Minerals - Beef

Minerals make up a small portion of an animals diet but they should be fed to all stock to maintain good health. Finishing animals need to receive a suitable mineral / vitamin supplement regardless of the length of the finishing period.

All growing animals should receive appropriate minerals for the duration of the winter housing period. It is important that their mineral inclusion rate matches their winter forage and the type of concentrate used.

For grass silage-based diets a general purpose mineral may suffice. For diets based on alternative forages e.g. maize silage or fodder / sugar beet, a maize / beet mineral is essential. For ad – lib concentrate diets, ensure that the inclusion rate of the mineral matches the feeding rate of the ration.

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Beef Grower

Beef Grower is designed to balance forages, home cereals, purchased straights, compounds and blends as part of the dry stock mineral feeding programme. This product is ideally suited for young animals, growing cattle and dairy replacement heifers. It contains high levels of calcium and adequate phosphorus to aid skeletal development in growing cattle. A useful supplement for mixing into forages
and concentrates.

Bag of beef grower
Beef Balancer

Beef Balancer is similarly designed to balance home grown forages and cereals along with purchased straights, compounds and blends. It is ideally suited for feeding to intensively reared beef cattle including young bulls and heifers. Contains high calcium and phosphorus for optimum thrive plus Chelated Zinc to help avoid lamness. Generous levels of Vitamins are included for ongoing health and thrive.

Bag of beef balancer
Beef Balancer + Yeast

Beef Balancer + Yeast is similarly designed to balance home grown forages and cereals along with purchased straights, compounds and blends. It is ideally suited for feeding to intensively reared beef cattle including young bulls and heifers. It is identical to the above product but contains added Yeast to increase dry matter intake and reduce the risk of acidosis. The addition of yeast to beef diets has also been proven to increase food conversion rates and improve carcase
classification.

Bag of beef Balancer + Yeast

Talk to your Barrett Agri rep today, who will advise you on how to achieve excellent animal performance. 

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