Increase rumen efficiency: decrease feed consumption, increase weight gain and reproductive performance
A rumen that has a constant source of a degradable protein increases fermentation rates – thus processing larger amounts of dietary carbohydrates and increasing energy intake.
Feeding stock every second day is inefficient as the rumen microbes need to change from digesting lower quality pasture to digesting the supplement. Once the supplement has passed through the rumen, the microbes need to change back again.
Using 3IN1FEEDERS ensures that the rumen has a consistent supply of both the supplement and pasture to ensure optimum rumen efficiency.
Our customers often achieve better than a 3:1 supplement feed conversion ratio – supplementing 1lb/day to weaned lambs on pasture has increased weight gain by .4lb/day.
Farmers who measure pasture consumption recognize that stock also consume less pasture. The consumption of less pasture enables more stock per acre to be run.
Alternative methods of creep and supplement feeding often involve pail feeding or dealing with 25kg bags of feed. Feeding in such small quantities means that it can be a daily task. Feeding in bulk with the 3IN1FEEDERS means loading in bulk as little as once or twice a month.
3IN1FEEDERS allow farmers to load bulk amounts with skid steers, front-end loaders or mini bulks instead of pail feeding. Balanced rations can be mixed and fed in a controlled manner.
Our lick system ensures that any feed, which falls into the trough, is eaten right away as livestock find this easier to access than the lick area. This means that the trough is always licked clean first and all feed is utilized.
When rain falls on feed sitting in a trough, the feed is often wasted. 3IN1FEEDERS hold the feed between the Advanced Adjustment System so only a small amount of feed, if any, may get wet. The feed in this area is minimal and stock will lick it out before it restricts the flow.