June 8, 2020
| Grass growth rates
Grass growth rates this year are significantly below last year's, with cows having been turned out early there could now be a shortage of grass.
It is becoming increasingly important to supplement grazing in order to retain enough grass for silage stocks.
Grazed grass is not a perfectly...
December 23, 2019
| Ireland Newsletter Market Update November 2019
Molasses products represent excellent value and are the most cost-effective source of sugar available to livestock farmers. We have seen a strong growth in sales over the last several years as our ongoing R&D program has highlighted the unique benefits of molasses based feeds in ruminant...
June 14, 2017
| Molasses fuels feeding efficiency
Molasses is a multi-purpose sugar source that plays an important role in increasing feeding efficiency of all livestock. It may be used as a silage additive, livestock dietary component and health enhancer.
Molasses fuels feeding efficiency (PDF)
April 21, 2016
| Make quality silage with molasses
ED&F Man Liquid Products carried out supervised on-farm trials in 2012 & 2013, to quantify the response of molasses as a silage additive. The results showed that it increases profitability significantly and gives an excellent rate of return on one’s investment.
November 28, 2014
| Introducing sugar plus
Recently, we introduced three new products to the ED&F Man range of liquid feeds. SugarPlus 70, SugarPlus 68 and SugarPlus 66 contain higher sugar levels than our standard molasses blends. By combining two forms of sugars, namely sucrose and lactose, we have created a more energy-dense liquid...
October 27, 2014
| The multipurpose cost-effective sugar source
Molasses is a multipurpose sugar source that plays an important role in increasing farm output in an efficient and cost effective manner. It may be used as a silage additive, livestock dietary component and health enhancer.
Multipurpose Cost-Effective Sugar Source (PDF)
September 9, 2014
| Make quality silage with molasses (update)
Grass silage represents the greater part of winter feed rations. It is therefore important to make the highest quality silage possible. Molasses as a silage additive provides a source of readily fermentable sugar to promote the ensiling process.
When ensiling grass in unfavourable weather, using...
July 22, 2014
| Increase your profits with molasses
Herd lactation yields as a rule of thumb range from 180 times to 200 times their peak daily milk yield. The former multiplier applies to late calving creamery milk herds and the latter to winter milk and early calving creamery milk herds. To maximise the milk output potential of dairy herds it is...
May 15, 2013
| Make quality silage with molasses
Grass silage typically represents at least 50% of Winter rations. It is therefore important to make the highest quality silage possible. There are many silage additives available, some based on pH control, others on microbial inoculants. The use of molasses as an additive provides both...
April 9, 2012
ED&F Man Liquid Products Ireland
ED&F Man Liquid Products Ireland – formerly known as Hibernian Molasses and located at Dublin Port – has been established for over 30 years, as a key provider of molasses and molasses blends to the animal feed industry.
We re-located to a new office in...
March 20, 2012
| It always pays to use molasses
The key to stimulating a rapid increase in rumen microbe numbers is the supply of energy in the form of quickly degradable carbohydrates i.e. soluble sugars. Digestion of these sugars stimulates the rumen fermentation process. Carbohydrate sources comprised of starch and fibre are slower to digest...
February 14, 2012
| Effective rations
For maximum performance, good herd health and fertility, cows need a diet geared to maximising the population of rumen microbes. So it’s essential to provide a ration which is balanced to provide a supply of sugars, starch and fibre. This then ensures a steady supply of VFA’s (volatile fatty...
January 17, 2012
| ED&F Man liquid products
BENEFITS OF MOLASSES BLENDS
Good Source of Energy with addedProtein
Boosts diet palatability
Improves forage intake
Prevents ration sorting
Dust free Molasses blends do away withparlour dust once and for all
Suitable for dairy cows, beef cattle,sheep, horses and pigs