VILOMIN® ProtiSpar Dairy farmers experience report

ProtiSpar Milchkuh Schuby1) Dairy farmer
Jörg and Dirk Schwarten
24850 Schuby
Vilomix-feeding consultant (left)
Karsten Reese
mobile: +49 170 335 9909
In Schuby about 50 km south of the Danish-German boarder J. and D. Schwarten are managing their 420 Holstein Frisians dairy farm. 6 milking robots have a share in an
almost constant yearly milk production of 9.000 kg with 4.10% of fat and 3.50% of
protein. Since December 2011 ProtiSpar® got part of the daily dairy ration.

The basic mixed diet being adequate for 21-22 kg of milk consists of corn and wilted
silage, straw, soya bean meal and VILOMIN® ProtiSpar® mineral feed. The performance-
linked concentrate measuring is restricted to 6.5 kg max.

“By using ProtiSpar® we could reduce soya bean meal with 500 g a cow a day
without having any negative effects on milk production, substances, dry matter intake
or feces consistency.“

“We are convinced of ProtiSpar®. It will stay part of our feeding strategy“ 
                                                                                                          Dirk Schwarten
ProtiSpar Rinder Osterholz2) dairy farm
    Martje und Marc Furken
    27711 Osterholz-Scharmbeck
Vilomix-feeding consultant (left)
Dr. Joachim Dreyer
mobile: +49 170 335 9928
M. and M. Furken from Osterholz-Scharmbeck in Lower Saxony, 25 km north of Hanseatic city Bremen, milk their 340 Holstein-Frisians (total herd 400) in a double 20-unit “swing-over” milking parlor.  Due to livestock increase the current herd is built up of over 35% first calving animals.

The daily average milk production adds up to 31-32 kg a head a day. The “high yielding” TMR -composed of ⅔ corn and ⅓ wilted silage (DM), potatoes, soya bean and rape seed meal- suffices for 36-37 kg of milk. The lower range -25-26 kg of milk- gets covered by a ½ corn-½ grass silage TMR, completed with the same single components as for the high yielding. Vitamins, minerals, tracer elements and ProtiSpar® are mixed in a customized high-energy supplemental feed.

“According the prior consultation of our feeding advisor we reduced both TMR's with round about 0.5 kg of a soya bean-rape seed mixture. At the same time we inserted ProtiSpar® without any negative influences on milk substances. The milk yield increases steadily but continuously, actually 34 kg (September 2013).“

“5 €-cents for ProtiSpar® per cow a day? A simple calculation based on today's prizes!“

                                                                                                                       Marc Furken
ProtiSpar Referenzen Deutschland
ProtiSpar experience reports
  1. Schwarten, 24850 Schuby
  2. Furken, 27711 Osterholz-Scharmbeck
  3. Gut Trossin, 04880 Trossin
  4. Agrarpr. Lindstedt eG, 39638 Lindstedt
  5. Hungerbühler, 8580 Hefenhofen, Schweiz
  6. Kipp, 23628 Krummesse
  7. M.P., 49219 Glandorf
  8. Wittenberg, 29588 Oetzen
  9. Brüning, 49451 Holdorf-Ihorst
  10. Hof Dersch, 35066 Frankenberg
  11. Agrargen. Reichenhausen,
    98634 Erbenhausen
  12. "Milch-Land” GmbH, 98669 Veilsdorf
  13. Agrargen. Hermannsfeld e.G.,
    98617 Stedtlingen
  14. Agrarges. mbH Siedenlangenbeck,      29416 Kuhfelde
  15. Betrieb Knol    ... review (Dutch)
    NL 7739 PA Vinkenbuurt
  16. Eekshof-Milch GbR,
    26629 Großefehn-Wrisse
  17. Nunnenkamp,
    32361 Preußisch Oldendorf - Schröttinghausen
For more information about the VILOMIN ProtiSpar please contact Mr J. Gozewijn M. Janssen or Mr Lukas Obermeyer.

J. Gozewijn M. Janssen
Advising on ruminant livestock

Phone: +49 5493 9870-57
Fax: +49 5493 9879-57

 Lukas Obermeyer
Advising on ruminant livestock
Phone: +49 5493 9870-52
Fax: +49 5493 9879-57

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