ADVANTAGES IN FEEDING GROUND ROUGHAGE
SAVE 20% TO 50% ON YOUR HAY
In free choice feeding, when stacks or large round bales are set in open area, cattle
may waste from 20% to 50% depending on weather and feed conditions. Grinding the
roughage and feeding in bunks is less than 1% loss.
BETTER GAINS - UP TO 40%
University research has shown that feeding ground roughage can result in greater
weight gains; from 20% to 40% when compared with the same amount of roughage
Cattle are selective feeders and prefer to eat the most palatable portions of feed
supply first. Grinding allows the mixing of poor and better quality materials during the
actual grinding process. Mixing in this manner means the cattle are more likely to eat
all the materials offered.
EASIER TO HANDLE
Ground roughage is a more manageable form for conveyor equipment and feed
bunks, so less waste occurs during handling and feeding. Also labor requirements
Poor quality roughage shows increased value when ground, especially when
blended with good quality materials.
Roughage can be directly blended with the other supplements and ingredients in a
blender box for a better balanced ration.
Mixture of dry ground roughage with silage provides a much better balanced diet.
GRIND IS BETTER
Do your own grinding as needed rather than using commercial grinding in large
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