Trident announces availability of a reliable source of domestic protein
Trident Feeds is pleased to announce that the animal feed manufactured and marketed as wheat distillers from the Vivergo bioethanol plant, based in Yorkshire, is now available through local suppliers.
The animal feed, produced solely from British feed wheat, is performing well in on-farm trials and has proved to have a consistent quality nutritional value, as well as being highly palatable. This domestically-produced product contains 33% crude protein, is high in digestible fibre, and low in starch.
Speaking at the UK Dairy Day, Richard Cross, Trident Feeds’ Wholesale National General Manager explains, “It’s an incredibly exciting development for the UK feed industry. The wheat distillers are a source of consistent nutrition suitable for dairy farmers using TMR, blends, or compounds and we’re pleased to be the sole distributor of the product.
“As it approaches full capacity, Vivergo will generate around 400,000 tonnes of domestically produced wheat distillers, and a significant quantity of the new product is now available.”
Mr Cross adds. “We’re delighted that the in-depth analysis of the feed is revealing high and consistent nutritional merits.
“As a result, we’re now confident that Trident Feeds can provide farmers with a reliable source of protein, which will be a cost effective alternative to imported proteins such as soya.”
The Vivergo plant is a major investment for the UK renewable energy industry and a recent economic assessment suggests that, at full production, it will contribute £600 million to the UK economy every year and will generate up to 4,000 jobs1.
Mr Cross goes on to acknowledge that the achievement of producing the required quantities of animal feed, to the correct nutritional specification, has been a huge milestone. “We expect most of the product to be pelleted, but currently, the wheat distillers can be purchased as either pellets or meal.”
For further information on the availability of wheat distillers from Trident Feeds, farmers are advised to contact their local feed suppliers.