Presentation on theme: "FEEDLOTS AND PEN FATTENING,STRUCTURES AND MANAGEMENT"— Presentation transcript:
1 FEEDLOTS AND PEN FATTENING,STRUCTURES AND MANAGEMENT SAT
2 PEN FATTENING FEEDLOT DEFINATION A plot or ground on which livestock are fattened for marketThere must be plans put in place to deal with large amounts of waste generatedSupplementary feeding or pen fatteningPEN FATTENING DEF
3 PEN FATTENING INDUCTION WEIGHT 300KG (18-24 months) High energy diet meal which consist of hay,cereals, soybean and premixesHigh energy diets for deposition of fat (known as marbling in butchered meat) in animal’s musclesFat desirable to consumers as it contributes to flavor and tendernessGain kg for 3 to 4 months
4 Pen fatteningWhen farmers pen fatten two to three steers they will be able to buy four to five tonnes of supplementary feed and remain with the capital to buy other household requirements70% maize grain, 20% roughage, 10% protein sourceSTARNDARD HIGH ENERGY DIET RATIO MAINLY 9:1 MAIZE : CONCENTRATESBUDGET
5 STRUCTURES AND MANAGEMENT Water and feed toughsShedFloor spaceHOW DO WE MANAGE ?