Cattle

No Molasses. Better Performance. Increased Profits.

SweetPro blocks are made from dried distillers grains and solubles, consisting primarily of complex carbohydrates from corn, milo, barley, oats, wheat and flax, plus vitamins, minerals and the blend additive ProBiotein. Since these distillers feeds have already been fermented, the starches have been removed and there’s no sugar content to negatively affect the rumen and drive down pH.

Condensed distillers solubles have similar binding and aroma benefits to molasses, but they are much higher in protein and fat than molasses. Protein quality and complex carbohydrate energy values are high, and their prebiotic fibers help keep the microbial populations in the rumen healthier. These factors contributed to the better performance of cow-calf herds on SweetPro blocks in the research project.

Benefits for Beef Cattle

  • Less raw feed in manure
  • Less hoof problems
  • Better Carcass grading
  • Shinier coats
  • Improved herd health
  • Feed efficiency
  • Improved conception rates
  • Improved profitability
  • Frame and muscle development

Studies show that even though consumption of the traditional molasses blocks was almost double that of the SweetPro blocks, the herd health and performance was better on the SweetPro blocks than molasses. Since molasses blocks cost about the same per pound, ranchers should expect the overall costs of their supplement blocks, shipping, storage and labor, as well as the time needed to handle the blocks to be considerably less by choosing SweetPro blocks instead of molasses.

 

Salt and Minerals for your Livestock the Way Nature Intended.

This natural trace mineral salt of Redmond Natural comes from an ancient sea, which maintains the mineral makeup in a proportion nearly identical to that found in blood. As animals consume these minerals, their bodies turn to a more natural state of mineral balance. The products allow animals to better utilize their feed, resulting in increased weight gains, and improved over-all health. Receiving the OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) seal of approval, it is perfect for organic operations across the US.




University of Georgia Study

SweetPro participated in a 2011 study conducted by the University of Georgia at Tifton by Dr. Gary Hill, in collaboration with Dr. Abe Scheaffer working with SweetPro Feeds.

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Just thought I would drop you an email and let you know some of our results over the course of the winter.  We fed the backgrounder tubs to about 1250 head of yearlings, and Redmond salt and conditioner to the other 1250 head of yearling on our place. On a bad year we suffer from about 120 cases of coccidiosis in our yearlings. This year we only doctored one (and we are not even sure if he was actually sick with it or not). Although we still had some foot rot out of one truckload of cattle that came in our sickness was next to nothing this year, which was good considering how bad of a winter we had. The product really works. Thanks.

Just a little side note here about the gains we have had with our yearlings on SweetPro and Redmond products. Over the last week we have sold about 600 head of yearlings in two bunches. They were started out on the backgrounder tub and then switched to FiberMate 18’s part way through the summer. They ate about .75 lbs per day of the tubs and were space fed as well. We had Redmond salt on the side and they were just on summer rangeland and we still gained 2.99lbs on one bunch and 3.02 lbs per day on the other. These particular cattle didn’t have fly control and no growth hormones either.

- Brett Phipps
Phipps Ranch - Whitman, NE