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Molasses versus Sugars

LIQUID FEEDS ARE MORE THAN MOLASSES
Registered and customized Liquid Feed products, contain molasses, protein from corn solubles and additional sugar sources. Molasses contains sucrose, glucose, fructose, organic acids including lactic and malic etc. other carbohydrates and is a rich source of B Vitamins. Adding custom blend molasses products to your TMR provides many benefits in the form of ration conditioning. Cows consume more NDF and more overall DMI.

THE DISADVANTAGES OF DRY SUGAR
  1. Dry sugar promotes the sorting of the TMR leading to cows consuming grain at the expense of consuming forage. This will lead to a lower ruminal pH and less efficient digestion.
  2. Dry sugar does not improve the palatability of the forage in the diet. Dry sugar improves the palatability of the dry grain. This will lead to over consumption of grain and under consumption of forage. End result is less efficient digestion.
  3. Dry sugar is just sucrose, a disaccharide. You lose the benefit of multiple sugars from molasses.
  4. Dry sugar does not contain organic acids such as malic acid which stimulates microbial growth in the rumen.


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