Importance of Cattle Feed Feeding.

Cattle feed is a mixture of various concentrate feed ingredients in suitable proportion. Commonly used ingredients in compound cattle feed include grains, brans, protein meals/cakes, chunnies, agro-industrial by-products, minerals and vitamins. Cattle feed is an economical source of concentrate supplements and it could be in the form of mash, pellets etc.

Compound cattle feed is palatable and good source of nutrients for growing, adult, dry, milk producing and pregnant animals. Through regular use of compound cattle feed in prescribed quantity along with basal diet, cost of milk production from dairy animals can be optimised and net profitability can be increased.

The company has made available best quality Cattle Feed to its member producers at remunerative prices through its network of Milk Pooling Points (MPPs) at village level. The Cattle feed is available under the brand name “Muktaa Feed” and is available in 25 kg & 50 kg pack size.

Compound cattle feed needs to be fed as follows:

Particulars Cows (400 kg body wt.) Buffaloes (500 kg body wt.)
For maintenance 1.5 - 2.0 kg 2.0 - 2.5 kg
For milk production (per litre) 400 grams 500 grams
For pregnancy 2.0 kg (last two months) 2.0 – 2.5 kg (last two months)

Importance of Cattle Feed Feeding.

Cattle feed contains protein, energy, mineral and vitamins required for the growth, maintenance and milk production of animals.