LiquidsSpey Syrup

Spey Syrup is a very palatable free flowing distillery syrup, high in protein and energy, drives intakes and rumen protein production as well as reducing diet sorting.

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Typical analysis (on a dry matter basis)

Dry Matter (%) [i]42.0
Crude Protein (%) [i]32.0*
Energy (MJ ME/kg DM) [i]14.2
Oil (%)1.0
NDF (%) [i]1.0
Starch (%)1.0
Sugar (%)2.0
DUP (%) [i]3.75

# Spey Syrup contains a lot of yeast cell wall material. Studies have shown greater than 20% of the dry matter is comprised of ’hexose equivalents’ that will provide fermentable carbohydrate for the rumen microbes.

*Protein may vary from 30 - 35% depending on distillery source.

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What are you trying to achieve?

Need

Feature

Benefit

Drive intake

Highly palatable and attractive aroma with a low concentrate substitution rate.

Masks less palatable feed ingredients. Stimulates total feed intake, including home produced feeds, thus lowering feed costs.

Increase milk yield

A ready source of fermentable energy and protein.

Balances rapidly digestible energy sources such as cereals and low protein forages.

Improve rumen efficiency

Distillery products contain high levels of yeast fragments.

Stimulates rumen microbial activity leading to increased digestion especially of fibrous feeds.

Reduce ration sorting and minimise dust

A binding liquid.

Livestock consume a more balanced ration, reducing the risk of acidosis and improving feed efficiency. Less dust reduces feed waste, improves the working environment and feed intakes.

No processing, ready to feed,   easy storage

A free flowing liquid.

Easy to store and convey.

The predicted responses (benefits) assume that the specified nutrient, physical or structural dietary components are limiting livestock performance in the current ration.

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Recommended daily feed rates (per head basis)

Spey Syrup can be fed as part of a TMR, within a blend or as a straight liquid by pouring onto other feeds or via ball feeders.

Milking Cows

Up to 5 (typically 3)kg

Dry Cows

Up to 2.5 kg

Replacement Heifers

Up to 4 kg and up to 15% of the DMI

Calves (to 12 weeks)

Up to 0.75 kg and up to 10% of the DMI

Growing Cattle

Up to 4 kg and up to 15% of the DMI

Finishing Cattle

Up to 5 kg and up to 20% of the DMI

Suckler Cows

Up to 5 (typically 3)kg

Ewes and Rams

Unless specifically recommended, Spey Syrup should not be used in sheep diets due to the risk of copper poisoning. It should never be fed to housed sheep.

Hoggets and Lambs

DMI = dry matter intake

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Availability, handling and storage

Spey Syrup is delivered in 20 and 29 bulk tankers and is available UK wide, all year around.

Tanks should be built to hold and dispatch bulk liquids. They should be well maintained and cleaned out regularly to prevent the build up of sediment. A 4-inch diameter pipe work is adequate to handle Spey Syrup.

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Additional information

Method of production

Spey Syrup is a co-product from the Scottish Whisky Industry. It is the liquid remaining after first distillation which is concentrated by removing water using a technique known as evaporation.

Quality Assurance

Spey Syrup is a FEMAS-assured product. Spey Syrup (Pot Ale) is listed under number 1.12.16 in the EU Catalogue of Feed Materials.

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Detailed typical analysis (fresh basis other than where stated)

Dry matter

%

42.0

Calcium

g/kg

0.63

Oil A

%

0.19

Magnesium

g/kg

2.52

Oil B

%

0.22

Phosphorus

g/kg

0.90

Crude protein

%

13.4

Potassium

g/kg

0.93

Crude protein: DM

%

32.0

Salt

g/kg

0.84

Fibre

%

0.17

Sodium

g/kg

0.42

Ash

%

4.00

Copper

mg/kg

40.9

ME* – in vivo

MJ/kg DM

14.2

Manganese

mg/kg

15.0

NDF

%

0.40

Selenium

mg/kg

0.02

Starch

%

0.56

Zinc

mg/kg

9.50

Sugar

%

0.80

Saturates

% of oil

22.0

ERDP-FiM*

% @ 6%

11.6

Monounsaturates

% of oil

13.0

DUP-FiM*

% @ 6%

1.57

PUFAs

% of oil

65.0

DUP digestibility

%

80.0

Long chain PUFAs

% of oil

0.00

sDM

0.36

Lysine

% of CP

6.47

aDM

0.90

Methionine

% of CP

1.06

bDM

0.10

Cysteine

% of CP

2.11

cDM

0.50

Histidine

% of CP

3.23

sN

0.54

Threonine

% of CP

5.61

aN

0.90

bN

0.10

cN

0.40

Legal disclaimer

Suggested feeding rates are produced as a guide only and many other factors may have an overriding effect on animal response; no performance guarantee can be given. Rations should be carefully balanced for energy and protein, contain sufficient forage to maintain rumen function and be fortified with an appropriate vitamin and mineral supplement. Animals must have constant access to clean water.

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