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Cane Molasses

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									Cane Molasses
TYPICAL ANALYSIS (Dry Matter Basis except DM)

               Dry Matter                    75 %
               Crude Protein                 6.5 %
               Oil                           Trace

               NDF                           Nil
               Starch                        Trace
               Sugar                         64 %

               ME                            12.7 MJ/kg DM
               Density                       156 Gallons (708 litres) per tonne


PRODUCT DETAIL

•      High energy in a rapidly available form
•      Provides high level of Sucrose sugar
•      Helps improve diet palatability
•      Helps to promote high dry matter intakes
•      Highly digestible and contributes to rumen fermentation
•      Very viscous
•      Can prove difficult to handle in cold conditions


PRODUCT BACKGROUND

Cane Molasses is a dark brown, viscous liquid produced as a co-product of the production
of sugar from the sugar cane plant. After dissolving sugars out of the fibrous cane at high
temperature, the crystals of sugar settle out as the liquid cools leaving the Cane Molasses,
sometimes called “Black Strap”, behind.


HANDLING AND STORAGE

As with other molasses products, Cane Molasses is delivered in bulk liquid tankers with
discounts available for 15, 20 and 25 tonne lots. Tanks should be built to hold and dispatch
bulk liquids and care should be taken to ensure they are cleaned out from time to time to
ensure no build up of sediment.
4 inch diameter pipework, or the metric equivalent, is adequate to handle Cane Molasses.
In cold weather, Cane Molasses can flow very slowly and this should be taken into
consideration when choosing the product.
FEEDING

Cane Molasses is suitable for inclusion in the diets of all ruminant livestock and can offer a
very effective way to increase the palatability of feeds whilst contributing high levels of
energy from sugars.

Dairy Cows
Ideal for complete diets at up to 3kg per head per day. Normal feed rates between 1 and
2 kg.

Beef
Up to 10 % can be included in beef diets depending on the nature of other feeds in the mix
and subsequent storage facilities for the finished ration.

Youngstock
As with beef cattle, up to 10 % of Cane Molasses can be safely included in youngstock
diets from four weeks of age.

Sheep
Cane Molasses can be used at up to 10 % of dry sheep diets but is generally not suited to
feeding in ball feeders because of its high viscosity.


AVAILABILITY

Imported into most molasses terminals throughout the UK, Cane Molasses is readily
available to all areas all year around.


KW Scotland                   KW North                       KW South
01292 525982                  01977 686262                   01264 358011

Alternatively, ring 08453 559935 for your local KW office, calls are charged at local rate.



Note:
Cane Molasses should only be used in diets where recommended by a suitably qualified
person.  Furthermore, as feeding is only one part of overall animal influence, no
performance guarantees can be made.

								
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