Moist grains

There are a range of highly palatable, nutrient-dense moist feeds that are rich in rumen buffering digestible fibre, which can be used as a replacement for traditional concentrates or to extend forage stocks. Trident have limited access to moist feeds and availability depends on geographical location. If you are a merchant please contact your local Trident regional manager, if you are a farmer please contact your local merchant.

Moist grains are a great value alternative to dry feeds that can be used as a sole buffer or midday feed, and are ideal for balancing rations containing high levels of rapidly fermentable energy (e.g. starch and sugars). Highly flexible, all three can be fed individually in troughs, in ringfeeders or on any clean dry concrete surface (e.g. around the edge of a yard), or combined with dry straights either ‘in the trough’ or as part of a total mixed ration (TMR).

In addition to enhancing TMR palatability, moist grains will also ‘open up’ TMR mixes, bind dry feed ingredients to forage and often improve overall ration moisture content. All are known to drive higher feed intakes and greater intake consistency.

Highly palatable – boosts intakes and helps mask unpalatable feeds.

Dual purpose – use as nutrient dense concentrate replacers or high fibre forage extenders.

Digestible fibre – buffers against acidosis, balancing rapidly fermentable energy in the rumen.

Flexible feeding – use individually, in simple mixes or as part of a total mixed ration (TMR).

Ration structure – rations ‘opened up’ and more consistent, improving feed intakes.

Clamping and storage of moist grains is easily achieved on any clean, dry concrete base using straw bales lined with silage sheeting to create temporary clamp walls. Fill the clamp and exclude air with a front-end loader, and seal with silage sheeting weighted with tyres or Secure Covers. Alternatively, store on any hard surface in an Ag-Bag.

Moist grains can also be used to create high feed value ‘moist mixes’ by mixing well with dry feeds such as sugar beet feed, soya hulls or wheatfeed during clamping. Such moist mixes have been shown to perform better in rations than if the feeds are stored and fed separately. However, we recommend that the total dry matter content of these mixes should not exceed a dm of 65%.

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