Millstream Animal Feeds
Our customers include a wide range of feed mills, merchants and manufacturers throughout Ireland, the U.K. and Europe. The foods that we recover make ideal raw materials and ingredients for the production of high quality feeds.
We also directly supply farmers with a few of our products. They are of exceptional value. These feeds provide a range of benefits to stock;
- Enhanced nutrition
- Stimulation of rumen function
- Improved palatability
- Enhanced feed intake
- Improved fibre digestibility
NOTE: Independent nutritional advice should be sought for the inclusion of Millstream's
products into a balanced diet.
Proudly Irish Distributor of
FRESH FROM FACTORY TO FARM
PROCESSING SURPLUS FOOD INTO HIGH QUALITY FEED
SINCE 1956. SUGARICH.CO.UK
MillRich Confectionery 760
A well balanced mill grade by-product feed suitable for all classes of livestock (especially bovine). Highly palatable biscuit meal with high oil levels combined with excellent starch and sugars.
MillRich Sweet Cake 122
A high starch and sugar by-product feed suitable for all classes of ruminants. High energy helps to promote both yields and live weight gain.
Advantages of MillRich Sweet Cake 122 and MillRich Confectionery 760
Various Energy Sources – These feeds have combination of various energy sources with different degradable properties. Whereas Wheat, Maize, Barley and Oats all behave slightly differently in the animal. The benefit of Sweet Cake and Confectionery feeds is that it helps to ensure that there is available energy for the rumen bacteria; the initial supply of readily available carbohydrates from sugars and simple carbohydrates provides energy for the rumen microbes to mop up the simple nitrogen compounds present in preserved forages to produce microbial protein. Medium length starches, which break down more slowly, sustain the slower acting bacteria in their protein synthesis and there will still be some slow degrading starch that will possibly by-pass the rumen.
Cooked products are highly digestibile – This means the animal can utilise more of the product. Very simply the more that is digestible the less waste, high digestibility can also encourage higher intakes, which results in greater forage intake and more weight gain attributed to forage intake, forage being the most cost effective feed the farmer has.
Very palatable due to high sugar contents- This helps drive intakes to increase milk and meat production. Smell and taste are key senses that stimulate appetite in ruminants, addition of by-products is tremendously beneficial if some of the forages are not of the best quality and intakes are below expected.
No processing fees – The feed is ready to use when it arrives on the farm. Upon the arrival of whole cereals they have to be processed (ground, rolled or cracked) before they can be digested by the animal, poor processing that results in a proportion of whole grain being fed, often noticed when whole grains are being seen in the manure results in wastage. It also avoids having to hire in Mill Mix contractors who usually charge €9 to €12 per tonne.
High Energy Density – Sweet Cake and Confectionery have a higher energy density than ground maize. 15.5 ME+ vs 14 ME maize. (11% more). This in the present raw material market is worth over €15 per tonne, a higher energy density means less space being used in the diet leaving more space for forage which as we have mentioned before are the farmer’s most cost effective feed.
Unique Blend – Biscuit contains a unique blend of starch, sugar and oil – maize and rolled cereals just provide starch
High in Oil – With feed fats around €780/t Sweet Cake and Confectionery contain over €65 worth of oil.
Improves M/D of diets – aiming for 12MJ/Kg DM in a dairy diet most commercial diets fall below this unless expensive fats are added to improve the density. (M/D is megajoules of metabolisable energy per kilogram of dry matter)
GMO free – so suitable for certain supermarket contracts. Compared to the large quantities of imported genetically modified cereals.
All year round availability
Other products available directly to farmers include;
Millstream Milk Powder is manufactured using surplus ingredients from the production of food grade fat filled milk powder, whole milk powder, skim, whey, lactose and maltodextrin. It is not formulated as calf milk replacer and has lower protein, however many farmers are using it in conjunction with calf milk replacers. Consistency in the product is ensured by our expert buyers and skilled processors.
As this product is a by-product, independent nutritional advice should be obtained prior to feeding.
Pot Ale Syrup
This is the rich liquid remaining after distillation in whiskey production. It is a highly palatable and nutritious feed for ruminants and pigs.
By – Products of Alcohol Distilling
Analytical Constituents- Crude Protein 8.5% (analysis on an as is basis)
As this product is a by-product the analysis may vary.
Oat Hulls often outperform other sources (of fibre) in the diet because they have a higher passage rate through the animal. Performance is all about intake in absolute quantities and cattle are able to eat more of the oat hulls .
Benefits; Much more digestible than Wheat Very High in Starch Excellent complement to long fibre feeds such as hay, silage and straw Easy to mix in Diet Feeders Very High Dry Matter