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PKE, crushed wheat and kbbled maize blend especially designed for spring
High carbohydrate level meaning a higher milk protein to fat response
Cost effective high ME
Less acidosis risk than straight grains ideal for shed based systems
Can be fed on its own as a supplement for ruminants.
Can be fed in through in-shed feeding systems, as a component of a feed mixed in a mixer wagon, on a feed pad.
Not recommended for in-paddock feeding or in situations where feed intakes cannot be controlled.
Has a risk of acidosis so introduction to stock should be gradual; starting at 0.5kg per day and increasing to desired levels over 4-5 days.
While straight PKE is a great filler feed when pasture is short, we offer a variety of blends which are better for your cows and gives increased returns.
In addition we offer the option of blending minerals (with or without Ruemensin) into the PKE which is a very convenient way of administering these products to animals. For more information contact your local account manager or our customer centre.
Primarily used as a supplement for lactating cows on lush spring pasture with low levels of soluble carbohydrates. May also be used to supplement cows to prevent the summer dip in production where cows are fed poor quality summer pasture. Can also be used to extend the length of lactation, by feeding at the end of the lactation.
Not traditionally used for beef cattle, it can provide a useful energy and protein source for finishing cattle or breeding animals where pasture is in short supply.
Maximum feeding rates (per meal)
Dairy cows 4.0 kgBeef cattle 3.0 kg (if controlled)Ewes and lambs - not usually recommended
Maximum feeding rates are for guidance only. Higher intakes may be achieved if desired. Ensure adequate feed space, and introduce gradually.
Dry Matter (DM) - 89%Metabolisable Energy (ME) - 12.3 (MJ/kg DM)Crude Protein (CP) - 12%Neutral Detergent Fibre (NDF) - 35%Starch - 42%Sugar - 1.3%Acid Detergent Fibre (ADF) - 19%Calcium - 0.11%Phosphorus - 0.40%Magnesium - 0.17%
Mineral supplementation should be considered.Contains relatively high levels of copper; supplementation with other sources (e.g. mineral licks or injectables) should be undertaken with caution.
Must be kept dry during storage to prevent growth of moulds and toxins.
PKE - MalaysiaWheat - New ZealandMaize - New Zealand
All Ravensdown PKE is screened before despatch to remove any over-sized product and potential foreign matter and is passed under two industrial magnets to remove any potential metallic contamination. The grain is rolled and also passes under a magnet to remove metallic contaminants.
PKE free from biosecurity risks
Acting within Government guidelines, Ravensdown imports palm kernel extract (PKE) from South East Asia as a supplementary animal feed to fill a feed requirement when pasture supply is low.We strictly follow MAF biosecurity protocols, and fumigate the feed before it is landed in New Zealand.Our suppliers certify that PKE is sourced from existing palm plantations that were formerly rubber and cocoa plantations.New Zealand importers of PKE are working with industry and suppliers to develop a robust certification process that demonstrates the PKE was produced in a sustainable way.PKE is a by-product, and without the demand for palm oil for consumer products, the palm kernel extract would not exist.
Nutrition Brochure - NZ