Use of molasses


  • The different types of molasses are similar in feeding value and are available in both liquid and dehydrated forms. Molasses is usually used in rations for cattle, buffaloes, sheep and horses. Advantages of molasses are
    • As a source of energy
    • As an appetisor
    • To reduce the dustiness of a ration
    • As a binder for pelleting
    • To stimulate rumen microbial activity
    • To supply unidentified factors
    • To provide a carrier for NPN and vitamins in liquid supplements
    • In the case of cane molasses, to provide trace minerals
    • In ruminant rations, molasses is restricted to the level of 10-15% of the ration. Excessive amounts of molasses (greater than 15%) will cause the feed to become messy as well as create digestive disturbance along with disrupted rumen microbial activity.
    • Poultry are rather sensitive to molasses as excess levels cause diarrhoea. Levels are restricted to 2-5%.
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