Full hand feeding of beef cattle - quantities

Summary

The full drought phase begins when your cattle have reached the point where they should not lose any more weight, and supplements are insufficient to maintain weight. Now is the time for a major reassessment. This Primefact looks at:

  • assessing the situation;
  • energy requirements for maintenance;
  • calculating the feed requirement for maintenance;
  • calculating the 'as fed' amount;
  • adjusting the ration;
  • feeding for survival;
  • suitability of various feeds.



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Primefact 295

Published: 01 Jan 2007