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Dairy Event 2011
At a press briefing, we launched Biopara-Milk. The briefing text can be downloaded.
Presentation pack downloads
You can download each of the files by clicking below:
Poster on Biopara-Milk
Active Fibre explanation
A new way of ME
A new Microbial Growth Potential
An example of Grass Silage
An example of Maize Silage
An example of Wholecrop Silage
Frank Wright adopt the Bioparametrics Analysis System!
From October 2007, the largest silage analytical lab in the UK will be using the Bioparametrics Analysis System to provide routine analysis for ALL wholecrop cereal and maize silage samples! Not only were Frank Wright impressed with the ability of the system to predict the overall degradability of silages but also in its ability to provide them with the means of producing s,a,b,c fractions for these forage types. Up until now, the prediction of individual s,a,b,c degradation parameters for cereal wholecrops was impossible and therefore all wholecrop and maize silages were routinely reported with only one set of degradation parameters regardless of their chemical composition.
Frank Wright's own research showed that when compared to the Bioparametrics Analysis System, these fixed rumen degradation parameters meant that the metabolisable protein supply for milk production from:
Maize silage was OVERESTIMATED by up to 2.6L per day
Wholecrop silage was UNDERESTIMATED by up to 1.3L per day
According to Frank Wright:
" The proportion of quickly fermented starch in cereal silages does vary with the total starch content and hence crop maturity...clearly, for maize and wholecrop silages, using fixed standard rumen degradation values, particularly for dry matter and hence the energy source for rumen microbial growth, can result in an inaccurate estimation of metabolisable protein supply to the dairy cow"
"Based on the invitro gas production technique it has been possible to develop an NIRS calibration..with a low prediction error... for the direct prediction of rumen degradability fractions [in cereals silage]...required for Feed into Milk [FiM] ration formulation"
" This [new system] will enable improved accuracy of rationing and prediction of performance of dairy cows, resulting in improved profitability of the dairy enterprise"
To view an example of the new FiM silage analysis format, please click here
Biopara-Milk Users Issues
If you have any problems with Biopara-Milk or would like to discuss any specific issues, please email Neil Jessop at: