KERVA for Grain Enhanced Feed

KERVA for Grain Enhanced Feed

KERVA is an Alkaline Grain-treatment system for the treatment of whole or rolled grains for storage.

Benefits:

✓ KERVA improves feed intake and fibre digestion in the rumen

✓ Treating grain with KERVA produces nutritionally enhanced feed (increased protein content by 30% approx.), reducing the need for additional protein in the diet

✓ KERVA increases the pH of the grain (pH 8.5-9.0) which results in better rumen buffering and a reduction in acidosis and laminitis

Key Features:

✓ Grains are easier to treat

✓ Fewer requirements for purchased expensive proteins

✓ Reduces fermentation waste or losses (in comparison to crimp)

✓ Longer shelf life in storage in comparison to other grain treatments

✓ Cost effective method of storage

KERVA can be used to preserve or treat:

  • Fresh mature grains at harvest (Barley, wheat, oats, beans and maize, moisture content 14-22%)
  • Rolled, crimped or whole grains can be treated*
  • Mature whole crop
  • Mature straw

*Note Grains that are treated whole, need to be rolled or crimped before feeding.

Stored, dried or dead grain (grains that are no longer actively respiring) can be treated with KERVA. However water will need to be added. Contact your KERVA representative for further advice.

Read more about KERVA on Agriland.ie

 April Article: https://www.agriland.ie/farming-news/new-grain-treatment-reduces-acidosis-and-improves-animal-health/

 June article: https://www.agriland.ie/farming-news/new-grain-treatment-sees-higher-intakes-better-growth-rates-and-fat-scores-in-cattle/

Feeding Instructions

Application rate 20Kgs of KERVA applied to 1 tonne of freshly harvested grain within a moisture range of 14% to 22%

Interested in talking to us about KERVA?

For further information contact our nutritional advisor in your area:

SAM SWEETNAM

NUTRITIONAL ADVISOR – MUNSTER
T: (086) 043 7153

LIAM LACEY

NUTRITIONAL ADVISOR – LEINSTER
T: (086) 770 2570

KEVIN CONROY

NUTRITIONAL ADVISOR – CONNACHT
T: (083) 159 1892