The forecast is for early gatherings, early placements, and higher forage costs. Even our feed yards will be dry which is not good news for immature cattle adapting to new diets and surroundings. Plan now for the transition and help avoid this costly situation as much as possible. Give us a call, we can help you with your protocols.
The value of Excell™ involves the longer-term benefits seen when the stress of weaning and shipping is overcome by getting the calves on feed quickly:
Stimulating feed intake:
· Brings the rumen microflora back to normal (stress can reduce the population to 10-15 percent of normal)
· Improved rumen function reduces chance of acidosis and digestive upsets
· Increased intake provides more nutrients for maintaining the immune system to fight off pathogen challenges
· Increased intake and improved rumen function increase nutrients available for growth, development, and feed efficiency
Considerable research has shown that stressed cattle on weaning/receiving rations that stimulate intakes 2-3 weeks post weaning, perform significantly better, are healthy and more profitable than those that are not.