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Stock Feed Potatoes

Stock Feed Potatoes

Grown for human food consumption, with excess and substandard potatoes sold as stockfeed. When available they make an ideal supplement to forage. Contains good energy and excellent starch levels. The protein level is 10 -11%, with half of this being in the form of non-protein nitrogen compounds. Potatoes are a poor source of minerals.

Typical Analysis

Dry Matter 20.0 NCGD 85.0 Salt 0.05
Crude Protein 11.0 NDF 13.3 Calcium 0.05
DCP 8.0 Starch 62.0 Total Phos 0.2
ME 13.5 Sugar 8.0 Av Phos 0.1
Crude Fibre 4.0 Starch & Sugars 70.0 Magnesium 0.1
Oil (EE) 0.2 FME 13.0 Potassium 2.5
Ash 5.5     Sodium 0.05

Analysis Glossary

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Limits to Usage

High in starch so over feeding may encourage acidosis. Rotten, green and dirty potatoes should be avoided as they may contain alkaloids. Small potatoes may produce a risk of animals choking and chopping helps. Sprouted potatoes are dangerous to livestock.

Storage / Processing

If storing outside, try to prevent frost damage by clamping or covering with straw.

Material to have been stored in compliance with DEFRA code of practice for the control of salmonella.

Reference / Further Reading

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