Feed prices are rising, how to save money by raising cattle?
Recently, feed prices have generally risen, and cattle farmers need to find ways to reduce costs. Some novice cattle raisers believe that reducing the amount of feed or lowering the quality of feed can save feed costs, but this is not worth the gain. Although the cost of feed has come down, the growth rate of cattle has also come down, and the benefits are naturally not satisfactory. Raising cattle and saving feed should be carried out on the basis of ensuring the nutrient supply of cattle, and the growth and development will not be affected. Today, I will introduce a few tips for raising cattle leftovers!
Short forages, crop straws, and other forages, there will be a lot of rough stalks left when directly fed to the cattle. You should first guillotine or knead the silk before feeding the cattle, which can better improve the palatability of the feed and reduce feed waste. The phenomenon. The rough forage will become softer after kneading, and the cow will eat more cleanly. Feed less When feeding cows with too much feed at a time, the appetite of the cows will be affected to a certain extent, and the cows will eat the concentrate with better palatability, leaving the coarse feed with poor palatability, which will result in a waste of feed. If you can do less feeding and frequent feeding when feeding the cows, you can add the feed for several times, so that the cows can maintain a better appetite excitement, and they can eat more cleanly regardless of the concentrate or coarse materials. Transform the trough Cows eat low-head grass. If the trough is too high, the cows will keep raising their heads when eating grass, which will lead to waste out of the trough. The feeding trough for feeding cattle is recommended to be built underground, that is, the top of the feeding trough is about 10 cm above the ground and the bottom is 20 to 30 cm lower than the ground. At the same time, the trough is built into an elliptical structure with a wide upper and a narrow bottom so that the cattle can eat He will keep his head down. Add water Dry food is very poor in palatability and contains a lot of dust. Not only do cattle do not like to eat, but the inhalation of dust when eating is prone to respiratory problems. The feed should be mixed with appropriate clean water. The ratio of the amount of water to the feed is about 1:1. The feed is fully mixed and wet, and there is a slight leakage of water from the fingers of the hand. It is better to loosen it and disperse it immediately. After the feed is stirred with water, it can improve the palatability, the softened feed can improve digestion and utilization, and the dust in the feed can be avoided. Adjust the amount of feed Insufficient feed will affect the growth of cattle, and excessive feed will cause feed waste. Under normal circumstances, the dry matter quality of cattle ration accounts for about 2.8% to 3% of its body weight. Of course, this is not static and needs to be adjusted appropriately. If there are more leftovers 2 hours after feeding, consider reducing the feed during the next feeding. If the feed is cleaned within 1 hour, consider adding feed during the next feeding until a suitable one is found. Feed amount. Pay attention to storage Feed mildew is also a major cause of feed waste. Especially in summer, improper storage of feed is prone to mildew. If the feed is moldy and discarded, it will cause feed waste. Continue feeding the cow will cause diarrhea or even poisoning. Therefore, strengthen feed storage. Very important. Grain feeds should be fully dried and stored in a cool and dry place when their moisture content drops below 14%. Silage must be sealed, and hay or dry straws should be stacked in the high ground for storage and covered with plastic cloth. rain.