About the Product Pages
The pages under this Animal Feeds section contain product information about the standard products and commodities that Riverina produce or offer for sale. The tiles represent different species groups but other indexes are also available (eg: Dry Stockfeed or Liquid Stockfeed).
Periodically Riverina publish a full colour Product Manual covering all of our core products. There is an index available that matches our most recent issue (October 2015 Product Manual Index).
The web page contains all the relevant details for the product. Typically product information is split into a number of sections. Not all sections are relevant to each product so don’t be concerned if a section you have seen on other pages isn’t there. It just means that there is nothing specific to say for this product under that section. Warnings are a good example of this. Any of our medicated feeds require specific warnings to ensure that you use them correctly. Non-medicated feeds typically do not require these types of warnings so that section will not be present. See the Teminology Used section below for details about the various sections you may encounter.
There is a link on each page to download the current PDF version of that page. This is typically a full colour A4 page that sets out the information neatly.
Printing Product Information
Please consider printing the PDF version of the page. It is designed for printing. It will give a higher quality, compact printout that is superior to using the print button in your browser.
Explanation of Icons Used
Symbols or icons have been added to the web pages and the product manual pages to identify intended target species (for which the product has been specifically formulated) or to identify particular species that the feed is NOT intended for.
Icon/symbols in green indicate that this feed is specially formulated for that species – in this example specifically formulated for cattle.
Icons/symbols in red indicate that this feed must not be used for that species – in this example cattle. The feed is unsuitable and may harm animals of that species.
Icon/symbol in yellow indicates that this feed is formulated without any antibiotics.
This symbol/icon indicates that the feed should specifically restricted to the identified species.
This symbol/icon identifies feed that cannot be fed to ruminants. Typically these are feeds containing meat and/or bone meal, or medications that adversely affect ruminants.
This symbol/icon is used to identify feeds that have no specific green species icon or are more generic in nature. Follow the directions for use.
Species Symbols / Icons
The following sections are generally provided for each feed page:
The form in which the product is available and other general information.
Represents the raw materials that can potentially be used in the product. Due to seasonal changes in raw materials the formulations may vary however the target nutrient specification will always be met.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Information on how to use the product, including feeding and mixing information.
Expected specifications of the product. Salt, vitamin & trace mineral levels represent the actual levels formulated for the feed.
Riverina also provides product information about products that are more generic in nature (eg: grains, protein meals and general produce). In those instances nutritional analysis is marked as typical to reflect this fact.
Highlights unique attributes of the product.
States the brand name, active ingredient inclusion rate and the benefits behind the inclusion. All medications are products approved by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority.
Indicates specific precautions and detrimental effects that the user must pay specific attention to.
Restricted Animal Material.
The time that must elapse before treated animals may be slaughtered or the use of an animal product for human consumption for the domestic market.
Riverina is proud to be able to support our customers certified under the Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System (PCAS). Producers with Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System certification can feel confident ordering and using the feeds that have this notfication/section on the product page. A number of feeds directly satisfy the program criteria as PCAS approved supplements. Others are PCAS approved supplements when ordered and supplied without medication. The product pages provide this detail for all PCAS products.
If you are interested in our range of PCAS approved supplements please refer to our separate index. For more information about PCAS in general please visit make sure you visit the Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System’s website.
EXPORT SLAUGHTER INTERVAL
Please contact the manufacturer of the veterinary medicine for the most up to date information on the Export Slaughter Interval (ESI).
The period after which the product should not be used (medicated products). Please visit Shelf Life for more information.
After this period the nutritional quality of the product may deteriorate (non-medicated feeds). Please visit Shelf Life for more information.
The available size and packing presentations.
Riverina (Australia) Pty Ltd has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that the specific product information reproduced on this web site is accurate at the time of publication. The version on the web site may be more current than that appearing in our ‘current’ printed Product Manual. Due to advances in knowledge and feeding technology, availability (or not) of raw materials, Riverina (Australia) Pty Ltd may supply product that varies from the information provided. We recommend the user check the directions for use on the bag or product label supplied with the product for the most up to date information, otherwise contact your sales representative for clarification.