Business development, relationship building, sustainable practices & investment in the future… these are all concepts which lie near to our hearts at Brenaissance Wine & Stud Estate. Luckily for us, we are blessed with local business affiliates who follow similar philosophies. The relationship that has developed between Stellenbrau Craft Brewery & ourselves has grown to more than just beer supply – now completing & complimenting our “From Farm to Fork” philosophy.
By creating the quality craft ales & lagers for our patrons enjoyment, Stellenbrau also generates a by-product, referred to as distillers grain. Stellenbrau uses only top quality, German imported malted barley – which is removed from the brewing process after lautering the wort (“draining the liquid containing sugars from the barley’s starch conversion”).
The spent barley husks are then utilized by farmers in the area for pig feed. We however saw an opportunity & have jumped onto the ‘barley wagon’ to provide our Boran cattle with this alternative feed.
Alternative feeds have quickly become more & more popular among cattle farmers worldwide, and so, we endeavour to be part of the movement of increased sustainable farming methods. Alternative feeds for foraging, grass fed cattle can be in the form of corn, soybean meal & sorghum to name but a few.
However, the Total Digestive Nutrients is the most important factor for consideration – this is determined by the content, variation, value & amount of the grain used as feed. It has been found that Distillers grains such as Barley Husks are very most nutritive and our Boran will thrive on it.
Malted Barley is lower in starch but high in digestive fibre. It is also high in proteins and will enhance calf growth performance. Being high in vitamins & minerals, it will improve general health of our herd.
The supply availability, inter-business diversification & relationship build in the name of quality products & sustainability has made this business relationship between Brenaissance & Stellenbrau one with double value for both parties.
Consistency: Stellenbrau’s malted barley is a top notch
imported product & both our businesses believe in
solid foundations & quality for our trade.
Some Important Considerations...
Nutrient content: The barley has been analysed & returned with massive positive results, the nutrient value to our Boran will be optimized if provided in the right amount as part of a balanced diet.
Storage: Storage space needed is minimal because of Stellenbrau’s proximity to Brenaissance. We will thus be saving on unnecessary space usage & transport; another massive by - product of sourcing locally available produce.