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Sugar, in particular sucrose is the major component of molasses making it a rich energy source of readily available sugars for feeding in a variety of livestock rations.

Feeding Molasses on a Farm

At Molasses and co-product liquids can be fed to all classes of stock through various means on farm.

Mixer Wagons
The most common route in cattle rations is to include bulk
liquids in a total mixed ration via a mixer wagon. The liquid is gravity fed
into a mixer wagon with the quantity weighed in on load cells. Molasses
should be one of the fi rst ingredients to be incorporated in the mixer
wagon.

Home mixing
A home batch mixer can be used where molasses is gravity fed from a measuring
tank onto the meal directly. Molasses is best incorporated during the mixing cycle and
should be the last ingredient added. The exact inclusion level will vary depending on the
ingredients in mix and subsequent handling methods.

Lick-Wheel Feeders
Molasses and co-product liquids can also be fed via various types of free access lickwheel
feeders. The type of feeder will vary depending on target stock type and livestock
numbers.

Storage and Handling


Molasses liquids require specific handling techniques in order to make best use of them on farm. Our bulk liquids range is best stored in purpose built 12, 24 or 32 tonne tanks, complete with stands and 4inch / 100mm pipework and valves.

These tanks are designed to facilitate trouble free filling by a tanker and allow rapid discharge of the liquid, either into a mixer-wagon or a free-access lick wheel feeder. If you are interested in buying one of these tanks we can get you a quote from one of our trusted tank manufacturers and also give you details about our interest free tank scheme!

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