COPR0319 VMB LeetonStudy 12pp Booklet V4 - Flipbook - Page 10
THE POWER OF RICE BRAN IN RATIONS
COPRICE STRATEGICALLY USES RICE BRAN IN ITS ANIMAL FEEDS TO PRODUCE BALANCED,
CONSISTENT AND HIGHLY DIGESTIBLE RATIONS FOR LIVESTOCK. THESE SCIENTIFICALLY
FORMULATED PELLETS WILL HELP YOUR LAMBS REACH THEIR MAXIMUM POTENTIAL.
A CLOSER LOOK AT A GRAIN OF RICE
THE NUTRITIONAL BENEFIT OF RICE BRAN
Rice bran is the outer layer of the rice grain, removed by polishing
brown rice to become white rice. It is a highly nutritious product
that is a rich source of energy, protein, vitamins, minerals, fatty
acids and fibre, therefore a valuable ingredient to add to feed to
boost the nutritional content.
The health and productivity benefits of rice bran in livestock feed are well
documented, having been well researched in Australian and international
studies. Rice bran contains:
RICE MILLING PROCESS
• A significant amount of protein
(up to 15%), which is essential for
muscle growth and development.
TYPICAL RICE BRAN COMPOSITION
& NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS
- Enables synthesis of prostagland in which may play an
important role in reproductive efficiency.
- Linoleic acid is not made by ruminants so must be added
to the diet.
- Beneficial for milk yield.
- Inhibits methane production.
- Increases energy use for production.
- Can be used for energy, or incorporated into tissue fat.
• Highly digestible form of
Metabolisable Energy, with
no undesirable acidosis effect
in the rumen.
• An excellent source of vitamins B
and E, which help strengthen the
immune system and support
• Antioxidants, macro and
micro-minerals, which contribute
to superior health and improved
condition of livestock.
A GRAIN OF RICE
• A well balanced amino acid profile,
that compares favourably with
other cereal bran.
• A high rice bran oil content (up
to 20%), which provides a dense
source of energy.
- Improves gestation rate (larger corpus luteum).
TYPICAL RICE BRAN
NUTRIENT LEVELS PER KG FEED
(ON A DRY MATTER BASIS)
Metabolisable Energy Min. 14.5MJ
Oleic (Omega 9)
Linoleic (Omega 6)
Alpha Linolenic (Omega 3)
NUTRITION THAT STACKS UP