Reduce your cost of production

24 Sep 2020

Our unique additive Rumitech has been assured by The Carbon Trust to ‘significantly reduce enteric methane emissions and improve feed efficiency.'

The result of this more efficient rumen environment is:

  • Improved feed conversion
  • Reduced feed intake
  • Improved killing out percentages
  • Improved performance
  • Reduce carbon footprint

Flexible feeding system

Rumitech can be introduced to any feeding system with positive results seen when fed to growing and finishing cattle. It is available as a:

  • mineral
  • concentrate
  • compound 

Success with growing stock

George and James McDougal from Bassendean Farm near Gordon, had heard a lot about Rumitech and were keen to find out what it could do for their business.

At the end of 2019, Murray Smith from Harbro helped the McDougals set up an on-farm comparison to compare their current growing diet against the same diet with the addition of Harbro’s feed additive Rumitech. The diets were fed to the weaned spring born calves throughout the winter. The diet included homegrown grass silage and bruised barley.

The following results were recorded:

  • DLWG (daily liveweight gain): 10% increase
  • FCR (feed conversion ratio): 9% increase
  • Cost/kg liveweight gain: 5% decrease

This improvement in performance meant the McDougal’s margin over feed cost has been increased by 5p/kilo liveweight gained. Over the course of the winter this is worth an additional £10/animal.

The McDougals commented:

“We are delighted with the results we saw when adding Rumitech minerals to our growing cattle diet and we’ll certainly be feeding them from now on. Small gains have a big impact when we add them up across all our animals. We’re continually looking for ways to further improve our cattle and to fine tune our diet. Working with Harbro allows us to do this”

Success with finishing stock

Alistair Kingan, AgriScot Scotch Beef Farmer of the year, achieves consistent high performance feeding Rumitech minerals alongside treated grain:

  • Improved DLWG
  • Improved feed efficiency
  • Improved meat quality




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