10 Jan 2017
Maximising rumen function must be the number one consideration in all ruminant production systems.
Poor rumen function can lead to the following:
Reduced feed efficiency
- Poorer performance
- Health issues
- Increased production costs
Acid build up and pH drop in the rumen will reduce rumen function and potentially lead to significant health issues. Maxammon increases grain and rumen pH.
The pH of Maxammon treated grain is typically between 8.5 to 9.3 based on 4,000 + samples tested to date.
THE BENEFITS OF HIGHER RUMEN pH
Independent trials monitoring rumen pH in Maxammon fed beef cattle versus beef cattle fed a standard ration, showed that the Maxammon fed animals grew 15% faster, had improved feed conversion efficiency and were more profitable.
Maxammon when combined with urea and grain results in a nutritionally enhanced, high protein, high pH feed for improved animal performance.
HIGHER GRAIN PROTEIN CONTENT
Maxammon treatment increases grain protein levels by 4.3 units, a 30% increase. This completely changes the diet formulation and reduces or even eliminates the need for costly protein supplementation.
The current value of this additional protein is £30 per tonne.
IMPROVED DIET DIGESTIBILITY
The unique form of ammonia protein in Maxammon grain stimulates rumen microbes improving the digestibility of the total diet not just the grain.
Trials at the Norwegian University of Life Science showed a 3.6% improvement in total diet digestibility and a significant 4.3% improvement in feed conversion efficiency in dairy cows fed Maxammon grain.
INCREASED RAW MATERIAL DIGESTIBILITY
Maxammon treatment improves the digestibility of the fibrous fraction of raw materials by 25 to 30%.
BREAKING THE NUTRITION RULE BOOK
Maxammon allows you to feed a higher cereal and starchlevel, increasing dietary energy levels and improving animal performance. Maxammon can also be used to lower dietary costs, improving the digestibility of traditionally poorer quality raw materials.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
“Since introducing Maxammon we have had less acidosis and laminitis, it raises the pH and is kinder on the gut. The higher protein content also means that we are able to finish the cattle quicker, reducing the costs and inputs.” Robert Neill, Beef Farmer at Upper Nisbet Farm in Jedburgh, Scottish Borders.
“Maxammon treating our home grown grain has allowed us to feed our cereals at much higher levels to our dairy cows. We are currently feeding at 7kg/hd/day and our cows have had no health, fertility or feet issues. We have also seen a significant saving in bought in proteins with the boost that the Maxammon treatment gives our grain.” Gavin Baillie, Dairy Farmer at Crumhaugh Farm in Larkhall, South Lanarkshire.
“I used Maxammon for the first time in winter 2016 to finish all my hogs. It has saved me on average around £50 per tonne on feed and worked very well with no problems at all.” Harry Milne, Beef & Sheep Farmer at Upperton of Millbrex Farm in Turriff, Aberdeenshire.
HOW DO I GET MAXAMMON INTO MY DIETS?
Maxammon feeding systems can include:-
- Treating suitable grain at harvest time on-farm: maize, wheat, barley and oats
- Treating dried or stored grain throughout the year on-farm
- Supply of Maxammon grain direct to farm
- Supply of blended feed incorporating Maxammon grain
- Supply of compound feed incorporating Maxammon grain
MAXAMMON MINERAL & CONCENTRATE RANGE
To ensure the best results from Maxammon our nutritional team have developed a range of minerals and concentrates that should be fed in a Maxammon diet to ensure that your livestock meet their full potential.
Contact us for a free on-farm consultation and learn how Maxammon can improve performance and profitability.
We offer a complete Maxammon processing services for farmers looking to home treat. Our unique Super Bruiser technology (on-farm mobile mill and mixing) is available across the UK offering a high output, accurate grain processing service.