Wholecrop Goldmill - High Dry Matter
wholecrop goldmill is a favourable alternative to urea treatment as it produces consistent results and is not as costly or wasteful in terms of ammonia nitrogen and environmental pollution. However, grain processing results in high levels of rapidly fermentable starch in the rumen which can cause acidosis if not fed correctly. Traditionally crops were harvested at the ‘soft cheddar’ stage which equates to a dry matter of approximately 40% for wheat and about 35% for barley. Crops harvested later, have an increasing requirement for physical processing as the dry matter rises, to prevent grain loss through the animal. This can now be achieved by using onboard processors to ‘dent’ the grain as it passes through the harvester.