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NutreBeef® Grower/Finisher Feed

Nutrena NutreBeef Grower Finisher bag

Feeding Guidelines

Introduce cattle gradually to growing and finishing rations. As a general rule, increase the intake of grain or high-energy feed by no more than 1 pound (.454 kg) per head per day. Normal intake of growing and finishing rations when cattle are on full feed is 2.5 to 3.0% of the animal’s bodyweight.

Whether feeding a complete NutreBeef® ration or using a NutreBeef® concentrate to mix with your own grains and roughage, introduce NutreBeef® gradually. The feed intake table below shows the estimated number of days required to reach full feed. For example, a 500-lb. calf will need a minimum of 13 days to reach full feed. It is not advisable to accelerate or shorten the timelines for various weights as digestive upsets can occur.

Starting weight Intake as percentage of body weight Days required to reach full feed
.5% 1% 1.5% 2% 2.5% 3%
300 1.5 3 4.5 6 7.5 9 8
400 2 4 6 8 10 12 10
500 2.5 5 7.5 10 12.5 15 13
600 3 6 9 12 15 18 15
700 3.5 7 10.5 14 17.5 21 18
800 4 8 12 16 20 24 20

 

The following tables show typical mixes for rations made from NutreBeef® concentrates. All figures are given as-fed percentages of the total mix.

Suggested growing rations using a 32% NutreBeef® protein concentrate:
Feedstuff Medium Energy High Energy
Silage Silage & Hay Hay Silage Silage & Hay Hay
Silage 85 61 0 73 49 0
Hay 0 12 49 0 10 36.5
Grain 7.25 22 46.5 19.5 35.75 59
NutreBeef® Concentrate 7.5 4.5 3.5 7 4.5 3.5
Feedlot Mineral .25 5 1 .5 .75 1
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100
Suggested growing rations using a 41% NutreBeef® protein concentrate:
Feedstuff Medium Energy High Energy
Silage Silage & Hay Hay Silage Silage & Hay Hay
Silage 87.5 62.5 0 75 50 0
Hay 0 12 49.5 0 10 37
Grain 7 21.75 47 19.25 36.25 59.5
NutreBeef® Concentrate 5 3 2.5 5 3 2.5
Feedlot Mineral .5 .75 1 .75 .75 1
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100
Suggested finishing rations using a 32% or 41% NutreBeef® protein concentrate:
Feedstuff 32% Concentrate 41% Concentrate
Silage Silage & Hay Hay Silage Silage & Hay Hay
Silage 31 16.5 0 32.5 18 0
Hay 0 4.5 11.5 0 4 12
Grain 61.5 72.25 84 61.5 73 84.25
NutreBeef® Concentrate 6.5 5.5 3.5 5 4 2.5
Feedlot Mineral 1 1.25 1 1 1 1.25
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100

 

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