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   Ring Leader Show Ration

Ring Leader Show Ration is a textured complete feed with 14% protein and 5% fat specifically formulated to bring out the full genetic potential of market show calves. Additional benefits include:

  • Highly palatable for excellent intakes
  • Highly digestible and energy dense for outstanding gains and quality hair coats with good bloom
  • RumenSync nutrition technology to promote a healthy rumen environment and minimize digestive upsets

   Store/Farm-Mixed Show Rations

In cases where more flexibility is desired, show rations may also be mixed on the farm or at the MFA retail location. Here are two recommended mixes:


Cracked Corn, supplement :15% protein, .55 NEg on a DM basis
 

      lbs/ton   
      Cracked Corn....................................................

1120 

      MFA Natural 36*................................................

450 

      Cottonseed Hulls...............................................

270 

      Molasses..........................................................

100 

      Taltec...............................................................

50 

      Sodium Bicarb...................................................

10 



Cracked Corn, Cadence: 14% protein, .62 NEg on a DM basis
                                                        

      lbs/ton
      Cracked Corn.....................................................

1250

      MFA Cadence.....................................................

300

      MFA Natural 36*................................................

300

      Molasses...........................................................

100

      Taltec...............................................................

50

 *Turbo 32 or Super Cow 40 may be used in place of Natural 36 supplement.


   Feeding Show Calves

Keep these things in mind as you feed show calves:

  • If steers are not used to grain, start feeding a small amount and gradually work up to full feed over a 3-week period.
  • When on full feed, steers should eat at least 3 percent of body weight. At 3 percent of body weight, a 1000-pound steer would eat a total of 30 pounds of feed per day.
  • For optimum health and performance, the full- feed period should not be longer than 150 days.
  • Steers should be fed twice daily morning and evening with the feed bunk empty not more than one hour before the next feeding. An alternative to this is to never let the bunk run empty. However, stale feed will need to be removed from the bunk frequently.
  • Hay should be fed at 1-3 pounds per head per day, but not fed free choice. Free-choice hay will cause variations in grain-eating patterns, risking acidosis and also reductions in gain.
  • Rumensin or Bovatec will improve feed utilization.
  • Expected gain should be 3.5 pounds per day or better. For a 150-day feeding period at 3.5 pounds average daily gain, a market steer would gain 525 pounds.
  • Exercising a steer daily can help firm up muscle. If a steer is going to be too big by the show date, exercising the steer is better than reducing feed intake.
  • Steers should be kept comfortable. Keep pens dry and control flies. Provide plenty of fresh clean water to drink Air flow around animals will help keep them stay cool in hot weather.

 

           

Nutrient Analysis 

 
            Crude Protein, not less than....................... 14.0% 
            Crude Fat, not less than............................. 5.0% 
            Crude Fiber, not more than........................ 15.0% 
            Calcium, not less than................................. 0.7% 
            Calcium, not more than............................... 1.2% 
            Phosphorus, not less than.......................... 0.3% 
            Salt, not less than........................................ 0.5% 
            Salt, not more than...................................... 1.0% 
            Potassium, not less than............................. 0.6% 
            Vitamin A, not less than.............................. 8,000 IU/lb. 

 


  • Textured complete feed with 14% protein and 5% fat– specifically formulated to bring out the full genetic potential of market show calves.
  • Highly palatable– for excellent intakes. 
  • Highly digestible and energy dense– for outstanding gains and quality hair coats with good bloom. 

   Feeding Directions

Full feed along with 3.0 pounds hay per day. When on full feed, cattle should eat at least 3% of body weight. If cattle are not used to grain, start feeding a small amount and gradually work up to full feed over a 3-week period.  For optimum health and performance, the full feed period should not be longer than 150 days. Keep an ample amount of fresh, clean water before animals at all times.