Molasweet is a very well-known feed additive for ruminant feed which can be applied in various ways to reach specific outcomes, whether at the feedmill or on the farm. Let’s go back to the crux of what makes Molasweet an effective and versatile tool:


  1. Molasses is highly heterogeneous, and its sensorial properties vary depending on the origin, season, and production process (Soulet et al., 2014).


  1. Too much molasses in the feed may induce feed balls, clogging of mixing blades / in-outlets of the mixing system, thereby reducing the amount of feed mixed per hour.



  1. Flavours/ palatants can be used to increase or stabilize feed intake due to the masking of non-desirable tastes and/or smells in the feed and can act as a ‘curtain’ to hide changes in feed formulation.


  1. Molasweet is a multi – sensory palatant with a well-balanced combination of high intensity sweetener and molasses flavour and can replace the taste, smell and sweetening power of high-quality cane molasses.



  1. From a sensorial point of view, one can replace 10 kg of molasses with 40 grams of Molasweet.


  1. Replacing molasses with Molasweet will create space in the diet that can be used to include other raw materials or feed additives.



  1. Molasweet has a physiological effect by increasing the absorption of glucose, sodium and water (McMeniman et al., 2006. J. Anim Sci.).


  1. Increased glucose absorption by the villi due to Molasweet could lead to improved villi development/ integrity in the small intestine (Connor et al., 2013. J. Dairy Sci.).


  1. The active ingredient in Molasweet improves glucose uptake in calves, both pre-weaning and post-weaning, decreasing the negative effects of weaning on gut integrity (Moran et al., 2014 J. Dairy Sci.).


  1. Supplementing Molasweet to post weaned calves (± 90 kg live weight) significantly improve ADG. Feed efficiency was also improved (Pancosma Technical Bulletin 153).


  1. Partial replacement of molasses with Molasweet significantly improved feed intake (FI), average daily gain (ADG), and feed conversion ratio (FCR) in a sheep feedlot diet (Bravo et al., 2012. Abstract 15th AAAP Congress).


  1. Replacing some of the molasses with Molasweet and maize meal significantly improved the FCR of beef cattle during Phase C bull testing (Allied Nutrition trial report).


These basics principles allow for the versatile application of Molasweet, whether in the feedmill – to reduce/ substitute molasses, keep a constant flavour profile or create space in the ration. Molasweet can be a tool on farm level to enhance performance.

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