Cattle



The amount of feed for cattle is determined by the breed, age, season, and size. The advantage of utilising a Fodder Solutions system is it will produce according to your stocks needs. Preparing bulls, heifers, weaners, steers, vealers for sale or just trying to hold your stock alive during drought. This is amazing how little sprouts are required to make a difference to the nutritional value of other feed stuffs. Using the sprouts mat as the primary energy and protein feed for your cattle removes the dependence for expensive processed feed & prime Lucerne hay. You are able to utilise grassy hay or even straw, for roughage while feeding the sprouts due to its high digestibility.

SIZE & ENERGY REQUIREMENT Feed Rate Kg/Day (Wet weight)
POOR SEASON 2
HERD IN FIELD 4
VEALER 4
WEANER 8
FINISHING < 300KG 8
FINISHING > 300 KG 12
COW & CALF 12
DAIRY COW 16
SHOW BULL 20

The Benefits of Feeding Fodder Solutions Sprouts:

  • Exceptional growth rates
  • lncreased milk production and milk fat
  • lmprovement in general appearance and coat condition
  • Better quality meat for colour and texture
  • Supplies high protein and energy from small quantity of grain
  • Reduces bloat and acidosis
  • High in digestible fibre, which is digested into volatile fatty acids & readily absorbed into the bloodstream as a source of energy
  • Supplies higher concentrations and bio-available minerals and vitamins, important for animal nutrition – compared to grain prior to sprouting
  • Provides essential amino acids and vitamins – which encourages the early breeding and increase gut function
  • High digestibility due to the fact that when grains are sprouted starch is converted into simple sugars, which are called (Maltose and Dextrin’s). These sugars are easier to digest and take the pressure off the animal’s digestive system increasing the net available energy for the animal.
  • Reduces the pressure calves place on cows, as they are able to eat and digest the sprouts from as young a 7 days old resulting in healthier cows with more milk and larger calves at foot
  • Stimulation of appetite, especially during conditions of heat stress
  • Spring green for increased fertility for breeding
  • Reduced feed wastage