Replacement heifers are tomorrow’s profit earners and deserve the same management level as the milking herd. Significant daily weight gain (0.7-0.8 kg / day) may be required to ensure that heifers hit calving at 24 months.
In order to achieve these weight gains, the most important ration considerations are protein, sugar (to utilise the forage and increase dry matter intake), and a good mineral supplement.
Heifer Repacement Products
|As Fed||Dry Matter|
|Protein %||Sugar %||Phos %||DM||Protein %||Sugar %||Vit & Min||Est ME||Litres / Te|
|Heifer Grow 30-28||30||28||0.4||57||53||49||Cattle||11.4||804|
|Heifer Complete 40-28||40||28||0.5||59||68||47||Cattle||11.0||801|
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|
|Heifer Grow 30-28||2||1.5||x||1|||||||
|Heifer Complete 40-28||1.5||1||x||1|||||||
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.
QLF’s Heifer replacement products are available from 1000L upto 28 tonne bulk loads and 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.