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Riverina XLR8 Pellet



Riverina XLR8 Pellets: Powering Healthy Calf Growth

When it comes to nurturing the growth of your young calves, trust the superior nutrition of Riverina XLR8 Pellets. These high-protein, high-energy pellets are specially formulated to support the healthy development of beef calves, starting from as early as 12 weeks of age.

Key Features & Benefits:

  • Digestible Ingredients: Crafted with easily digestible components, ensuring that your young calves receive the vital nutrients they need for growth and strength.
  • Natural Protein, No Urea:Riverina prioritizes the well-being of calves. They exclude urea from their formulation, opting instead to supply natural protein derived from vegetable protein meals. This choice serves as the foundation for robust growth..
  • Enhanced Growth: The pellets contain rumen buffers and modifiers that promote optimal growth and performance, setting your calves on the path to success.
  • Nutrient-Rich: When fed in combination with roughage, these pellets offer a balanced supply of essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and flavourings, fostering overall health.
  • Quality Assurance: Manufactured to meet stringent quality control standards, Riverina delivers a product that adheres to the highest quality requirements from raw materials to the finished product.
  • Scientific Formulation: Developed in line with the latest research on calf nutrition, these pellets blend a variety of top-grade raw materials to ensure the best possible start for your young calves.

Give your young calves the advantage they deserve with Riverina XLR8 Pellets. With their commitment to excellence in calf nutrition Riverina offers a feed for healthier, stronger, and more vibrant future cattle.

Typical Composition: Barley, maize, sorghum, wheat, millrun, vegetable protein meals, pulses, limestone, dicalcium phosphate, salt, buffer, Rumensin®, mould inhibitor, Riverina ruminant vitamin & mineral premix. - Base raw materials may gradually change seasonally.

Feeding Guide:

  • Gradually introduce XLR8 PELLETS over a 3 week period, start feeding at 0.5% live weight / head / day for the first 5 days. This can be gradually increased to higher levels over the next 2 weeks.
  • Cool, clean, fresh water must be available at all times.

Pasture Supplementation: Feed at 0.5 – 1.5% live weight / head / day depending on size, age of calf and quality of roughage available. It can be used as a supplement for adult cattle when grazing low protein, low quality pastures.

Feedlotting:Can be used in troughs or self-feeders if young calves enter a feedlot. Must be fed with roughage/hay and used with an appropriate induction program. Refer to “Notes on Feedlotting Cattle”.

Early Weaning: XLR8 PELLETS are ideal for early weaning calves >100kg live weight. Lighter calves should be fed CALF REARER CRUMBLES.

  • Week 1 offer 0.5kg / head / day in troughs. Increase to 1kg / head / day when the calves are leaving troughs empty. Allow adequate trough space for all calves to eat at once.
  • Week 2 offer 1kg / head / day of XLR8 PELLETS and offer any other dry licks/molasses supplements that will be used after weaning.
  • Good quality leafy hay must be available at all times e.g. oaten hay or irrigated Rhodes Grass hay.*

Withholding Period:Meat – Nil

Medication: This feed contains Rumensin® which supplies monensin sodium at the rate of 30 mg/kg to aid in the prevention of coccidiosis and to improve weight gain and feed efficiency.

Warnings: For cattle only. Not to be fed to sheep, horses, goats, dogs or pigs. This is not a complete feed - it has been designed to supplement hay and/or pasture feeding. 

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