Farmers Business Network (FBN) has partnered with Boveta Nutrition to provide a proprietary feeding system for beef cattle. Initially available to FBN cattle operators in 8 states, the plan has been designed to improve feed efficiency & carcass yield while decreasing methane gas emissions and wet waste.
Boveta Nutrition’s optimized feed formulation ensures that cattle consume less feed yet maintain or increase gain and milk production. The feed formulation is achieved through a proprietary algorithm that optimizes each animal’s diet.
“With our improved feeding algorithms, producers get more planned beef production from less feed, resulting in a decrease in costs and an increase in profit potential,” says Rod Jones, co-founder, and chairman of Boveta Nutrition. “In addition, beef cattle that follow the Boveta diet see a reduction in methane gas production.”
Lowering feed costs is critical for many ranchers facing higher fertilizer and corn prices. According to FBN, the Boveta-optimized diet improves income over feed costs and reduces methane emissions by 8-12%. This reduction in methane emissions is not only beneficial for the environment, but it also helps to reduce the cost of production for ranchers.
The FBN team, led by Dr. Monty Kerley, a renowned nutritionist, will work closely with Boveta Nutrition to bring the industry-leading system to the market. This partnership is the latest in a series of strategic initiatives that FBN has undertaken to provide its members with the necessary tools and resources to succeed in today’s rapidly changing agricultural landscape.
FBN and Boveta Nutrition have plans to expand the proprietary feeding system nationally and internationally soon. The partnership is expected to revolutionize the way beef cattle are fed, and it will help improve cattle operations’ sustainability and profitability.
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