Cattle feed pellets are made from a variety of raw materials, including:
- Grains: Corn, barley, oats, and wheat are common grains used in cattle feed pellets.
- Oilseeds: Soybean meal, canola meal, and cottonseed meal are popular protein sources used in cattle feed pellets.
- By-products: By-products from the food and agriculture industry, such as beet pulp, distillers dried grains, and brewers grains, can be used as feed ingredients in cattle feed pellets.
- Forages: Alfalfa, clover, and grass hay can be used to provide fiber and nutrients in cattle feed pellets.
- Supplements: Minerals and vitamins can be added to the feed to improve the nutritional profile and meet the specific requirements of the cattle.
The type and amount of raw materials used in cattle feed pellets can vary depending on the intended purpose, such as growth, maintenance, or lactation, and the specific nutritional needs of the cattle. A veterinarian or nutritionist can provide guidance on creating a balanced and nutritionally complete feed for your cattle.