It has been shown at independent research centres
that Propcorn treatment has achieved the following
|Digestibility (%) in steers fed
rations based on hay and rolled barley-moist (Propcorn
treated) or dried
- Improved milk yields by 4%
- Increased live weight gain in beef cattle by 4%
- Developed feed efficiency in pigs by up to 6%.
Propcorn also increases energy levels as it has an
energy value itself of around 1.5 times that of barley.
A natural solution
Propcorn is an organic acid, which occurs naturally in the rumen.
The acid inhibits the growth of moulds, yeasts and bacteria and
prevents the Ďheating upí of moist feeds. Propcorn treated grain has
been successfully fed to cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry and
horses throughout the world for over 30 years.
Flexible and versatile
Harvesting can take place even when there is surface dampness on
the grain - whether dew or rain - enabling farmers to start
combining earlier in the morning, or after rain, and to continue
later at night.
Propcorn grain can be treated and rolled straight off the combine
and then stored until required rather than the traditional treat,
store then roll method.
Propcorn also aids processing. Treated grain rolls much easier than
dried grain and fewer costs are incurred when Propcorn is used i.e.
no drying cost and a lower storage cost. Shatter losses are also
The alternative treatment, drying, often results in a harder, drier
and dustier material that is less suitable for feeding directly to
animals in a coarse mix. Less dust with Propcorn treatment also
means healthier conditions for the user
Propcorn treatment also inhibits the germination of seeds which can
pass through the animal intact and is subsequently returned to the
- Propcorn treated grain can be stored on a dry floor
- Do not store with untreated grain as it can draw in the
moisture and begin to heat up
Please also note that natural Vitamin E in moist grain -
Propcorn treated or not - declines during storage. When Propcorn
treated grain forms a major part of the diet, use Maxcare
Propcorn Balance - which is high in Vitamin E.
Successful Harvest 2008?
Yes! Despite the weather many farmers took advantage of our high
moisture roll & store treatment which is available with our new
Buschhoff machine, even with moisture levels in excess of 20%.
method is very straight forward
Corn is combined the normal way. Our machines suck the corn direct
from trailers or corn store. Itís then rolled and processed treated,
then discharged via auger into your storage facilities, as long as
its dry and safe from vermin it will keep for the winter feeding
The key benefits:
- Increases energy
- Easy to store, no need to sheet or clamp
- Winter feed can be done in one hit
- Suitable for all grains
- Harvesting can take place earlier even in damp condition
- No drying costs
Independent research has achieved the following results:
- Improved milk yield by 5%
- Increased lwg in beef cattle by 4%
- Develops feed efficiency in pigs by up to 6%