The most popular way to feed molasses on farm is using a mixer wagon, however a home batch mixer and lick-wheel feeders can also be used. Molasses as a liquid can also be poured on directly to silage or straw.
Molasses is the ideal ingredient to add in a mixer wagon as it helps to effectively mix all the other ingredients together.
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 first ingredients to be incorporated in the mixer wagon.
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.
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.