Poor Nutrition Costing Beef Finishers £200 per Head

This article neatly summarises the challenge of meeting the nutritional requirements for finishing cattle diets.

Extra energy can easily be added by increasing starch levels in the diet, the real challenge is to maintain a healthy rumen at high starch levels. NIS is a twice as effective as non-forage fibres such as Soya Hulls & SBP as quoted in article and will not reduce dry matter intake as chopped straw will.

Anyone feeding high levels of starch to finishing cattle should consider NIS as a digestible fibre to maintain rumen function.

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Poor Nutrition Costing Beef Finishers £200 Per Head

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