Beef and Heifer Feed
The feeding challenges of all beef systems are different but the objectives are the same - to produce cattle that grow quickly, grade well and meet the buyer specification to ensure the best prices. At the same time, it is important to achieve this cost-effectively, making full use of home grown feeds.
Whether you are suckler producer, run an intensive finishing system or grow and finish cattle at grass, Harpers Feeds have a choice of products to help you raise your cattle efficiently. The feeds are designed to fit in with the range of management systems seen on-farm, so whatever your system we have the products to suit.
We also have products suitable for rearing heifers, ensuring they enter the milking herd at the target age, well grown and ready to produce milk and settle into the herd.
All our feeds are backed by our Feed Advisor Register trained team and a range of technical support services.
Harpers Beef Feeds:
A comprehensive range of feeds formulated to deliver maximum performance for all systems:
Balanced energy sources promote good rumen health and feed conversion
Minerals from high bio-available sources to ensure good fertility and foot condition
Quality protein sources and a choice of protein content
All finishing diets contain yeast
Focus on performance
Coarse ground for better digestion
Fully mineralised protein balancer for use with home grown cereals
Available as nuts, rolls and blends
Available in 25kg bags, 500kg bags and in bulk.
|Product ||Description ||Feeding Age |
|Calf Rearing || |
Calves can be moved onto this diet at 12 week. Fed at a rate of 2-3 kgs per head per day, this diet will maximise the growth potential of the calves.
Calves will digest this easily, developing their rumen function as they grow. A high specification of minerals ensures the development of all vital functions, producing healthy calves with good bloom.
Two year old calving heifers should be fed this diet right through their first summer at grass to ensure target bulling weight is achieved.
This product is available as a stock item at 18% or as a 16% nut (minimum order 2 tonne) or a 16% mix (minimum order 1 tonne).
|12 weeks |
|14% Bull Beef Nuts + Yeast || |
This diet is designed to be fed ad lib to finish cattle at 20 weeks of age or housed bull beef cattle.
We recommend using yeast with this diet to improve rumen conditions and increase growth and feed conversion rates.
This diet fed ad lib will ensure that cattle are properly finished when they reach their target weight.
|20 weeks |
|Cattle Combine Nuts || |
Designed to be fed to 6+ month old ruminating cattle, growing cattle, suckler calves and creep feeding.
The mix of ingredients gives the most effective growth available, ensuring cattle grow to their potential and minimise their store costs.
Ideal general purpose feed.
16% available as a stock item. Also available in 18% and 21% (minimum 2 tonne order).
|6+ month old |
|16 % Suckler Cow Roll || |
A high energy diet carrying magnesium for those cows that are out on the moors all winter. Contains 3% magnesium.
Rolls available as a stock item. Also available as nuts (minimum order 2 tonne).
| To be fed at 1Kg/cow/day |
|25% Beef Balancer Nut || |
This diet is for the home mixer, using their own cereals or crimp grain. It is double mineralised so no further minerals are required.
This is a high protein, high digestible fibre 6mm nut with no cereal inclusion.
50% cereal/50% nuts = 17.5% Crude Protein diet
66% cereal/33% nuts = 15% Crude Protein diet.
Minimum order 2 tonnes.
| 6+ months |
|33% Cattle Protein Pellet || |
These diets contain quality raw materials such as soya bean meal, which ensure high levels of UDP. This is essential to maximise high peak yields and growth and is fully mineralised when diluted with your own cereals.
Also available at 40% protein (minimum order 2 tonnes).
| 6+ months |
|Beef Finisher || |
Designed to finish cattle with the right level of conformation and fat cover. Meat quality is a careful balance of flavour, tenderness, colour, healthiness and shelf life. Harpers beef feeds influence these factors to ensure customer satisfaction, looking particularly at:
Vitamin E from a natural source will maintain shelf life of beef through its antioxidant effect on intramuscular fat. This gives better flavour and colour to the meat on the plate.
Polyunsaturated fatty acids containing healthy Omega 3 acids from vegetable protein sources ensure meat is rich in flavour and healthiness.
Energy and protein balances from quality raw materials ensure ideal growth rates, giving tender, flavoursome beef.
Available in a nut or roll.
All our beef feeds are available in Bulk, 500kg tote bags or convenient 25kg bags.
| 12 weeks |
|Premier Beef Molassed Mix + Yeast ||Designed to feed ablib for growing and fattening of bulls. |
With the inclusion of Maize, the product will help cattle to grow quicker and finish earlier.
Not a stock item. Minimum order of 1 tonne.
|Intensive Bull Beef Molassed Mix + Yeast ||Intended to be fed ablib alongside quality straw, for growing and fattening of bulls in a bull beef system |
Not a stock item. Minimum order of 1 tonne.
|16% Beef Molassed Mix ||This product is designed to be fed from 4 months old to growing cattle, suckler calves and creep feeding. |
Its a general purpose feed, to be fed alongside good quality forage and or at grass.
|33% Cattle Protein Dry Mix ||This product is to be mixed with rolled cereals, contains quality ingredients such as soya bean meal, essential for maximising growth rate or peak yields. |
33% Cattle Protein Dry Mix is fully mineralised when diluted with home grown cereals.
Weight of Barley (Kg) 850 800 750 700
Weight of Concentrate (Kg) 150 200 250 300
Protein of Mixture (%) 13.5 14.6 15.8 16.9
|Alka Beef Nut + Yeast ||Designed to balance the pH in the rumen allowing cattle to utilise the high starch content without suffering acidosis resulting in stable rumen conditions leading to better growth rate and feed conversion. || |
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Yea-Sacc®1026 (Yeast) has a number of benefits when added to beef and calf diets.
Trial results have shown to include:
Improved Bull Beef Performance
Increase in dry matter intake,
More efficient feed conversion
Live weight gain, kill-out percentage and carcass weight.
Reduction in days to slaughter.
Other additives include Double beef minerals, Eimericox, Iodine and more.