Nutrimaize 20

Nutrimaize 20

Nutrimaize 20 is a sweet molasses based liquid that has been manufactured with a regulated release bonded urea ingredient. A great source of protein for Maize based diets this product is the latest addition to the renowned Nutrimaize range.

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 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.

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.

Trial Work
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 College).

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Typical Analysis

Dry Matter 64
Crude Protein 20.0
DCP 20.0
ME 12.0
Crude Fibre 0
Oil (EE) 0
Ash 18
Starch 0
Sugar 54
Starch & Sugars 54
FME 12
ERDP 180
Salt -
Calcium 1
Total Phos 0.2
Av Phos N/A
Magnesium 0.4
Potassium 4
Sodium 0.2

Analysis Glossary


  • Regulated protein release
  • Source of quality sugars
  • Safer and easy way to add urea to a TMR
  • Free flowing in cold weather

Limits to Usage

Not suitable for sheep

Physical Properties

Easy flowing with little or no increase in viscosity at low temperatures.

Storage / Processing

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


Feeding rates are estimates, and other factors, such as animal health and environment, can have a greater impact on how animals perform. There is no guarantee that animals will perform as expected if fed the suggested rates. Rations should be balanced to provide enough energy and protein for animals, and they should include enough forage to keep the rumen healthy. Animals also need access to fresh water at all times.