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Concentrates Essential In Your Animal Feeds

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For an animal to grow normally and to gain weight efficiently, the amount that it eats in one day
must contain enough energy and protein for body maintenance, growth and production.

This means when you feed well your animals and birds with the right feed with all the ingredients you expect Maximum profits during your harvest.

Fully customised feed concentrates to help your animals get the most out of their feeds. Koudijs feed compositions are developed based on the exact needs of all animal species.

Feed concentrates provide nutrients that forage alone cannot provide. This is particularly true in the case of high-producing animals. At times concentrates are a more economical source of nutrients than forages. There are two types of concentrate feeds: carbonaceous and proteinaceous.

Feed concentrates provide nutrients that forage alone cannot provide. This is particularly true in the case of high-producing animals. At times concentrates are a more economical source of nutrients than forages.

·Proteinaceous concentrates or “protein feeds” contain high levels of protein (>15%). Examples include soybean meal, cottonseed meal, peanuts (groundnuts), flaxseed (linseed), canola, cottonseed, coconuts, oil palm and sunflower seeds. Protein quantity is generally more important than protein quality (amino acid content) in ruminant livestock because the microorganisms in the rumen manufacture their body protein. Livestock do not store excess protein; it is burned as energy or eliminated (as nitrogen) by the kidneys.

· Carbonaceous concentrates or “energy” feeds are high in total digestible nutrients but tend to be low in protein (8-11%). They include the cereal grains, corn, barley, wheat, oats, milo and rye.

Certain concentrates are reduced to high protein content, consisting of a combination of vegetable proteins, urea, essential vitamins and minerals, rumen modifier, and limestone, designed to be mixed with grain and roughage, to produce a complete ration. Such concentrates are mixed 94% grain and 6% concentrate. The concentrate is not fed directly to the cattle.

Many feed companies offer “complete” mixes of feed, balanced for the needs of the animals of a particular age and production class. Complete feeds should not be mixed with other grain, because this may create nutritional imbalances. Complete feeds tend to be significantly more expensive than homemade concentrate rations.

These mixes are called concentrates and because they usually have a high content of cereal grains, mixes that contain only grain are also called concentrates.

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