50% STUD CATTLE CONCENTRATE

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.

TYPICAL COMPOSITION

  • 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.

    Typical Program:

    • 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.

NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS

PROTEIN%MIN:50.00
UREA%MAX:10.50
EQUIV. CP%MAX:30.00
CALCIUM%:9.00 - 9.50
PHOSPHORUS%MIN:1.50
POTASSIUM%MIN:2.70
SALT%:3.00
VITAMIN Aiu/kg:107,200.00
VITAMIN D3iu/kg:12,800.00
VITAMIN Emg/kg:400.00
IRONmg/kg:800.00
IODINEmg/kg:8.00
COBALTmg/kg:8.00
COPPERmg/kg:192.00
MANGANESEmg/kg:640.00
SELENIUMmg/kg:1.60
ZINCmg/kg:640.00

FEATURES

  • 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.

QUALITY PRODUCT

  • 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.

MEDICATION

This concentrate contains Rumensin® which supplies monensin sodium at 500 mg/kg of feed to improve feed efficiency and weight gain (pasture cattle).

WITHHOLDING PERIOD

Nil.

Formulated for CattleUnsuitable for DogsUnsuitable for HorsesUnsuitable for SheepUse as directed

Rumensin® is a registered trademark of Eli Lilly and Company.
Issued: Oct 2015, Ver 7.0