What is Alkastraw?

Alkastraw is widely used to improve ration structure in modern, high fibre dry cow diets; especially with Total Mixed Rations. Alkastraw incorporated into a balanced diet will improve rumen health and function, leading to improved performance and overall animal health. Alkastraw production provides a viable option to provide the important straw component for the diet.  Ready to feed out of the clamp, straight into the diet, without baling which can be difficult to handle and chop.

Alkastraw provides numerous advantages:

  • Alkaline pH helps buffer rumen function and provides essential ration fibre structure

  • Alkaline properties react with plant cell wall lignin, enhancing digestibility

  • Highly effective form of structural fibre which is easy to handle and feed

  • Increased crop protein levels provide a cost-effective product

  • A stable feed mix is created with no fermentation losses

  • Alkastraw allows a wider crop harvest window