In addition to organic dairy farmers’ growing need to produce more milk from their own roughage, the demand for matching, organic compound feed is increasing too. In response to this need, Reudink is introducing a new range of compound feeds under the Maxima name.
Dairy specialists Stef Oude Lansink and Robert van Dorst provide us with some more information regarding the background of the new range of compound feeds. “We have identified two trends in the market”, Van Dorst explains. “The first trend concerns a group of organic dairy farmers who have the ambition to produce the maximum amount of milk from their own roughage with the lowest possible amount of compound feed. They are striving for sustainable milk production by further closing the cycle, realising better nitrogen efficiency, a lower CO2 footprint and an increase in biodiversity. We are supporting them with the improvement of their grassland with herb-rich mixtures, optimising pasturing and improving the roughage quality.”
“The second trend”, according to Oude Lansink, “is a group of organic dairy farmers with an economic, performance-focussed ambition. They are striving for an increase in milk production per cow, whilst maintaining the animals’ good health. In order to optimally support their cows’ health, they need a concentrated, organic compound feed, which will effectively cover the protein, energy and mineral needs of these highly productive cows.”