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Key points of feeding and management of fattening cattle in shed


With the rapid development of beef cattle industry, in order to pursue the fattening speed, more and more farmers choose to fatten in the shed. What should be paid attention to in feeding and fattening?


Ⅰ.The interval of feeding should not be less than 6 hours, and the feeding time should be 1-1.5 hours. The feeding time of young cattle is slow, so it can be extended appropriately. Drinking water for 2-3 times in summer and 2 times in winterit is better to drink warm water to reduce the stress of beef cattle due to the influence of water temperature.


Ⅱ.Concentrated feed should be premixed in advance, then mixed with roughage evenly, and fed to beef cattle in batches and times. The type of diet should be relatively stable and should not be changed at fixed time. For example, when changing ration, it needs to be carried out step by step with a 7-day transition period.


Ⅲ. When high concentrated feed diet is used to fatten cattle, diarrhea and thinning often occur, which is called acidosis. Sodium bicarbonate is added to 1% - 2% of mixed concentrate to alleviate acidosis, or reduce the intake of grain feed and increase the supply of roughage;


Ⅳ.The feed for fattening cattle should be relatively fixed and fed by fixed personnel at fixed time.


Ⅴ.The feed and forage should avoid sand, metal and other foreign matters as far as possible. If it is found that there is mildew in the feed of beef cattle, it is necessary to stop feeding the moldy feed. At the same time, according to the proportion of 1 to 1.5 of the concentrate supplement, the mildew agent should be added to detoxify the cattle and reduce the harm of mycotoxin to beef cattle.


Ⅵ.In terms of management, it is necessary to clean up the cattle trough in time, clean up the excrement, and keep the cattle clean.


Ⅶ.Observe the mental state, appetite, feces and other conditions of cattle every day. Once abnormal conditions are found, they should be handled in time to avoid unnecessary losses caused by the deterioration of the situation.