Argos Feed Group Zrt. is a well-known company in the market of liquid feed supplements. Decades of experience and a wide range of customers guarantee quality of our products and reliability of our services. As a result of previous years’ feed situation and concentration of dairy farms in Hungary, application of molasses based liquid feed supplements became a common practice in foraging dairy and beef cattle.
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Molasses based liquid products offer a natural solution to overcome energy deficiency in stock-raising. Liquid feed is tasty, contains high level of energy, easy to digest, and aims to increase nutrition adsorption. Characteristics of molasses are fundamental features of all products in Argos Feed Group Zrt.’s MelaVite family: stimulates rumen, incerases appetite, tasty, renown source of energy and conditioner feed.
During last ten years, production of liquid feed supplements has been increasing steadily. When applied hand in hand with proper feeding and animal health, dairy farms with high numbers of cows can achieve better milk yields with putting extra emphasis on cost-efficiency.
A series of experiments prove its beneficial effect on feed utilization and quantity of milk production. These studies clearly show superior performance of those groups fed with blended feed containing MelaVite MV60: fluctuation in day-long temperatures and appetite were found smaller than in the control group. This was just as evident in daily milk yield as well. After an adapting period of carbohydrate rumen-fermentation, appetite exceeded former 100%, and in spite of extreme heat weather (temperatures over 30°C) it remained this level for a long time.
In feeding both ruminants and monogastric animals, glycerol is a widely used byproduct, to increase energy concentration of rations, to prevent and cure some metabolism issues during calving, to compensate energy deficiency occurring in early stages of lactation. MelaVite SG is a product family with notable glycerol content, providing a significant amount of energy. Utilizing its positive dietary effects, it allows rapid energy intake, increases gluconeogenesis, antiketogenic and has liver protecting effect.
Supplementing feed with urea-containing MelaVite MVU ensures continuous nitrogen and carbohydrate supply of rumen bugs by the duo of urea and carbohydrate. Synchronization of these provides a better environment to them, therefore helps their multiplication. Increased number of such microorganisms improves fiber digestion, exploits nutrients in feed better, and can assist formation of more microbial protein. Using MelaVite MVU, 0,2-0,4% more fat and 0,05-0,1% more protein can be fed. (Improvement can be extreme in case of low quality basic feed.) Urea supply can ensure non-protein nitrogen for microbial protein synthesis, therefore partly can substitute dietary protein sources for ruminants. Safe dosage of urea supplement can be 1% of total dry matter (equals 0,3 g/tfkg/day), if rumen of the animal adapted well and diet is rich in easily digestible carbohydrate. During metabolism in ruminants, urea can cause no issue in digestion. Substituting protein with urea cannot increase nitrogen load on nature, when feed is well balanced.
MelaVite MVU+G is a combination of glycerol based liver protection and increased appetite and dry matter utilization, mostly for production groups (primarily freshly calved cows with 30+ kg/day milk yield) where combined, positively interacting intake of carbohydrate and rumen degradable protein is necessary. Experience shows the product can be a good solution to decrease high starch levels in TMR, for safe and continuous adsorption of cheap nitrogen-ammonia.
Remarkable cost reduction can be achieved with this product in feeding dairy cows, heifers and beef cattle. Its featured component is a byproduct of L-Threonine (THR) production, having high crude protein content and excellent set of amino acids. It has positive dietary effects and animals also like it for its taste. Thanks to its unique composition, it can substitute and complement some of the expensive protein carriers while feeding ruminant animals.
Liquid supplemental feed with glycerol. Great for preventing and curing certain metabolic illnesses during calving of cows, and a widely used byproduct to compensate energy deficiency appearing in early stages of lactation. When feeding porkers, it is used to increase rations’ energy concentration, and to improve weight gain and feed utilization. To achieve better condition of sows prior mating and inseminating, for better fertility. To supplement energy needed for milk production and sustain condition at the same time in nursing sows.
Tailored to the needs of feed manufacturers, we developed a successful product family. These products meet all unique requirements of the industry in terms of nutrition value, handling and storing, adjusted to different mixes and processing methods. Using molasses in pelleting is not an unknown technology for reed producers. Mixes of ARGOS FEED offer numerous advantages over molasses, easier handling and lower viscosity with keeping all positive attributes. Melabind is a cost-efficient liquid pelleting excipient with small mixing dosage, improves quality and energy concentration.
A wide range of products is available in order to suit different dry feed diets, easy to store, transport and portion. Can be applied in all seasons, using mixer-distributor tanks, it can be easily inserted into large scale technology. Year of 2013 proved us, that there is a high demand for customized, farm-specific products and mixes. To meet this demand, we developed a flexible manufacturing method that can satisfy needs for customized products with ingredients tailored to the specific needs of sites.
Quality policy serves as a strategic pillar for Argos Feed Group Zrt. Success of this concept is reflected by our customers satisfaction. Both production sites of us have achieved HACCP certificate, our end products undergo continuous quality control. Our company guarantees uninterrupted supply of products with contracted partners.
Get more info about our products and services at www.argosfgroup.com. Our primary buyer is dairy cow industry, but we have numerous customers among the beef farmers too, and our products are on sale for keepers of further animal species.(A cikk megjelent: TÁM Magazin 2014/01 számában)