Maize meal

maize-feed

  • Maize meal (or cornmeal) is made from dried corn kernels, ground into three
    texture varieties: fine, medium and coarse. 

  • Corn or maize that is finely ground is referred to as corn flour, while medium ground maize is the most commercially available. 

  • Yellow or white coarse varieties of maize are called polenta, and this texture is often used for various snacks, meals and desserts.

  • The product is high in starch with high energy levels. 

  • It has been reported to be high in rumen resistant starch and to be ideal to enhance milk protein levels.

  • Approximately 30% of the starch is unfermented in the rumen. 

  • Useful in high starch diets to reduce the risk of acidosis.

  • Useful in all grass silage diets as a source of slow starch and increased bypass starch.

    maize meal


Maize Meal analysis on a dry matter basis (%):

Protein

Oil

Fibre

Ash

Metabolisable energy (ME) (Mega joules/kg dry matter)

Dry Matter (%)

11

2

2.5

2.5

13.1

89

   


  Limits to Usage

  • Maximum level should represent 30% of starch intake.


Storage / Processing

  • Material to have been stored in compliance with UFAS code of practice.

  • As with all other dried feeds maize meal should be stored in cool, dry
    conditions which are free from birds and vermin. 

  • Storage for more than two months is not recommended due to the product’s mealy nature and relatively
    high oil content.


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