RUMIPLUS is a precision-dried lucerne feed for dairy cows and other ruminants. Rumiplus, as a source of fibre, helps to encourage good rumen function; it is high in quality protein and is a highly palatable feed for cattle.

Feeding chopped and pelleted lucerne provides a quality diet without reducing the nutrient density. As a legume, Rumiplus is high in quality proteins, palatable, and should be considered the natural buffer for the cow’s rumen.

Encourages good rumen function in dairy cows

The structure and scratch factor of lucerne helps to increase rumination and saliva production in ruminants. Saliva contains high levels of natural bicarbonate which helps buffer the rumen and helps reduce acidosis. Rumiplus is the perfect fibre feed for diary cows to balance high-starch diets, and diets where wet, or acidic, silages are being fed.

Lucerne provides quality protein

The precision drying process used to produce Rumiplus, not only removes the water content of the plants, but at the same time reduces the degradability of the proteins, protecting approximately 50% of the protein for digestion later in the small intestine. This gives Rumiplus a good balance of Rumen Degradable Protein (RDP) and By-pass Protein (DUP).

Contains high levels of naturally occurring beta-carotene, antioxidants and vitamins

Studies have found that optimising beta-carotene and vitamin E levels in cattle aids fertility. Rumiplus is the perfect lucerne feed for dairy cows at pasture, or those off grass or on predominantly cereal-based rations.

Highly palatable feed

Cows are unable to sort Rumiplus out from the diet, resulting in less wastage.

Easy to feed

The lucerne in Rumiplus is chopped to a length of 3-6cm, so it is easy to incorporate into the feed wagon with no additional chopping required.

Consistent and fully traceable

Every bale of Rumiplus can be traced back to the field the lucerne was grown in.

Use 2-4kg for dairy cows

  • Chopped lucerne and pelleted lucerne in a bale
  • On average, each bale is 420kg and measures 1.4m x 1.2m x 0.75m
  • Delivered in 24 tonne loads or half loads

Indicative values as fed Indicative values on a dry matter basis
Moisture 10.0% 10.0%
Crude protein 15.3% 17.0%
Crude fibre 24.8% 27.6%
Crude fat 2.5% 2.8%
Crude ash 11.1% 12.3%
Calcium 22.2g/kg 24.7g/kg
Absorbable Ca 6.6g/kg 7.3g/kg
Phosphorous 2.3g/kg 2.6g/kg
Absorbable P 1.7g/kg 1.9g/kg
Potassium 24.9g/kg 27.7g/kg
DEB 504mEq/kg 560mEq/kg
DCAB 342mEq/kg 380mEq/kg
NDF 40.7% 45.1%
ADF 30.9% 34.3%
ADL 7.0% 7.8%
Indicative values as fed Indicative values on a dry matter basis
Net energy milk (UFL) 0.61 kg 0.68 kg
Net energy growth (UFV) 0.54 kg 0.60 kg
PDIN (Digestible protein permitted by nitrogen) 102 g/kg 113 g/kg
PDIE (Digestible protein permitted by energy) 91 g/kg 101 g/kg
PDIA (By-pass digestible protein) 53 g/kg 59 g/kg
Structure (CRA) 2.4 UN 2.7 UN
DLys ruminant 6.7 %PDIE 7.4 %PDIE
DMet ruminant 1.7 %PDIE 1.9 %PDIE

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