What is Nutrimaize 66
- High protein and high sugars
- High technology bonded urea.
- Urea released at a safe rate in the rumen.
- Versatile – can be used in dairy, beef &
- Easy to handle at low temperatures
- Dairy 0.5 - 1.25 kg/head/day
- Youngstock 0.25 -1.0 kg/head/day
- Beef 0.25 -1.0 kg/head/day
- Sheep 0.05 - 0.08 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.
Due to the very high nutrient density of Nutrimaize 66 it should
only be used as part of a mixed ration (TMR) to ensure adequate
mixing with other feeds.
Limits to Usage
- Easy flowing with little or no increase in viscosity at low
- Viscosity (cps at 20°C) ????
- Litres per tonne : 736
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 is a revolutionary high protein liquid feed based
on pure cane molasses and Bonded Urea. This combination of tradition
with technology provides a valuable ingredient for maize silage
Nutrimaize has been developed for use as a major supplier of
ERDP in dairy diets based mostly on maize silage or other low
It combines the ease and cost effectiveness of a liquid feed
with the high nutrient density required in modern dairy diets.
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 66 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% protein liquid.
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.
Trials have shown that Nutrimaize 46 can be used to replace
a soya/rape mix 1:1, with increased forage intakes and improved
milk quality and, importantly, no increase in milk ureas (Rodbaston