Ranch-Way Feeds

RANCH-O-BLOCK 20% AN PREMIUM HEIFER SOFT BLOCK w/ AVAILA
B4745LP

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ABOUT THE PRODUCT

Ranch-O-Block 20% AN Premium Heifer Soft Block 2x VTM w/Availa is a highly-fortified, free-choice, all-natural protein block intended for supplementing protein, vitamins, and minerals to naïve cattle (that have never been introduced to protein blocks before). In an effort to encourage intake by naïve cattle, these blocks are softer (and more palatable) than the other protein block formulas that Ranch-Way makes.  This protein supplement is most frequently requested by cattle producers wanting to develop bull calves and heifers that are maintained on dormant winter pasture, drought-stressed pasture, or crop aftermath (such as corn stalks). 

This block is considered “premium” because all of the supplemental nutrition a yearling calf needs is in one “package,” therefore no additional mineral supplementation is required (see feeding instructions below).  As a rule of thumb, for every 1 lb of 20% Premium Heifer Block offered, 1 oz of Ranch-Way’s Ranch-O-Min vitamins and minerals is provided.

Features and Benefits:

  • All-natural plant protein sources to support muscle development and growth in yearling calves.
  • Elevated trace mineral levels to support the immune system response against the stress and disease that will bombard  developing calves during fall and winter months.
  • Availa® brand of organic trace minerals (a source of “chelated” Cu and Zn) bound to an amino acid complex to protect against mineral antagonism, improve mineral absorption, and support immune function and fertility. 
  • Megalac® is a source of rumen by-pass fat, to promote body condition needed for ovulation/onset of puberty in heifers being prepped for breeding season.

 

HOW TO FEED

Offer as a free-choice protein, energy, vitamin and mineral supplement to naïve cattle (that have never been introduced to blocks) maintained on range pasture for a target intake of 2 to 4 lbs / head / day.  Feeding rate will vary depending on quantity and quality of available forage and animal condition.  Distribute blocks over a wide area.  Access to blocks may need to be limited to prevent over-consumption, especially upon introduction.

This is not a complete feed, additional supplementation is required.  An adequate supply of long-stem forage or roughage (at least 1-2% of BW) along with free-choice access to plain white salt and fresh, clean water is necessary.  As a rule of thumb, for every 1 lb of 20% Premium Heifer Block offered, 1 oz of Ranch-Way’s Ranch-O-Min vitamins and minerals is provided.  Therefore, feeding 2-4 lbs of this block will meet the vitamin and mineral requirements for most beef animals, so no additional vitamin and mineral supplementation is required.

CAUTION

Store product in a clean environment free of moisture, rodents, insects, and other pests.  Do not feed moldy or repugnant feed.  This product has been formulated specifically for cattle and is not intended for other species. 


DO NOT FEED TO SHEEP DUE TO HIGH COPPER LEVEL.

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GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
  • Crude Protein, min20.0 %
  • Crude Fat, min3.0 %
  • Crude Fiber, max9.0 %
  • Calcium, min1.9 %
  • Calcium, max2.4 %
  • Phosphorus, min0.7 %
  • Salt, min5.4 %
  • Salt, max6.4 %
  • Potassium, min1.0 %
  • Magnesium, min0.3 %
  • Zinc, min465 ppm
  • Copper, min157 ppm
  • Selenium, min1.1 ppm
  • Vitamin A, min15,000 IU/lb
  • Vitamin D, min1,520 IU/lb
  • Vitamin E, min15 IU/lb
INGREDIENTS

Plant Protein Products, Processed Grain By-Products, Cane Molasses, Lignin Sulfonate, Grain Products, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Bentonite, Calcium Salts of Long Chain Fatty Acids, Ethoxyquin (as a preservative), Monocalcium Phosphate, Zinc Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin E Supplement, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Vitamin D Supplement, Cobalt Carbonate.