Grain Balancer 60 Pellets are designed to be mixed with cereal grains and legumes to produce a balanced feed lot diet for cattle and sheep.
Grain Balancer 60 Pellets are mixed at the rate of 6% (60kg per tonne) of the total grain mix.
The level of legumes required in the mix will vary depending upon the protein level of the diet required. Legumes can be replaced with other protein sources such as canola meal, cottonseed meal etc if economical to do so.
To ensure that your diet is balanced correctly it is recommended that you contact our technical staff so a least cost diet can be formulated for you using the ingredients that you have available.
The two examples below show barley, lupins and balancer being used to create two feed lot diets, one 14% protein,the other 16% protein at 11.7mj/kg on an “as fed” basis.
|Grain Balancer 60||Barley||Lupins||Diet Protein||Diet Energy|
Feed the mixture of grain and balancer ad lib along with roughage. Introduce gradually and avoid sudden changes to diet as digestive problems may occur. If digestive problems occur reduce grain & balancer mix and increase roughage until normal digestive activity returns.
Stock will consume approximately 3% to 3.5% of their body weight of food per day. When fed in a feed lot situation (ad lib) about 15% to 25% of their consumption will be roughage and the remainder grain & balancer mix. Roughage intake can be manipulated by alternating between straw and clean fresh hay. The consumption of straw will generally be lower than hay which enables the level of consumption to be regulated.
Roughage and clean fresh water must be available at all times.
This feed contains Lasalocid Sodium. Do not feed to camelids, horses or other equines as it may be fatal.
Withholding Period: Sheep & Cattle: Meat, Nil. Sheep: Do not use in lactating ewes where milk or milk products may be used for human consumption.
** Urea. Grain Balancer 60 may contain Urea in excess of 3%.
To ensure that toxicity is not encountered it is important that the balancer is mixed evenly throughout the final mix.
Do not allow Grain Balancer 60 to become wet. If wet do not feed to stock.
Grain Balancer 60 is formulated from a selection of the following ingredients:Canola, soyabean, legumes, cereal grains, and products derived from these ingredients. Vegetable oil, limestone, di-calcium phosphate, salt, urea, acid buf, bentonite, magnesium sulphate, magnesium oxide, antioxidants and lasalocid sodium.
Vitamins: A, D3, E.
Minerals: Calcium, phosphorus, sodium, chloride, cobalt, copper, iodine, iron, manganese, sulphur, selenium and zinc.
|As fed||DM @ 89%|
|ME (min)||6.5 MJ/kg||7.3 MJ/kg|
|Total Protein (min)||27.0%||30.3%|
|Protein from Urea (max)||14.4%||16.2%|
|Salt (max added)||7.5%||8.4%|
|Acid Buf (rumen buffer)||15.0%||16.9%|
|Lasalocid Sodium 550 mg per kg as fed|