Palm-free alternative for optimum dairy performance

Dairy farmers can tap into the positive focus on agriculture’s impact on the environment

Dairy farmers can tap into the positive focus on agriculture’s impact on the environment, says nutritional supplement manufacturer UFAC-UK, with palm-free fat supplements offering a beneficial alternative to meet the energy needs of high-yielding cows.

With the drastic fall in air pollution during the COVID-19 lockdown, while farming has effectively ‘carried on as normal’, the public perception is changing and farming is increasingly being seen as part of the solution to mitigating climate change, rather than the biggest contributor.

“Livestock farmers, and the dairy sector in particular, have long been portrayed as one of the main contributors to global warming, facing a backlash largely based on myths and mistruths,” says UFAC-UK national sales manager, Nigel Bateson.

This change in perception is very welcome, and offers opportunities for farmers to further demonstrate their environmental credentials.

“We always have one eye on environmental concerns, and the spotlight has been very much focused on palm oil production,” explains Mr Bateson. “Its impact on tropical rainforests is high on the agenda of retailers and consumers, making it one of the major environmental concerns facing UK feed manufacture.”

While palm oil-based feed supplements such as calcium soaps are used to increase energy density of dairy cow diets, UFAC-UK advises that dynalac, with its more balanced fatty acid profile, will achieve greater benefits, while at the same time helping to reduce the impact on the environment.

“dynalac is a palm-free fat supplement, and its unique combination of fatty acids is achieving the same and additional benefits of calcium soaps, while reducing the impact on the environment,” says Mr Bateson.

“Of course, the number one priority is to supply the specific nutrients required for optimum performance, particularly a time when intakes are suppressed,” he continues.

“At 27 MJ/kg DM, dynalac has the same energy as a calcium soap (NRC 2001), so it increases energy density of the diet, crucial for high-yielding dairy cows, especially in early lactation.”

dynalac also supplies C18:1 fatty acid, helping to reduce body condition loss, especially in early lactation. In addition, long chain omega 3 fatty acids help support fertility and also gives the immune system a boost.

“The investment in dynalac will look after the transition and early lactation cows, getting them back in calf more quickly,” says Mr Bateson.

“This will allow the farmer to cut costs and increase production from forage in later lactation, safe in the knowledge that the cows have been given the best possible start and will repay the investment made in this lactation and the next,” he concludes.

Related Stories

New palm-free fat supplement increases milk yields and helps lower carbon footprint

Launch of envirolac has the potential to transform dairy sector performance and enhance sustainability credentials

By UFAC in Latest News

Row of cows eating food

UK Heatwave: Protecting dairy herds from heat stress

As the dry weather period continues across the UK, it’s not only heat stress that our industry needs to contend with. According to the latest report by GrassWatch, grass growth rates are falling and are well below the last 6-year average.

By UFAC in Latest News

Five dairy cows grazing in a field on a sunny day

Precision feeding can help extend grazing period

Technical Manager, Mike Chown, explains how dairy farmers can increase milk from forage and achieve margins through precision feeding.

By UFAC in Latest News

Seven brown cows feeding on grass in a field

Palm-free fat supplementation research results revealed at DairyTech 2022

Results have the potential to transform dairy sector performance and sustainability credentials

By UFAC in Latest News

News

Stay up to date with our latest news & product updates


New palm-free fat supplement increases milk yields and helps lower carbon footprint

By UFAC in Latest News

Row of cows eating food

UK Heatwave: Protecting dairy herds from heat stress

By UFAC in Latest News

Five dairy cows grazing in a field on a sunny day

Precision feeding can help extend grazing period

By UFAC in Latest News

Seven brown cows feeding on grass in a field

Palm-free fat supplementation research results revealed at DairyTech 2022

By UFAC in Latest News

Head and shoulers shot of man smiling, Robert Jones, UFAC.

UFAC-UK announces CIEL supported ruminant research partnership project with University of Nottingham

By UFAC in Latest News

Head and shoulers shot of man smiling, Nigel Bateson, UFAC.

UFAC-UK joins forces with the industry to help promote sustainability of dairy farming

By UFAC in Latest News

Large male orange cow. Standing in front of Harrison and Hetherington backdrop.

Key component of bull ration helps achieve top price

By UFAC in Latest News

Two cows beside UFAC dynalac product.

Palm-free alternative for optimum dairy performance

By UFAC in Latest News

milk splashing

Optimising milk from forage in order to increase margins requires precision feeding

By UFAC in Latest News

Line of cows being milked by milking machine.

Don’t compromise dairy performance by underestimating mycotoxin contamination

By UFAC in Latest News