06 August 2020
Adding the sugarbased lure in the through provided more milkings and fewer fetch cows
Trials with BeneoCarb S isomaltulose syrup in the milking robots at Arne Porse’s holding has so far resulted in a few more milkings per cow; fewer fetch cows and cows in first lactation getting faster accustomed to being milked in a robot, according to the June edition of the Danish magazine “Kvæg”.
Since the trials with BeneoCarb S began in December 2019, a progress in yield of 500 kg ECM per cow has been registered. It is still too soon to conclude if the entire progress can be entirely attributed to the introduction of BeneoCarb S in the milking robots. However, it is evident that the sugarbased lure tempts the cows which can be seen from the overview of milking permissions and fetch cows. There are significantly fewer fetch cows now than before.
In addition, Arne Porse has noted that the first lactation cows grow faster accustomed to being milked by robot after the introduction of BeneoCarb S.
BeneoCarb S is easy to use in the milking robot
The sugar product is dosed directly down into the through on top of the feed mixture when the cow goes into one of the milking robots. With a viscosity that is independent of the temperature, BeneoCarb S is very easy to pump unlike molasses which can be very difficult to handle. Moreover, it contains 20% more energy compared to molasses.
For more information about BeneoCarb S isomaltulose syrup, please contact Per Sigsgaard.
- Isomaltulose syrup is made from beet sugar using a process where enzymes are added to the beet sugar.
- Beneo Carb S has a taste of honey.
- The product is listed in NorFor’s feedstuff register.
- In 2017 BeneoCarb S was tested by SEGES, the leading agricultural knowledge and innovation centre in Denmark, in four high-yielding holdings (over 12,000 kg ECM per cow). BeneoCarb S was shown to give 0.2 more searches per cow to the robots. For some of the participating holdings, the search was already at 2.8 milkings per cow.