Ruminant Feedlot Ration for Finishers
Ruminant Feedlot Ration for Finishers is a highly-tailored feed ration for your beef ruminants. Our products are reputable for high quality and their efficiency has been proven in numerous feed trials across breed and diet types.
- It is indicated for ruminant beef production and for fattening purposes.
- In addition to improving the productivity of beef cattle, it boosts fertility, immunity, and health.
- Delivers better feed conversion efficiency.
2% of animal body weight per day.
When using feedlot rations, build the volume slowly and make sure animals have access to fiber source or hay.
Beef cattle can utilize a large variety of feedstuffs. Feeds consumed by ruminants are classified into groups based on their physical form and nutritional content. Most common feeds can be placed in one of the following groups:
- Roughages: These are feedstuffs high in fiber (cellulose and hemicellulose) and usually contains low to intermediate energy component. The protein content in roughages varies widely, depending on the plant species and stage of maturity.
Examples are grass, grain hulls, hays, oilseed hulls, etc.
- Grains: These are high in energy and relatively low in fiber. Most of them have moderate protein content.
Examples include corn, barley, oats, etc.
- Oilseeds: They are high in protein, usually high in energy and variable in fiber content.
Examples are soybeans, canola meal.
- Byproducts: Contain variable nutrient content, may contain a high level of moisture.
Some examples are distillers grains, bakery waste, grain screenings, sweet corn cannery waste, apple pomace.
Cattle belong to a class of animals called ruminants. This group includes sheep, goats, and deer. Ruminants generally have a forestomach with four compartments (rumen, omasum, reticulum, and abomasum).
Ruminants have a digestive system that allows them to utilize roughages (e.g. hay, grass) as a major source of nutrients. These animals have a large (capacity up to 50 gals.), a fluid-filled digestive organ at the beginning of the digestive tract called the rumen. The rumen contains a large population of microbes (including bacteria and protozoa). Much of the initial digestion of feed is done by microbes in the rumen.
Feedlot Vs. Pasture
The main difference between feedlot-fed cattle and pasture-fed cattle is the main source of the feed and calories the cattle are eating. Feedlot utilizes mainly grain while pasture uses forage.
What is a feedlot
A feedlot is a pen or paddock where all the feed for cattle is brought to them. It can be a small pen or large pen, outside or inside the building or pen.
Importance of Feedlot Rations
- The grain in feedlots facilitates faster growth since it is higher in calories than forages or grass.
- Feedlots ensure a more controlled environment on the farm, promoting weight gain and genetic optimization.
- Feedlots also ensure all adequate nutrients are provided to the cattle as opposed to a less easily managed pasture system.
- If properly mixed with hay, feedlot rations will attract all the benefits of feeding ruminants on pasture (including optimal ruminal pH content, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A, etc.)
- Boosts productivity, immunity, and health.
- It is exceptionally high-energy feed, improves the efficiency of energy utilization.
- Reduces the risk of physical trauma that may be inflicted on the animals while grazing on pasture.