There is a wide range of diets for beef cattle from low intake products like the dry supplements to feedlot diets. Cattle all require a roughage source for efficient digestion to occur and our diets must be fed a roughage source such as pasture, hay or silage.
RIVERINA 50% STUD CATTLE CONCENTRATE is a concentrate designed to be mixed with rolled grain to produce a ration suitable for feeding to stud cattle. The complete mix must be fed with good quality pasture and/or hay ad lib.
- Cottonseed meal, copra meal, canola meal, soybean meal, urea, molasses, vegetable oil, limestone, buffer, dicalcium phosphate, potassium chloride, salt, Rumensin®, Riverina ruminant vitamin & mineral premix.
- Base raw materials may gradually change seasonally.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
- DO NOT FEED DIRECTLY IN CONCENTRATED FORM.
It has been designed to be mixed with rolled grain and fed with good quality hay and/or pasture feeding ad lib. The complete feed will have high starch levels and careful attention should be paid to introducing the cattle to this diet.
- Thoroughly mix 6% RIVERINA 50% STUD CATTLE CONCENTRATE with 94% rolled grain to form a GRAIN/CONCENTRATE MIX that must be fed with roughage.
- Different grains can be used. Rolled barley and sorghum are ideal. High wheat diets should be avoided.
- It is recommended that a buffer be included in the grain/concentrate mix to help reduce acidosis. Bentonite at 4% or sodium bicarbonate at 2.0% is recommended.
- The GRAIN/CONCENTRATE MIX must be fed with good quality hay and/or pasture and can be fed at 0.5-1.5% bodyweight / head / day using:
- Troughs – split amount to be fed between 2 feeds. It is critical to have enough trough space for all animals to eat at the same time.
- Self-Feeders – The slides need to be adjusted down to a finger width to control intakes. Gradually increase slide width to allow more access to the feed over a 2 month period. Feeders should be placed at the opposite end of the paddock to water troughs to promote grazing. Feed intakes should be monitored especially when commencing to feed.
- Partial Mixed Ration – Can be mixed with silage/hay and other ingredients to form a complete or partial mixed ration to be fed in a semi feedlot situation.
- Start background feeding 6 months prior to sale. Commence feeding the GRAIN/CONCENTRATE MIX at 0.5% of body weight. This can be gradually increased over a couple of months to 1.0% of body weight.
- 2 months prior to sale the cattle can be put into yards to finish them. At this time feeding levels can be increased to 1.5% of body weight and fed in conjunction with good quality grassy hay supplied ad lib in hay racks. At this time 2% full fat soy should be added to the mix.
- Ensure that there is continuous access to fresh, cool, clean water.
- When feeding cattle, high grain feeds should be gradually introduced, to allow the rumen to adapt and to avoid acidosis/grain poisoning. For stud cattle it is recommended that this be done over at least 2 months.
NOTE: There are many factors involved in the preparation of stud cattle for sale, so contact your Riverina representative for more complete advice on how to feed your stud cattle.
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- Creates a palatable mix for feeding grain to stud cattle.
- RIVERINA 50% STUD CATTLE CONCENTRATE can be mixed with a variety of grains.
- Includes rumen modifiers to enhance performance.
- Manufactured to strict quality control standards for incoming raw materials and the finished product.
- Formulated in accordance with current research into ruminant nutrition and mixed using a variety of quality raw materials.
This concentrate contains Rumensin® which supplies monensin sodium at 500 mg/kg of feed to improve feed efficiency and weight gain (pasture cattle).