What is Nutrimaize 46
- Combination of high protein and sugars
- Contains bonded urea for regulated protein release
- Protein suplement for maize silage
- Improves forage intakes
- Dairy 1.0 - 2.0 kg/head/day
- Youngstock 0.5 - 1.5 kg/head/day
- Beef 0.5 - 1.5 kg/head/day
The actual feeding level will depend on the quality and quantity
of other dietary constituents and the performance level required.
As with all feeding stuffs, introduce gradually over 7-14 days
to rumination livestock.
Nutrimaize 28 or 46 be offered
in complete diet feeders, forage boxes or simply poured over the
forage. Please seek nutritional advice before feeding in a diet
that contains Grass Silage
Limits to Usage
- Easy flowing with little or no increase in
viscosity at low temperatures.
- Viscosity (cps at 20°C) 800
- Litres per tonne : 743
Storage / Processing
- Store in cool dry conditions.
- Material to have been stored in compliance with
DEFRA code of practice for the control of salmonella.
Reference / Further Reading
How does Nutrimaize work
Nutrimaize has been developed for use as a major supplier of
ERDP in dairy diets based mostly on maize silage or other low
protein forages. It combines the ease and cost effectiveness of
a liquid feed with the high nutrient density required in modern
The protein contained in NutriMaize is derived mainly from Bonded
Urea. This is manufactured by a unique process which involves
the bonding of urea to individual glucose molecules. This greatly
increases the resistance to enzyme attack, thus avoiding the sudden,
excessive release of ammonia associated with non-bonded urea.
Bonded Urea is broken down slowly enough for the rumen microbes
to make use of it. Therefore a phased release of nutrients is
achieved which provides rumen microbes with a steady supply of
both protein (ERDP) and energy (FME) to manufacture microbial
protein for the cow's use.
Ideal as a maize balancer or for diets based on whole crop wheat.
The high nutrient density of Nutrimaize 46 is designed to make
it perfect for very high yielding cows. This allows sufficient
nutrients to be supplied in a relatively small volume. This unique
process of bonding together molecules of sugar and urea gives
a phased release of energy and protein sources for rumen microbes
To provide full flexibility on-farm NutriMaize is available
as either a 28, 46 or 66%
The bonding process
The process of bonding requires a source of sugar as a base,
making cane molasses the natural choice. The urea is added and
bonds to glucose molecules using a precise combination of heat,
time and acidity. The mix is then normalised leaving Bonded Urea
in stable form in the liquid.
Nutrimaize has been evaluated on a number of commercial farms
with great success. At Rodbaston College in Staffordshire, Nutrimaize
46 was introduced to the dairy cow diet as a 1:1 replacer for
Rape/Soya. A feed rate of 2kg of Nutrimaize 46 via TMR was given
which increased forage intakes, reduced feed costs and improved
milk quality. Milk ureas were not increased with the introduction
of Nutrimaize 46 confirming 'true' bonding of urea.