The pressed alfalfa flour can be used optimally in diets for calves in early weaning with excellent results, its high availability of essential nutrients coupled with the contribution of soluble fibers are the perfect ally for a good development of the rumen.
The combination of pressed alfalfa meal with a limited amount of energy concentrates and a protein supplement allows important improvements in the rate of fattening of pre-ruminant calves.
The contribution of fiber, vitamins and minerals of pressed alfalfa flour in the diets can eliminate the contribution of regulators of fermentation (lasalocid, monensin, etc) and vitamin and mineral supplements.
The pressed alfalfa flour has a high palatability, this coupled with a significant contribution of soluble fibers make it an ingredient of choice in diets of calves in early weaning and early rearing.
The quality alfalfa flour contains about 50% cell wall with a very balanced fiber composition, on average it contains 8% pectins, 10% hemicelluloses, 25% cellulose and between 7 and 8 % lignin, this ensures an excellent level of soluble fiber which is optimal for calves in the state of ruminal development.
The portion of insoluble fiber in the pressed alfalfa flour encourages rumination, which leads to the production of sodium bicarbonate in salivation and better development of ruminal flora at an early age.
The digestive system of pre-ruminant calves needs a substrate that favors the early development of the bacteria that make up the ruminal floral, the "ideal" substrate is PRESSED ALFALFA FLOUR.
|RAW MATERIALS||OPTION 1||OPTION 2||OPTION 3||OPTION 4|
|Soy expeller 41||23,5||23,5||23||22,5|
|Premix rearing calves||2,5||2,5||2,5||2,5|
|Total in percentages (%)=||100||100||100||100|
|NUTRITIONAL VALUES||OPTION 1||OPTION 2||OPTION 3||OPTION 4|
|Gross protein (minimum)||16%||16%||16%||16%|
|Fatty matter (minimum)||4.5%||4.5%||4.4%||4.4%|
|Metabolizable Energy||3245 kcal||3230 kcal||3215 kcal||3200 kcal|
|Total gross fiber||4.8%||5%||5.2%||5.5%|
|Total calcium (average)||0.83%||0.84%||0.86%||0.88%|
|Total phosphorus (average)||0.5%||0.5%||0.5%||0.5%|
|Total digestive nutrients||88%||88%||87%||87%|