Why Feed High-Fat Cattle Supplements?

Management : Cow & Calf

Nutrition : Supplements

Ron Scott, Ph.D.

Director, Beef Technical Innovation

High-fat cattle supplements help provide additional fat, an ingredient which influences nutrition and reproduction.

High-energy nuggets for cattle in Purina<sup>®</sup> Accuration<sup>®</sup> Hi-Fat BlockFat influences cow body condition and is a precursor for cholesterol (a precursor for estrogen). Estrogen plays a vital role in a cow’s ability to come in heat and get bred.  

High-fat cattle supplements, now in block form

Historically, it’s been difficult to achieve high fat levels in block form. When a product has too much fat—whether pellet, block or cube—the physical form is no longer hard. For that reason, many high-fat cattle supplements are in liquid or meal form.

The new Accuration® Hi-Fat Block offers increased fat content in a hard block form. A proprietary high-energy nugget delivers the additional fat. In fact, you can see the nuggets in a block or tub when it’s cut in half. (See image 1.)

Cattle fed high-fat cattle supplements may show outward signs, such as a shinier hair coat, in as little as three weeks.

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