Concentrates feeds

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Concentrates for dairy feeding come in a perplexing variety of different individual ingredients, descriptions and forms, each with their own advantages and limitations

Concentrates feeds

Concentrates feeds

A concentrate is usually described as a feed or feed mixture which supplies primary nutrients (protein, carbohydrate and fat) at higher level but contains less than 18% crude fibre (CF) with low moisture. In general, concentrates are feeds that are high in nitrogen free extract (NFE) and Total Digestible Nutrients (TDN) and low in crude  fibre.

On the basis of the crude protein content of air dry concentrates, these are classified as either energy rich concentrates when crude protein (CP) is less than 18% or protein rich concentrates when the CP value exceeds  18%.