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 Typical range of feed values for straw, cereal hay and lucerne hay
 Type 
ME (MJ/kg M)
Digestibility (%)
CP (%)
NDF (%)
ADF (%)
 Straw
5 - 6
35 - 65
3 - 6
65 - 75
47 - 55
 Cereal Hay
8 - 11
35 - 85
8 - 14
45 - 60
30 - 45
 Lucerne Hay
9.5 - 10.5
50 - 75
16 - 24
35 - 45
25 - 35
           
 Typical feed requirements of lot-fed beef cattle
 Type
Liveweight (kg)
Feed Intake (% liveweight)
ME (MJ/kg DM)
CP (%)
Daily Weight Gain (kg)
 Weaners
150
2.6
12.0
15.0
1.0
 Yearlings
300
2.9
11.0
11.5
1.3
 Steers
500
2.6
10.8
11.0
1.4
 Yearling Heifers
300
2.9
11.0
11.5
1.2
source: NSW DPI          

 

 Typical feed requirements of dairy cows
 Type
Liveweight (kg)
Energy required (MJ/day)
Feed intake (kgDM/day)
ME (MJ/kg DM)
CP (%)
Daily weight gain/loss (kg)
 Cow producing 35 L/day,
 non-pregnant
600
231
21
11
17
-0.5
 Cow producing 20 L/day,
 3 months pregnant
500
160
16
10
14
0
 Non lactating cow,
 8 months pregnant  
500
117
13
9
12
0
 Growing heifer,
 2 months pregnant
400
80
8
10
12
0.7
source: NSW DPI            
 

 

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