RUMINANT NUTS / PELLETS

RIVERINA RUMINANT NUTS / PELLETS are a supplementary feed for sheep and cattle in times of poor pasture quality or drought situations (supplemented with hay) and can also be used as a maintenance supplement.

TYPICAL COMPOSITION

  • Barley, sorghum, wheat, bran and pollard, urea, vegetable protein meals, molasses, vegetable oil, limestone, buffer, dicalcium phosphate, salt, 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 be fed with abundant pasture and / or hay.
  • The nuts are ideal for feeding sheep on the ground either in clumps or trailed out.
  • When feeding cattle, troughs are preferred over feeding on the ground as it will reduce wastage.
  • Whatever the method of feeding, it is important that there is enough trough space or feed on the ground, so all animals can eat at once. This will help prevent “bullies” over consuming the nuts/pellets, leading do digestive upsets.
  • Below are some suggested feeding rates for RIVERINA RUMINANT NUTS / PELLETS. The level of feeding will be determined by pasture quality and animal condition.
Animal TypeApproximate Feeding Rate
Young lambs and wethersUp to 100 grams per day
Ewes with young lambsUp to 500 grams per day
Cattle-weanersUp to 2.0 kg per day
Cattle-steersUp to 3.0 kg per day
Cows with calvesUp to 5.0 kg per day
  • Clean, fresh water must be available at all times
  • It is important to adapt stock to RIVERINA RUMINANT NUTS/PELLETS, feed intakes should be increased gradually over a 3 week period to minimise the risk of digestive upsets

NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS

PROTEIN%MIN:14.00
UREA%MAX:1.20
EQUIV. CP%MAX:3.50
CALCIUM%:1.00 - 1.35
PHOSPHORUS%:0.50 - 0.80
SALT%:1.50
ENERGY MEMJ/kgMIN:9.00
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:Nil
MANGANESEmg/kg:40.00
SELENIUMmg/kg:0.10
ZINCmg/kg:40.00

FEATURES

  • Available as nuts or pellets to suit different feeding situations.
  • RIVERINA RUMINANT NUTS / PELLETS are a medium protein, moderate energy feed that is safer to feed than a high grain diet.
  • Contains a mix of bypass and readily available proteins.

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.

WITHHOLDING PERIOD

Meat – Nil.
Milk  – Nil

Formulated for CattleFormulated for SheepUnsuitable for HorsesRestrict feeding to the specified species only

Issued: Oct 2015, Ver 7.0