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Provide Your Cattle Balanced Ration

Posted by Admin on February, 25, 2015

Cattles or cows are raised in many countries for milk, meat and pulling carts. It has been observed that unbalanced feeding results in low milk production; and poor growth, energy and reproduction. Many farmers even the ones who are literate do not have knowledge of how to prepare balanced rations for their cattle. This write-up seeks to enlighten the readers about the essential nutrients and Cattle Feeds, which cattle needs. Provide Your Cattle Balanced Ration! Please continue reading!

Protein: Protein aids in tissue formation that is for forming muscles, bones, skin, organs and milk. Protein is important for cattle’s growth and also increases milk production. Protein also makes for the lost cells in cattle.

Minerals: Minerals aid in forming bones & teeth, transferring nerve impulses, supplying oxygen etc. Macro minerals should added in cattle ration in gram amounts while micro minerals should be included in milligram amounts.

Cattle Feeds: Feeds are mainly of two types. These can be classified as roughage/forage and concentrates. The classification can be further sub classified.

  • Roughage/Forage Feeds: These are of two types, wet and dry. Cattle Feed Manufacturers usually include green chop, silage, and haylage in wet type roughage/forage feeds. The dry types comprise of grass legume hays, alfalfa hay, other legumes, cereal straw, peanut hulls, and mature hays.
  • Concentrates: These can be classified as energy concentrates, protein concentrates and vitamins/minerals concentrates. The energy concentrates include corn, barley, oats, wheat, molasses, tallow, milo (sorghum), and potato waste. The protein concentrates include soybean meal, cottonseed meal, corn gluten feed, and brewer’s grains. The vitamins/minerals concentrates include limestone, dicalcium phosphate, TM salt, vit and pre-mix.


There are many Cattle Feed Suppliers in India. Cattle Feeds are procured by farmers who don’t have much time to collect those corns, barleys, oats etc. to feed their cattle with. Farmers can also read the various ingredients included in the Cattle Feeds on packaging before procuring.


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