DistillersBritish Wheat Distillers

A very palatable, high energy and protein feed, rich in digestible fibre, low in starch and providing a good source of bypass protein.  Sourced from the Vivergo biorefinery in Yorkshire it provides a sustainable alternative to soya.

DairyBeefYoungstockSheep/GoatHorse
IntakeRumen Efficiency

Typical analysis (on a dry matter basis)

Dry Matter (%) [?]92.0
Crude Protein (%) [?]35.0
Energy (MJ ME/kg DM) [?]13.7
Oil (%)7.0
NDF (%) [?]31.5
Starch (%)2.0
Sugar (%)1.0
DUP (%) [?]12.0
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What are you trying to achieve?

Need

Feature

Benefit

Drive intake

Highly palatable feed.

Can stimulate intakes of less palatable feeds, increasing milk and meat production.

Reduce feed costs

High quality protein and a good source of bypass protein.

Allows ratios of soya and low protein concentrates to be replaced whilst providing similar energy and protein levels (usually at lower cost).

Improve rumen efficiency

Distillery products contain high levels of yeast fragments particularly in the solubles fraction.

Stimulates rumen activity, promoting fibre digestion and overall feed efficiency.

Minimise risk of acidosis

High proportion of the energy as digestible fibre.

Allows energy intakes to be increased without increasing the risk of acidosis associated with high starch feeds.

Feeding flexibility

Pellet durability.

Suitable for use in 'in parlour', automated and floor feeding systems. Can be transferred to feeders via auger systems.

The predicted responses (benefits) assume that the specified nutrient, physical or structural dietary components are limiting livestock performance in the current ration.

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Recommended daily feed rates (per head basis)

British Wheat Distillers can be fed via automated feeders, top dressed or floor fed, and used individually or as part of a blend or TMR.  

Milking Cows

Up to 4 (typically 3)kg

Dry Cows

Up to 2 kg

Replacement Heifers

Up to 3 kg and up to 35% of the DMI

Calves (to 12 weeks)

Up to 1.5 kg and up to 25% of the DMI

Growing Cattle

Up to 2.5 kg and up to 40% of the DMI

Finishing Cattle

Up to 4 kg and up to 40% of the DMI

Suckler Cows

Up to 4 (typically 2)kg

# Ewes and Rams

Up to 1(typically 0.5)kg

# Hoggets and Lambs 

Up to 0.75kg and up to 50% of the DMI

# (Unlike feeds from the Distillery Industry, co-products from bio-ethanol production do not contain high levels of copper).

DMI = dry matter intake

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Availability, handling and storage

British Wheat Distillers are available as bulk tipped or blown loads. Like all dry feeds, they should be stored in a secure shed, bunker, bin or hopper and kept cool, dry and free from vermin.

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Additional information

Method of production

British Wheat Distillers are a product of the Vivergo biorefinery in Hull. Following the fermentation of wheat and the distillation of ethanol, they are obtained from drying solid residues of fermented grains and adding evaporated syrups (solubles).

Quality Assurance

British Wheat Distillers are FEMAS assured (or a recognised equivalent) product. Wheat Distillers are listed under number 1.12.11 in the EU Catalogue of Feed Materials.

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Detailed typical analysis (fresh basis other than where stated)

Dry matter

%

92.0

Calcium

g/kg

0.15

Oil A

%

5.50

Magnesium

g/kg

0.25

Oil B

%

6.50

Phosphorus

g/kg

0.90

Crude protein

%

32.0

Potassium

g/kg

1.10

Crude protein: DM

%

35.0

Salt

g/kg

3.50

Fibre

%

7.50

Sodium

g/kg

0.70

Ash

%

5.00

Copper

mg/kg

12.0

ME* – in vivo

MJ/kg DM

13.7

Manganese

mg/kg

65.0

NDF

%

29.0

Selenium

mg/kg

0.15

Starch

%

2.00

Zinc

mg/kg

85.0

Sugar

%

1.00

Saturates

% of oil

19.0

ERDP-FiM*

% @ 6%

19.5

Monounsaturates

% of oil

19.0

DUP-FiM*

% @ 6%

11.0

PUFAs

% of oil

62.0

DUP digestibility

%

82.0

Long chain PUFAs

% of oil

0.00

sDM

0.27

Lysine

% of CP

2.00

aDM

0.70

Methionine

% of CP

1.40

bDM

0.21

Cysteine

% of CP

1.75

cDM

0.11

Histidine

% of CP

2.25

sN

0.30

Threonine

% of CP

3.20

aN

0.74

bN

0.18

cN

0.17

Legal disclaimer

Suggested feeding rates are produced as a guide only and many other factors may have an overriding effect on animal response; no performance guarantee can be given. Rations should be carefully balanced for energy and protein, contain sufficient forage to maintain rumen function and be fortified with an appropriate vitamin and mineral supplement. Animals must have constant access to clean water.

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