For either group the key to feeding straw is incorperation to create a homogenous mix. Poorly processed straw will not blend which can encourage cows to sort the ration, making the problem worse rather than better. The straw should be pre-processed, and we find milled straw to provide the best results.
Pictured (left to right) Jeremy Hamiliton & Andy Hawken AMTRA, DipRN Three Counties Feeds
A farm trial was conducted to investigate the benefit of processing straw, before it is added to a total mixed ration (TMR), to increase the dry matter intake for dry cows with high straw inclusions.
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Bed loose housing and feed hay and baled or clamp silage. Tried and tested for quality and durability.
Chop straw short for cubicles or TMR, then spread it long for loose housing at the touch of a button!
Pre-process straw for diet feeders to reduce mixing time and improve ration consistency.
A High Capacity Tub Grinder for dry materials such as straw and miscanthus for bedding, feeding and biofuel applications.