Nutrition / Animal Health

Liquid feeds range approved for use in PCAS pasturefed programs

Beef Central, January 23, 2017

PCAS CERTIFIED_PASTUREFED - Copy (2)LIQUID supplements produced by Graincorp Liquid Feeds have been approved for use by cattle producers operating under Pasturefed Cattle Assurance Scheme (PCAS) guidelines.

Graincorp Liquid Feeds’ Molafos and Rumifeed range are the first liquid supplements to gain approval for use under PCAS.

Feed manufacturers are now able to supply ‘PCAS-Approved’ feed and forage products to producers through PCAS.

Cattle Council of Australia president Howard Smith said as the scheme continued to grow, it was important to make appropriate product use more transparent for PCAS producers.

“The ‘PCAS Approved’ scheme was developed to make it clear for all producers what feed and forage products are eligible for use under the program,” Mr Smith said.

“GLF is the first feed manufacturer to be approved under the new system, and it’s a sign of things to come as PCAS continues to expand.”

GLF’s Molafos and Rumifeed range of supplements were now ‘PCAS Approved’ and suitable for certified grassfed production systems, he said.

GLF Liquid Feeds national business manager Jeremy Melloy said GLF supported the Cattle Council initiative to provide producers with access to quality assurance programs such as PCAS, to ensure a sustainable future for the Australian beef industry.

He said the company was committed to providing cattle producers with supplement feeding solutions tailored to their needs, while complying with the PCAS specifications.

GLF nutritionist Steve Blake said the Molafos and Rumifeed liquid supplements, designed to promote increased liveweight gain, reproductive efficiency and pasture utilisation, were entirely based on molasses.

The products provided a high-energy substrate and a balanced supply of protein and minerals, which are required to optimise livestock performance to assist with meeting the PCAS specifications, as pasture quality changes with seasonal conditions, he said.

 

About PCAS

The Pasturefed Cattle Assurance Scheme was developed by Cattle Council as an assurance program that enables the industry to prove claims relating to pasturefed or grassfed production methods. Find out more here: http://www.pcaspasturefed.com.au/

About GrainCorp Liquid Feeds

Graincorp Liquid Feeds, a business unit of GrainCorp Pty Ltd, is a leading Australian manufacturer of molasses-based feed supplements and a major supplier of molasses and vegetable oil to the Australian livestock industry.  GLF has FeedSafe-accredited production facilities located in Queensland and Victoria. The Molafos product range is a well-known and trusted liquid supplement available via a large reseller network and bulk deliveries direct to farm. Website: www.graincorp.com.au/liquidfeeds

 

Source: CCA

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