Winter feeding season is right around the corner. There are many products available at your local Quality Co-op to supplement your hay and improve cattle performance during this period. The product spotlight this month focuses on AFC thermo-cured protein tubs.
These 200-pound tubs are made using the Scotland process, in which the product is never in a liquid state. Dry ingredients are blended together and liquid molasses is added before the final product enters the tub. This makes our thermo-cured tubs 20-30 percent lower in moisture than traditional poured tubs. Because there is less water, there is more room for feed ingredients in the formula. This increased nutrient density results in higher total digestible nutrients.
A unique feature of thermo-cured tubs is slow-release urea. Urea is a nitrogen source that feeds the microbes in the rumen. AFC tubs encapsulate the urea so it is released slowly into the rumen over an eight hour period. This leads to better protein utilization and improved animal safety. No other tub offers this benefit!
AFC thermo-cured tubs also have a lower consumption rate than traditional poured tubs (1.5-2 pounds per head per day). This makes your cost lower and increases your profitability. Provide one tub per one to 25 animals.
AFC thermo-cured tubs are offered in three different formulas:
16% Horse and Cattle
24% Hi Mag Cattle
No matter which formula best fits your situation, you can be assured that AFC thermo-cured tubs will provide you with cost effective protein supplementation of your forage this winter.