Anipro Cattle – the answer for liquid protein supplementation
What is Anipro?
When producing top quality beef products for domestic and export markets, you can’t just rely on good seasonal conditions.
You need to make the most of what you have – Whether it’s fresh or mature forage, conserved fodder or crop.
Throughout Australia, paddock forage provides most of the feed available for livestock. For most of the year though, forage is high in fibre and low in protein, and unlikely to meet the animal’s total nutritional requirements – particularly during late gestation, lactation and periods of high stress and growth.
Anipro is designed to provide protein (as non-protein nitrogen), minerals and vitamins to stock grazing pasture or crop in a safe and cost effective manner. Anipro is a molasses based, two part (sweet/sour) product that is blended in the field by accredited distributors to provide a very high degree of intake consistency formulated to provide a significant cost benefit to producers.
By balancing essential nutrients and optimizing rumen function, Anipro Supplements help to maintain consistent growth paths, minimise weight loss and improve both meat and milk production, driving an animal’s production to its full potential.
Improve Animal Performance.
Anipro Liquid Supplements stimulate your livestock to eat more forage and digest it more easily.
While Anipro is not an energy supplement, by improving the rumen’s ability to digest forage, and by stimulating intake, it enhances the animal’s ability to meet its energy requirements from the pasture where plant protein is below animal requirements.
Anipro improves forage intake from 10% to 27% in most pasture conditions.
The RumaPro Advantage
What an animal eats is important, but what happens once inside is even more so. All Anipro Supplements contain RumaPro – a unique, non-protein nitrogen (NPN) ingredient specifically developed to provide a safe, sustained release ammonia source for ruminants. RumaPro remains available to rumen micro-organisms for up to 12 hours following ingestion. This is up to three times longer than conventional urea.
Urea is used very inefficiently by the rumen. The transient effect of an intermittent intake of urea (twice or three times per day) is illustrated by a recovery of microbial crude protein of, at most, only 0.17 of its nitrogen (N). With a continuous intake the recovery of N was 0.79. In effect this means that the microbial crude protein obtained from most urea supplements is less than 20% of the potential protein.
Independent university research has shown that cattle fed RumaPro, do not exhibit high rumen or blood urea concentrations. However, ruminants supplemented with urea, show high rumen and blood urea concentrations about 1.5-3 hours after a meal. High rumen and blood urea concentrations can stimulate many nutritional diseases, especially where the animal has liver damage. High blood urea can affect embryo development and implantation in the uterine wall, having negative consequences on reproductive rates.
RumaPro, because of its sustained degradation rate in the rumen, does not allow blood urea concentrations to negatively impact on reproduction. Instead, because of the increased flow of microbial crude protein from the rumen, RumaPro supports embryo development and enhances reproductive performance.
Anipro Liquid Supplements feature a highly palatable two-part, ‘sweet’ and ‘sour’ formulation to provide animals with protein (NPN), essential minerals and vitamins, offering a supplement program with efficient consumption control. Anipro Service Providers work out intake targets based on available forage and status of the animals. They regulate consumption to make sure that animals get the supplemental nutrients they need.
Labour and Capital Savings
There is no need for you to invest in either capital or labour. Anipro Liquid Program is fully serviced by trained distributors who deliver the product directly into the paddock, making sure animals have product available as required.
Large troughs are supplied as part of an Anipro Program. These are designed to provide livestock with sufficient feeding space to access the supplement at will. This prevents excessive feeding competition between animals.
Cost Effective Nutrition
To keep your cost down, appropriate average daily consumption targets are carefully calculated as part of our outstanding delivery service. A number of important variables are considered: age, size and condition of cattle; availability and quality of the forage; management practices employed; type of feeding program and stage within the production cycle.
Target Anipro Intake Rates for Various Categories:
|Live Weight (kg)
|Yearling (heifers and steers)
Anipro intakes are based on an application rate of 125ml per 100kg live weight:
- Minimum effective intake (e.g. for weaners) is 250mL.
- When supplementing lactating cows, the weight of the calf is included.
For maximum response and value, Anipro supplementation should be implemented:
- In conjunction with sound animal health and husbandry procedures.
- In accordance with an animal’s nutritional requirements and dietary inputs from pasture and other forages.