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BUFFERFAT GAIN BufferFat is a specialised dairy feed delivering an innovative combination of nutrition technologies to help support milk fat % on Spring grass as part of an overall farm management programme. Main Ingredients Maize, Sugar Beet pulp, Barley, Citrus pulp, Soya hulls.

Feed Guidelines •

Feed to milking cows as a supplement to grazed grass.

Feed 2.5kg/cow/day to provide 60g Cal Mag (30g Magnesium) to help prevent Grass Tetany.

Do not exceed 4.0kg, to avoid overfeeding minerals.

Do not provide other additional minerals without professional advice.

Feed in conjunction with long forage as part of a holistic management programme to help minimise Milk Fat Depression.

Features and Benefits • 13% Protein feed that supports milk fat % by stabilising rumen pH to prevent rumen Acidosis (SARA). • Digestible fibre Beet pulp/Citrus pulp/Soya hull blend supports milk fat yield by reducing rumen acid load. • Acid buffer from calcified Lithothamnium marine algae supports rumen pH, butterfat % and milk yield. • Yea-Sacc® live yeast helps stabilise rumen pH and supports butterfat %, milk yield and BCS. • Maize rumen by-pass starch fuels milk solids production, without excess acid production in rumen. • Full mineral allowance (Calcium, Phosphorous, Magnesium, Sodium) in 2.5kg daily feed rate. • Full trace element allowance (Copper, Selenium, Iodine, Zinc, Manganese, Cobalt) in 2.5kg daily feed rate. • Magnesium (Cal Mag 60g/2.5kg) helps prevent Grass Tetany.

NUTRIENT Protein Magnesium

Live yeast rumen modifier, stabilizing rumen pH and improving digestion efficiency.

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AMOUNT

%

13

%

1.5

Copper

mg/kg

50

Iodine

mg/kg

5.0

Selenium

mg/kg

1.0

ADDITIVE

UNITS

AMOUNT

Copper

mg/kg

40

Iodine

mg/kg

4.0

Selenium

mg/kg

0.8

Vitamin A

IU/kg

20,000

Vitamin D3

IU/kg

3,000

Vitamin E

IU/kg

20

UNITS

AMOUNT

Minimum

kg/day

2.5

Maximum

kg/day

4.0

FEED RATE

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The Feed Requirement Of Your Herd This Spring

Bodyweight

Maintenance UFL/Day

Milk Fat %

UFL/Litre

450

4.9

3.4

.40

500

5.3

3.6

.41

550

5.6

3.8

.43

600

6.0

4.0

.44

650

6.4

4.2

.45

700

6.7

A cow will reach her highest daily milk output 6–8 weeks after calving but will only reach her highest intake of dry matter 10–12 weeks post-calving. In the meantime, the cow will use energy from her fat reserves to make up the deficit for several weeks. If this period is not controlled, and the cow loses too much body condition in early lactation, fertility will be significantly compromised.

Milk Fat is the biggest driver of UFL requirement/litre

Intake will increase by 0.75–1.0kg DM every week until reaching peak intake at 16–18kg DM during week 10–12 of the lactation.

Bespoke UFL requirement of your herd this spring

Typical UFL values

Average bodyweight (kg)

Maintenance UFL/day =

Grass silage

Average litres/day

Litres x UFL/litre milk fat % = Production UFL/day

77 DMD

0.87 UFL

72 DMD

0.81 UFL

68 DMD

0.76 UFL

Average milk fat % Body condition UFL/day requirement

Total UFL requirement / day =

Grass supply of UFL/kg DM

=

Grazed grass

Grass silage supply of UFL/kg DM

=

Growth stage

DMD

UFL

Total forage UFL supplied/kg DM

=

Green leaf

80–90

0.95–1.0

UFL deficit identified

=

Green Stem

60–70

0.73–0.8

Mature stem

40–50

0.45–0.55

Dead stem

35–40

0.35–0.45

Supplementation required

=

BCS adjustment

Example scenario: 600kg cow, milking 27 litres @ 3.8% BF

Weight gain

4.5 UFL/kg

Maintenance

6.0 UFL

Weight loss

3.5 UFL/kg

Production requirement

27L x 3.8% BF = 27 x 0.43 = 11.6 UFL

1 unit of BCS

~200 UFL

Total UFL requirement

17.6 UFL/day

Grass supply

15kg DM x 0.95 = 14.25 UFL

Deficit identified

3.35 UFL = 3.5kg required

Where the cows dietary requirements are not met and excessive BCS losses are experienced post-calving, detrimental effects on conception rates will be the subsequent result. See below the extent of effects on conception rates when differing alterations in BCS are experienced post-calving.

Body condition at calving

Body Condition loss from calving: conception rate (Moorepark 2001) 0.25

0.25–0.50

>0.50

>3

72%

64%

53%

2.75–3.0

64%

55%

44%

<2.75

57%

49%

37%

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*cows that loose <0.5 BCS (25kg) reach first service 14 days earlier than those loosing 1 BCS post calving

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