F1 Molasses - A range of high-energy liquid feeds

F1 16 Molasses

F1 Shine 16 & 20

Palatable, high energy Liquid Feed.

  F1 Shine 16 & 20
Dry matter % 64
Sugar %
(DM Basis)
41
Protein %
(DM Basis)
16 or 20
Oil % 1.2
Energy
ME MJ/KgDM
13.1
F1 Supermol

F1 Shine 30 & 47

Palatable, high-protein Liquid Feed.

  F1 Shine 30 & 47
Dry matter % 64
Sugar %
(DM Basis)
41
Protein %
(DM Basis)
30 or 47
Oil % 1.2
Energy
ME MJ/KgDM
13.1
F1 Viking Molasses

F1 Shine Transition Syrup

The ideal supplement for dry cows.

Molasses with Mono-propylene glycol, boosting energy supply to the animal, lifting blood glucose levels and reducing body condition loss.

Also contains Vitamin E and selenium to stimulate the cow's immune status, 3% Magnesium, reducing risk of milk fever and helping calcium to be mobilised from body reserves, as well as a Vitamins and minerals package that includes Bioplex Zinc and Copper!

Why Feed Molasses?

It is a common misunderstanding that having too much sugar in the diet can lead to sub-clinical and clinical acidosis, and all of the problems that come along with it. But using a quality molasses product in the correct way can be highly positive.

Dr Gregory B Penner (University of Saskatchewan) showed us that the use of sugar at around 7% of dietary dry matter had many beneficial effects.

Sugar was more positive at maintaining a healthy glucose uptake than starch (twice as good). When sugar replaces starch in the diet it does not reduce the rumen Ph.

Part of this response is due to the rumen microbes and protozoa accumulating glycogen.

The complex sugars (like those in molasses) produce acetate, propionate and butyrate. Butyrate is important to maintain the health of the papillae in the gut and stimulating insulin production which in turn increases both glucose uptake and amino acid uptake.

Facts About Molasses

  1. Sugars have variable fermentation rates. The rumen benefits from a wide spread of short and long chain sugars.
  2. Liquid sugars ferment rapidly. 95% in 2 hours and 100% in 4 hours. This is very beneficial when the diet contains non-protein nitrogen, peptides and plenty of ERDP.
  3. Molasses increases VFA production (Whey does not really do much). Molasses also increases the absorption of butyrate. Molasses also promotes better lactate capture.
  4. The use of molasses improves fibre digestibility by promoting cellulolytic bacteria.
  5. The use of molasses increases palatability by up to 2 kilos of dry matter.
  6. The use of molasses reduces sorting.
  7. We know that out of all of the liquid sugar sources, cane molasses is the most effective. Beet molasses is a poor second.
Molasses-fed cows

F1 Shine Molasses

Cane Molasses is used to supply a significant quantity of 6-Carbon sugars to the diet, we have used this as the based for our range of high performance liquid feed. To improve handling and nutrient specification, we blend the molasses with a range of other liquids.

As well as using Condensed Molasses Solubles (CMS),we like to use Pot-Ale Syrup to supply extra protein and increase energy.

Pot-Ale Syrup is the liquid residue from the production of whisky.
It is a high energy product with up to 34% Crude Protein and 14.2MJ/Kg DM.

Pot-Ale Syrup can contain high levels of copper if it is derived from copper stills, but the inclusion in our Molasses blends is not high enough to cause a problem to ruminants although we do not recommend it for pedigree lowland sheep breeds.

The inclusion of Soya Oil aids palatability. Soya Oil is an aromatic oil which is commonly included as part of the blend formula for the fat spray which is added to dairy cakes. Soya oil has also been shown to improve coat condition and give stock a bloom.

Molasses-fed cows Molasses-fed cows

F1 Shine 16 & 20

Palatable, high energy Liquid Feed

Product Features

  • A pure cane molasses base.
  • Natural protein sources from Condensed Molasses Solubles (CMS) and Pot-Ale Syrup.
  • High dry matter content.

F1 Shine 16 & 20 Benefits

  • High sugar content.
  • 16% & 20% crude protein options.
  • Highly palatable.
  • Soya oil further increases palatability and energy.
  • Stimulates DMI.
  • Increased milk production.
  • Improved milk protein.

F1 Shine 30 & 47

Palatable, high-protein Liquid Feed

Product Features

  • A pure cane molasses base.
  • Protein sources from Condensed Molasses Solubles (CMS), Pot-Ale Syrup and regulated release Urea.
  • High dry matter content.

Product Benefits

  • High sugar content.
  • 30% & 47% crude protein options.
  • Highly palatable.
  • Ideal for balancing low protein forages like Maize Silage and Whole-Crop.
  • Regulated Urea maintains a regular supply of cost-effective rumen-degradable protein.
  • Increased milk production.
Molasses-fed cows feeding on TMR Molasses-fed cows

F1 Shine Transition Syrup

The ideal supplement for dry cows

Product Features

  • Molasses - highly palatable sugars encourage dry matter intakes and stimulate regenration of rumen papillae.
  • Mono-propylene glycol - boosts energy supply to the animal, lifts blood glucose levels and reduces body condition loss.
  • Vitamin E and selenium - Stimulates the cow's immune status.
  • 3% magnesium - reduces risk of milk fever and helps calcium to be mobilised from body reserves.
  • Vitamins and minerals package includes Bioplex Zinc and Copper.

Product Benefits

  • Raises peak milk yield.
  • Boosts mean milk yield in the first 56 days.
  • Increases mean DM intakes in first 8 weeks.
  • Improved energy balance and reduced metabolic stress.
F1 Shine Transition Syrup - dry cow!