Traditionally beef animals have been fed low protein diets. A typical finishing diet would contain 12 -13% crude protein with growing rations at 14 -15% crude protein. With wheat replacing barley, and maize silage or whole crop now being grown these low protein rations do not utilise the starch from these feeds effectively. Simply put, the lack of protein is restricting the animal’s weight gain and feed conversion.
QLF’s ‘Timed-Release’ protein liquids contain Effective Rumen Degradable Protein (ERDP) and sugar and hence can improve the efficiency of use of home-grown, starch feeds. This was demonstrated in an independent beef trail in Ireland where Soya and feed grade urea were replaced with QLF Super 40. Not only Daily Live Weight Gain increase but also finishing weight, Killing Out percentage and Grade.
Our Top 5 Beef protein products
Whilst QLF manufacture an extensive range of beef protein liquids, five of the more popular are as follows:
|As Fed||Dry Matter|
|Protein %||Sugar %||Phos %||DM||Protein %||Sugar %||Vit & Min||Est ME||Litres / Te|
All feed rates must be approved by your QLF merchant or representative as they will be dependant on your ration and livestock being fed. Feed rates shown in the table below are typical rates for indication only.
|Typical Feed Rates (Kg/head/day)||Suitable Feeding Methods|
|Dairy||Beef||Sheep||Youngstock||Lick-tank||Pour On||TMR Mix|
The product should be introduced gradually to acclimatise the rumen, typically in the first 1-3 days, 15% of target feed rate should be included. This should then increase to 40% (target feed rate) for days 4-6, 70% for days 7-9 and 100% after 10 days. Please confirm with your QLF Merchant or representative.
Super 40 is available in any quantity from 1000L; HIPRO products and Steakmaker 34 are available in quantities of 5 tonnes and more and Q-Pro Products have a minimum order quantity of 10 tonnes. These products typically have a 3 month use by date. Product delivery is normally on QLF Articulated vehicles though short articulated vehicles are available on request. All products are suitable for storage in a QLF supplied tank, please see the equipment section for more details. Custom products are available on request.