Anupro recognise that conventional beef production systems represent the majority of commercial beef supply in the UK today and we understand the challenges facing suckler, store and finishing farmers in maintaining profitable systems. The common and most important factor for all farmers is to drive efficiency and to do this it is crucial to target early life growth where feed efficiency is optimal. Anupro have designed a number of dynamic programmes to optimise production in early life by enhancing metabolic programming and improving the animal’s lifetime potential for growth and placing them on a more productive trajectory. All models detailed are based on ad lib concentrate intake but can be tailored for total mixed rations.
This programme is ideally designed for, but not limited to, continental calves finishing as steers and heifers at 12 months of age.
This innovative approach whereby calves get ad lib access to concentrates from birth (creep fed at grass) is targeting a lifetime performance of >1.7kgs / day. This concept is intensive, but the benefits multifaceted:
In a Spring-calving system, whereby the majority of cows and calves go to grass after calving, the programme is adapted to introduce concentrates at grass, pre-weaning, from 200kgs onwards via creep feeders and still achieve good lifetime feed efficiency. However, the earlier concentrate feeding can be introduced, the better the average trajectory the calf crop will be on for lifetime performance. This adapted programme is targeting a lifetime performance of 1.6kgs / day. Again the benefits of this system are multifaceted:
The Anupro EasyBeef Programme is designed to manage purchased suckled calves or young stores and addresses challenges associated transition. The programme effectively manages animals onto concentrate based grower-finisher rations whilst preventing disease.
The charts detail the OptiFinish and EasyBeef programmes which outline the products and timings required to deliver optimal production (product overview below).
(After Colostrum intake and during period of stress)
Anupro also welcome the opportunity to tailor these solutions to meet your specific requirements.
Anupro place quality assurance as a top priority with complete traceability of our entire product range. We participate in assurance schemes which have been developed to ensure optimum feed and animal safety.
As well as addressing the key elements of animal production systems; nutrition, housing and health, Anupro maintain an astute awareness of the environment and energy usage and all our processes are optimised for environmental sustainability.