Reduce diet costs with Nitroshure urea
26 September 2012
A new encapsulated urea supplement is proving a cost-effective replacement for soya in the diet of lactating dairy cows – but without compromising the quality of feed. Nitroshure, manufactured by Balchem in the US and marketed in the UK and Ireland by AB Vista, is a rich source of both nitrogen and protein for ruminants.
As a slow-release nitrogen supplement, Nitroshure enables dairy nutritionists and producers to take a more flexible approach to feed programming. What’s more, its high protein density allows for a greater variety of ingredients in the diet, in place of other protein supplements.
Michael Noonan, Business Development Manager for AB Vista’s GB and Ireland team, said: “We are delighted that we can now make this supplement commercially available to our customers in the UK and Ireland at a time when diet costs are at a record high”.
“Nitroshure supplies cows with the same amount of protein as traditional protein supplements. The cost of Nitroshure is equivalent to soya at a price of around £300/T. Therefore, a significant saving is possible based on current (and rising) soya prices of around £450/T. Dairy producers can make considerable savings by replacing soya in the diet with Nitroshure, while maintaining the quality and other nutritional benefits of the feed.”