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What is Alkalage?

Alkalage is produced by simply mixing the unique alkalising feed pellets (Home n' Dry) with a minimum application rate of 40kg/tonne, with a ripe, fully mature, combine ready cereal crop, harvested through a small grain processor and clamping well.

Easy to use in a one-step application, once in contact with moisture, Home n' Dry pellets release ammonia into the subject crop or feed, destroying microbes, moulds and some mycotoxins.

 

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Alkalage provides numerous advantages:
 
  • Optimum crop utilisation as the mature crop has maximum starch and dry matter yield
  • Alkaline pH helps buffer the rumen, safely increasing the overall cereal content of the diet
  • Reduce the risk of Sub Acute Ruminal Acidosis (SARA)
  • Protein levels allow reduced bought-in protein requirements 
  • Cost effective supply of both starch and protein
  • A stable forage is created with no fermentation losses
  • Alkalage allows a wider crop harvest window
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Alkalage

Typical Analysis

wheat (DM)

Starch 35%

Protein 14.5%

ME 11

pH 8.5

Powerful Rumen Buffer

Once the ammonia has been released from the Home n' Dry pellets by intrinsic enzyme action, a further reaction occurs leaving behind alkaline ammonium salts, mainly ammonium bicarbonate, which is also an excellent rumen buffer and nitrogen source.

  • Increased protein

  • Not acidic - Alkaline pH

  • Powerful rumen buffer

  • Stable clamp once opened

  • Increased digestibility

  • Support rumen health

  • Effective in combination with grass silage and/or maize silage

  • Cost effective provider of starch and protein TOGETHER

The resultant forage is alkaline, stable, with an increased protein content and, as the ammonia also reacts with lignin in plant cell walls, it has enhanced digestibility.

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Alkalage is a proven method of utilising own-grown, mature cereal crop feeds to help support animal performance and health, whilst reducing the proportion of purchased feeds in the diet. The high pH in the treated crop helps buffer the rumen against excess acidity and allows a whole new approach to feedstuffs and feeding techniques.

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