your Soyex is a great source of degradable protein and energy. It's great to increase the energy to cows or keep the energy the same and feed them more forages. Healthy rumen leads to healthy cows...and better components.

Component information provided from Akey Dairy Newsletter and New Brunswick Department of Agriculture and Aquaculture Article written by Independent Nutritionist: Louis Dedecker of Denovo cna

A recent trial of Soyex in robot feeding equipment found that the farm fresh soybean meal complements the equipment very well to support dynamic and high quality feeding.

Soyex is a high energy and palatable feedstuff. The freshly pelleted feed is cleaned up quickly by the cows and helps attract them to the milker.

Soyex flows very well and does not leave oil residues. In a mix with high moisture corn and mixed grain, the Soyex pellets actually absorb some of the moisture from the corn, enabling a good flow in the robot feed hoppers.

The trial began August 2010 and is using the Lely Astronaut A4 with three feed deliveries: complete pellets, Soyex mix, and liquid feed.

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