• Feedlot Farming

Feedlot Farming

​​Feedlot Farming of animals for meat by gaining weight. Fattening is done in barn and pasture environment.

03 October 2022   |    Beef Farming, Ration

Feedlot Farming

Feedlot farming is a very important issue in today\'s world where healthy nutrition is not a trend but a necessity. Because consumers tend to consume products of which they are sure of their quality and source. So, what is fattening and how is it done? Barn environment or pasture be preferred? How to prepare suitable and profitible feed ration for cattle fattening? Let\'s examine the issue together in our content.

What is Feedlot Farming?

Feedlot farming is the breeding of animals gathered together, regardless of gender, race or age, for meat production by gaining weight in a certain period of time to increase profitability. Feedlot farming is done in a barn or pasture environment.

How is Feedlot Farming Made?

The most important parameters to be considered for livestock breeding are age, sex, body structure and amount of weight gain according to the breed of the animal. However, another important issue for fattening is the feeding plan to be prepared for weight gain. Beef cattle can be fed individually or collectively two or three times a day. In the feeding plan, attention should be paid to the order of feeding times as well as the feed ration. Feeds should be given regularly at equal intervals and at the same time each day. Whether you are a livestock breeder in a barn or pasture environment, there is another issue you need to pay attention to. That is, you do not do this work in a large enough area where your animals can move outside of the normal.

What is Feedlot Farming?

How to Select Livestock? How is Fattening Ration Prepared?

When buying cattle fattining, healthy, young male calves and calves are preferred. Because these animals gain weight very quickly when fed with the right ration. In culture breeds, the most common ones are Holstein, Montafon and Simental. Daily live weight gain is around 1400-1600 g. This increase in hybrids is between 1100-1500 gr.

You should consider daily protein, energy and other food needs in the ration prepared for fattening animals. For this reason, you should definitely get the opinion of a zootechnist, agricultural engineer or veterinarian while preparing the ration.

Of course, the regular follow-up of all these…

For cattle fattening, you need to follow many parameters. Ensuring that animals gain weight in a certain period of time by considering feed costs is also a serious accounting work. Unfortunately, a livestock farm where all balances are not kept under control is doomed to loss. Don\'t worry, there is now the MilkingCloud Cattle Management System. This system is your strongest helper in many issues from animal cost, weight tracking, accounting records to automatic ration preparation. Moreover, you can use it from your computer, tablet or mobile phone. If you want to choose the suitable cattle tracking system package for you, click now.

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