Formulated to provide essential quality fiber in diet. May be used to replace up to half the forage in an animal's diet on a pound for pound basis. Suitable for equines, sheep, cattle and goats, camelids and rabbits. - Available in Forage Extender Mini Bites (standard pellet), or Forage Extender Super Bites (large pellet)
Features sources of highly digestible fiber - Soy Hulls, and Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal
80% digestible fiber vs. a maximum of 50% digestible fiber in hay
12% protein vs. hay protein of 5-8% (depending on crop). Provides consistent nutritional content vs. the variability seen in hay.
Reduces dust and mold exposure of animals with only poor quality hay sources available.
Balanced Ca:P ratio
Yeast Culture is added to aid in the proper digestion of the fiber, allowing the animal to get the most out of the ration
Flavor to enhance palatability
Meet the animal's energy requirements with less lbs of concentrate in the diet
Economical and available: Average 35% cost savings over other hay replacement products
Available in Forage Extender Mini Bites (standard pellet), or Forage Extender Super Bites (large pellet)
|Crude Protein||Min||12.00 %|
|Crude Fat||Min||2.00 %|
|Crude Fiber||Min||24.00 %|
|Crude Fiber||Max||28.00 %|
|Acid Detergent Fiber||Max||38.00%|
|Neutral Detergent Fiber||Max||57.00%|
|Dietary Starch||Max||5.7 %|
Soy Hulls, Wheat Middlings, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Calcium Carbonate, Yeast Culture, Flavoring, Sweetener
Feed pound for pound to replace or extend your hay supply at up to 50% of total daily forage consumption.
Introduce gradually over 10-14 days.
Always supply fresh, clean water.
Day 1: Feed 4 quarts of high quality colostrum (>200 IgG) within 2-6 hours of birth. Feed another 4 quarts colostrum 12 hours later.
Day 2- Week 11: Offer free choice Opti-Caf or AlphaLine Start calf starter (both contain Bovatec), up to 7 lbs/day, beginning with small amounts. Calf should be eating 3-4 lbs starter/day by weaning at 60 days.
Day 28- Onward: Offer a small handful of hay daily (ideally 5-10% of total dry feed).
Week 12- 15 months: Transition gradually from calf starter to an equal amount of Opti-Heifer Pellet (Contains Bovatec) or Textra 18% (non medicated), or ACP 20% Pellet (non medicated), increasing amounts daily, up to 6-8 lbs daily. Can introduce high quality fermented feeds such as haylage or silage. Offer free choice forage.
Finisher: 15 Months - Finishing: Free choice forages (fermented feeds or hay) and 6-12 lbs/ day of one of the following products depending on forage quality:
Breeding/ Lactating: 15 Months- Onward: Free choice forages (fermented feeds or hay) and 6-8 lbs/ day of one of the following products depending on forage quality: Hi-Line 16% Pellet, Stock NCA Sweet 16%, Textra 14%, 16%, or 18% (all non medicated).
Quality grass based or forage only diets: Offer free choice Beef Mineral (all natural, non medicated) to all classes of beef cattle. Optimum intake is 4 oz/d.
Poor quality or lack of forage: Feed Forage Extender Pellets to replace up to half of the forage in the diet, pound for pound.
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