ADAPTATION DIETS
 
  BEEF FAT 33+ COMPLETE AND CAFETERIA ADAPTATION DIETS FOR CATTLE
  MIXING INSTRUCTIONS


 
COMPLETE
FEED
MIXTURE 1
COMPLETE
FEED
MIXTURE 2
CAFETERIA
MIXTURE 1
CAFETERIA
MIXTURE 2
BEEF FAT 33+ kg 160 160 160 160
MOLATEK BYPASS kg 50 50 50 50
MAIZE MEAL/
HOMINY CHOP
kg 670 630 790 750
MOLASSES MEAL kg **** 40 **** 40
ROUGHAGE kg 120 120 Ad lib Ad lib
TOTAL kg 1 000 1 000 1 000 1 000

 

  COMPOSITION (As is basis)


 
COMPLETE
FEED
MIXTURE 1
COMPLETE
FEED
MIXTURE 2
CAFETERIA
MIXTURE 1
CAFETERIA
MIXTURE 2
PROTEIN g/kg 135 134 143 143
UREA g/kg 14,7 14,7 15,3 15,3
MOISTURE g/kg 120 120 120 120
FIBRE g/kg 120 122 88 88
CALCIUM g/kg 8,8 9,2 8,7 8,7
PHOSPHOROUS g/kg 7,3 7,0 6,0 6,0

 

  Feeding instructions for cafeteria adaptation phase:
 

• Maize can be partly substituted with small grains (50% with barley or triticale, and 20% with wheat) and 50% with grain sorghum or in total with hominy chop.
• Roughage or pasture must be available at all times ad lib.
Day 1-2: Limit mixed concentrate intake to 1% of the body mass (2 kg/220 kg head of cattle/day) plus ad lib hay/roughage or winter pasture.
Day 3-4: Limit mixed concentrate intake to 1,4% of the body mass (3 kg/220 kg head of cattle/day) plus ad lib hay/
roughage or winter pasture.
Day 5-6: Limit mixed concentrate intake to 1,8% of the body mass (4 kg/220 kg head of cattle/day) plus ad lib hay,
roughage or winter pasture.
Day 7-10: Limit mixed concentrate intake to 2,3% of the body mass (5 kg/220 kg head of cattle/day) plus ad lib hay/roughage or winter pasture.

Cafeteria fattening mixes are extremely effective for backgrounding on winter pasture, or for preconditioning at 1-1,5% of the body mass on summer or winter pasture or in paddocks with long hay to prepare the rumen for the feedlot diet.

  FEEDLOT CONCENTRATE – COMPLETE ADAPTATION AND FINISHING DIETS
FOR CATTLE
  MIXING INSTRUCTIONS

 
ADAP-
TATION
DIET 1
ADAP-
TATION
DIET 2
FINISHING
DIET 1
FINISHING
DIET 2
FEEDLOT CONCENTRATE kg 100 100 100 100
MOLATEK BYPASS kg 50 50 **** ****
MAIZE MEAL /
HOMINY CHOP
kg 610 650 680 720
MOLASSES MEAL kg 120 80 120 80
ROUGHAGE kg 120 120 100 100
TOTAL kg 1 000 1 000 1 000 1 000

 

  COMPOSITION (As is basis)

 
ADAP-
TATION
DIET 1
ADAP-
TATION
DIET 2
FINISHING
DIET 1
FINISHING
DIET 2
PROTEIN g/kg 127 129 117 119
UREA g/kg 14,02 14,02 14,02 14,02
MOISTURE g/kg 130 130 130 130
FIBRE g/kg 121 120 114 113
CALCIUM g/kg 10 9,6 9,9 9,4
PHOSPHOROUS g/kg 3,3 3,3 3,1 3,1