BEEF MAINTENANCE PELLETS / MEAL

RIVERINA BEEF MAINTENANCE PELLETS / MEAL is a low energy feed to maintain cattle live weights or for low growth rates. Feed in conjunction with a roughage source such as pasture, hay, or silage. It can be fed to beef or dairy cattle.

TYPICAL COMPOSITION

  • Barley, wheat, maize, sorghum, bran and pollard, vegetable protein meals, hulls, molasses, vegetable oil, limestone, buffer, dicalcium phosphate, salt, ammonium sulphate, organic zinc, flavouring, Rumensin®, mould inhibitor, Riverina ruminant vitamin & mineral premix.
  • Base raw materials may gradually change seasonally.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

  • THIS IS NOT A COMPLETE FEED. It has been designed to supplement hay, silage and / or pasture feeding.
  • Roughage should be supplied ad lib and be not less than 20% of their total intake on a dry matter basis.
  • Gradually introduce BEEF MAINTENANCE PELLETS / MEAL to the cattle over 3 weeks to allow the rumen to adapt, minimizing the risk of scouring and acidosis/grain poisoning.
  • Cattle can be fed using self-feeders with slides down to finger width when feeding commences and gradually increase slide height over a 3 week period till the desired feeding rate is achieved or feed once a day in troughs. It is critical to have enough trough space for all animals to eat at the same time.
  • Cattle need free access to clean water at all times.

NOTE: These feeding rates should be used as a guide only. The level of feeding should vary depending on the pasture quality, animal bodyweight and condition. Do not exceed 1.5% bodyweight / head / day.

Animal Weight Approximate Feeding Rate
Weaners100 kgUp to 2kg / head / day
Steers450 kgUp to 4kg / head / day
Cows with calves400 kgUp to 5kg / head / day
Bulls600 kg plusUp to 7kg / head / day
  • MANAGEMENT:– The adaption period where cattle are changed from grazing pasture to a grain based diet is of critical importance. Refer to “Notes on Feedlotting Cattle”. Contact your local Riverina representative for more detailed information.

NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS

PROTEIN%MIN:12.00
EQUIV. CP%MAX:0.50
CALCIUM%MIN:0.70
PHOSPHORUS%MIN:0.30 - 1.00
SALT%:0.30
ENERGY MEMJ/kgMIN:10.00
C FIBRE%MIN:6.00
VITAMIN Aiu/kg:6,700.00
VITAMIN D3iu/kg:800.00
VITAMIN Emg/kg:25.00
IRONmg/kg:50.00
IODINEmg/kg:0.50
COBALTmg/kg:0.50
COPPERmg/kg:12.00
MANGANESEmg/kg:40.00
SELENIUMmg/kg:0.10
ZINCmg/kg:72.00

FEATURES

  • Palatable mix for feeding to cattle.
  • BEEF MAINTENANCE PELLETS / MEAL includes rumen buffers and modifiers to help avoid feed related health issues.
  • Protein meals to supply rumen degradable protein and bypass protein.
  • Vitamins and minerals to provide essential nutrients for health and wellbeing.
  • Organic zinc source to help improve hoof integrity.

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 feed contains Rumensin® which supplies at monensin sodium at 25 mg/kg of feed to improve feed efficiency and weight gain.

WITHHOLDING PERIOD

Nil.

Formulated for CattleUnsuitable for DogsUnsuitable for HorsesUnsuitable for Sheep

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