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Improved milk quality

Cows which are fed KWS Feedbeet deliver better quality milk. Farmers often report 0.2-0.5% higher milk fat levels in the weeks following the introduction of fresh beet into the ration. This was also confirmed by KWS trials with ensiled beet which found similar improvements in milk fat levels and an improvement of 0.1% in milk protein.

As milk payment schemes often value quality, incorporating KWS Feedbeet can have a positive impact on production efficiency.

Improved milk fat and milk protein content

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Sweets are preferred by ruminants

It is widely recognised that cows have a preference for sweet tasting feedstuffs and successive trials indicate that feeding beet can improve ration palatability. Consequently, sweeter tasting rations can promote higher dry matter intakes, greater milk production and daily live weight gains.

Feedbeet in the ration

When introducing KWS Feedbeet to the ration, pelase take care of the following:

  • Allow a transition period of 10-14 days, gradually increasing proportion of beet in the ration.
  • Chop beet in to 3-5 cm lengths to avoid selection preferences and assist digestion.
  • Use clean and undamaged beet where possible.
  • Ensure crude protein and fibre requirements are being met.
  • Feeding up to 4 kg DM per day for dairy cows is possible. Beef animals can be fed more if desired.

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More information on KWS Feedbeet

Dry matter, matters!

High dry matter content in KWS Feedbeet

High energy source

KWS Feedbeet is an energy-rich feed consisting of highly palatable and digestible carbohydrates, such as sugar, pectin and hemicellulose.

Improved milk quality

Cows which are fed KWS Feedbeet deliver better quality milk.

Improved beet agronomics

The range of KWS Feedbeet varieties have been specifically bred to meet the needs of high output dairy producers


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