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Distillers Malt Draff

Item number: Distillers Malt Draff


The first stage in the production of malt whisky involves the steeping of malted barley in hot water to extract soluble sugars. The liquid wort is drained off to be fermented and distilled. The residue which remains is Distillers Malt Draff. Nutritionally, Draff is rich in digestible fibre and also contains concentrated protein and oil from the malted barley. It is moist, pale to mid brown in colour and palatable to all types of ruminant stock.

Nutritional Attributes

As with all feeding stuffs, introduce gradually over a 7-14 day period. Draff is an excellent feed for ruminants and contains a good source of digestible fibre and heat treated protein. Useful as either a forage extender or concentrate replacer. 4.5 kg can replace 1 kg of concentrate.

Inclusion Rate

Storage and Handling

Draff is best stored by ensiling in anaerobic conditions. For further guidance see our leaflet Ensiling Moist Feeds (MF1). Bulk Density: 880 - 1000 kg/m3.
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Product Specification

Dry Matter (%) 20 to 24
Crude Protein (% DM) 23
Energy (MJ/kg DM) 11
Oil B (% DM) 10
Crude Fibre (% DM) 18
Neutral Detergent Fibre (% DM) 61,5
Crude Ash (% DM) 2,75
Starch (% DM) 5,5
Sugar (% DM) 1,5
Calcium (% DM) 0,33
Phosphorus (% DM) 0,41
Magnesium (% DM) 0,15
Sodium (% DM) 0,01


Salt (% DM) 0,01
Potassium (% DM) 0,25
Copper (mg/kg DM) 17
Manganese (mg/kg DM) 39
Selenium (mg/kg DM) 0,68
Zinc (mg/kg DM) 89
MELK 641
Milk Yield Potential 1
TDP 103
Digestible Protein 2
RFC 54
Rumen Health Risk 1