MIX 30 can be fed free-choice or mixed in a grain ration. The high energy of MIX 30 keeps cows in optimum condition and increases calf weight gain, especially as forage quality decreases. MIX 30 is low in starch and sugar making it an excellent addition to any forage-based diet. Unlike other liquid feeds that contain high levels of urea, MIX 30 is safe to feed in open top tubs or tanks without fear of digestive upset. In addition, the fat in MIX 30 provides a concentrated source of linoleic fatty acid, an important nutrient in beef cow nutrition. Producers feeding MIX 30 can expect intakes of 1 to 4 pounds/head/day depending on body condition and forage conditions.
Calf Creep Feeding
MIX 30 can be fed to calves as a creep feed to supplement the cow’s milk when necessary. In many situations’ calves are fed MIX 30 before weaning and then after they are weaned. The calves become familiar with the taste while still on the cow and this then eliminates the lag period that typically occurs during this stressful time. Producers can expect intakes of 1/4 to 1/2 pounds/head/day in creep situations.
Heifer and Bull Development
Similar to starting and growing rations, MIX 30 provides an economical source of protein and energy for developing dairy cattle. MIX 30 enhances ration palatability which contributes to higher intakes and few health problems.
Dairies can utilize Mix 30 in every phase of production. MIX 30’s ingredients include corn and/or soy co-products as well as corn or soy fat. This unique combination of ingredients creates a palatable, consistent, nutrient-rich product. Add it in your hay or grain total mixed rations.
Mix 30 can be used as an energy dense nutrient source for bucket calves. It is typically added directly into the milk or milk replacer at a rate of 5 to 10%.
Mix 30 provides a palatable source of ammonium chloride to the diet for a close-up cow ration. At the same time, Mix 30 will supply a concentrated source of energy to prepare the cow for freshening.
Feed MIX 30 free-choice to calves that are grazing grass or legumes. MIX 30 can enhance the performance of cattle on both high and low-quality forages. On poor quality forages, MIX 30 can supply additional forms of protein as well as additional energy to meet rumen fermentation requirements. MIX 30 can be beneficial on high quality forages as well. Most high-quality forages contain excess protein in relation to the amount of energy they contain. MIX 30 can help correct the protein/energy imbalance by supplying the additional energy necessary for the utilization of the excess protein. This allows MIX 30 to help alleviate the bloat problems that are typically associated with grazing lush wheat pasture. Typical intakes of MIX 30 on grass cattle are from ½ to 3 pounds/head/day.
Starting and growing cattle rations will benefit from the addition of MIX 30 at levels of up to 25%. Similar to the beef cow diet, MIX 30 provides an economical source of protein and energy for supplementing, starting and growing cattle on high forage diets. MIX 30 enhances ration palatability which contributes to higher feed intakes. Typical inclusion rates of MIX 30 are ½ to 4 pounds/head/day depending on the composition of the background ration.
MIX 30 began in the feedlot and it provides a proven and economical means of supplementing protein and energy into the diet while simultaneously serving as a ration conditioner. In dry rations, MIX 30 helps to hold the ingredients together to prevent feed bunk separation. Furthermore, the 10% fat level in MIX 30 can meet the optimum dietary fat level when used in a high concentrate ration. MIX 30 also contains ammonium chloride which is often used in feedlot rations. MIX 30 is typically mixed into a ration at 1 to 3 pounds/head/day.
In the lactating cow ration, Mix 30 can be fed as a protein and carbohydrate source, while simultaneously serve as a ration conditioner. Mix 30 also provides a concentrated source of linoleic fatty acid. Mix 30 should be included at 1 to 5 pounds/head/day.