Improving Livestock Feed & Effects Of Lack Of Nutrition During Winter

Improving Livestock Feed & Effects Of Lack Of Nutrition During Winter

During the winter seasons, it is extremely important to meet the nutrition requirements of the livestock to keep them in optimal shape and performance. During winter seasons, animals need extra energy to keep their bodies warm. The energy they get from food is transformed into fat and also heat. Lack of food and water during the winter season can cause animals to suffer, retard their growth, breeding and also make them less productive.

Planning nutrition for the livestock

The feed you provide for the livestock in the winter should contain practically enough nutrients of all types, from adequate amino acids, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, fatty acids and water. An optimal diet should also supplement the deficits in the normal diet, such as soybean and corn based diet for swine, milk supplement and replacements for calves, and available forage for the cattle. Supply of glutamine, arginine, zinc, and linoleic acid should also be included as additional supplement whenever possible, which are necessary to improve fertility, increase genetic expression, optimal breeding and immune function as well as metabolic performances of the animals. Providing a balanced diet which is both practical and economical is essential for all winter livestock diet. Providing quality water is also vital for animals as they will need fresh, clean water more in the winter.

Good fodder system

fodder systemThere are DIY fodder systems available in the market today. It is convenient to buy and set up your own fodder system from us. You can get green mats that go in place for your own fodder growing projects and you will be able to grow your own fodder. The fodder is well known and calls it Micro Green which you can buy form Northern Colorado.

Buying and carrying fodder system is easy. You are able to buy Micro-Green fodder flakes from a vending machine according to your needs from the Mountain Sky Ranch. This is a high quality feed for the livestock, any kind of livestock, whether you have horses, cattle, chicken or rabbits, it contains a balanced nutrition for proper growth and adequate amounts of feed for all type of animals.

Organic beef and milk

There has been many debates recently regarding organic farming and most scientists today are taking a strong stand against GMO for there have been many negative effects associated with GMO being uncovered recently. It actually makes a very little difference if you eat beef that was grass fed, grain fed or anything else, but the kind of beef you eat needs to be grown in organic methods. What affects us is when we eat beef containing high fat contents and low in omega-3. Most Americans eat beef in forms of ground beef in their sandwiches and burgers that contain more fat than usual, three times more fat than a totally grass fed beef.

At the other end of the spectrum is premium ground beef, the Wagyu, which is produced through Japanese GMO technology, and conventionally grown and produced from cattle, the Angus Beef Akaushi ground beef. Meat from these cattle contains a very high concentration of oleic acid and has very low content of saturated fat, compared to grass fed cattle. Eating totally grass fed beef could give you a slightly more omega -3 fatty acids, more oleic acid and more saturated fat, which are better for fighting bad cholesterol in human.

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