COPR0319 VMB LeetonStudy 12pp Booklet V4 - Flipbook - Page 11
Rice bran has a high oil content,
making it energy dense.
Rice bran contains up to 20% oil which provides a dense source
of energy. It is readily consumed and easily digested, making it
an effective ingredient for adding extra energy into the diet. Rice
bran improves the energy status of feed which promotes optimum
Rice bran is a safe energy source.
Rice bran is a safe ingredient having very little risk of acidosis,
therefore allowing increased feeding rates when necessary.
Rice bran is highly digestible.
Rice bran is easily digested resulting in improved feed efficiency which
equates to better feed conversion, improved fertility and superior
overall animal health.
Rice bran has moderate levels
Rice bran compared to other cereal grains, is a good source of essential
amino acids lysine and methionine. Lysine is vital for growth and tissue
repair, whilst methionine is a key component of strong, healthy hooves.
Rice bran is a rich source of
essential fatty acids.
Rice bran oil contains omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. They cannot be
produced by lambs or sheep so need to be included in their diet.
Rice bran is particularly high in omega 9 which is important for heart
and blood vessel health. Essential fatty acids have also been shown
to improve flock fertility.
Rice bran is an excellent source
of B-group vitamins.
The B-group vitamins niacin (B3) and pantothenic acids (B5) are vital
for the metabolism of carbohydrate, fat and protein into energy, niacin
also helps to reduce the incidence of metabolic diseases. Biotin (B7) is
needed to produce keratin, the durable protein vital for hoof health.
Rice bran is a source of the trace
minerals selenium, zinc,
manganese and copper.
Rice bran is a source of selenium which protects cells from free radical
damage. Selenium with the support of zinc and copper, ensures a
healthy metabolism and strong immune function. Rice bran is naturally
high in zinc which promotes hoof and udder health, and manganese is
vital for reproduction. Copper and manganese help maintain healthy
bones, joints and cartilage and have other beneficial roles in the body.
Rice bran is a great source of
tocopherols (including Vitamin E)
Rice bran is a source of tocopherols and tocotrienols, both highly
effective antioxidants that are forms of vitamin E. Antioxidants helps
protect cells against cells damage from free radicals which interfere
with cellular function. Vitamin E works best in combination with
selenium to preserve cell membrane integrity and support immunity.
Rice bran is naturally rich in
Gamma oryzanol is a naturally occurring anabolic compound, which
increases protein levels within cells resulting in improved skeletal
muscle development. It works with the body’s endocrine system
(collection of glands that secrete hormones directly into the circulatory
system), to increase fat metabolism and improve protein synthesis.
THE NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF RICE BRAN
& RICE BRAN OIL METABOLISABLE ENERGY
AuStRaLiAn MaDe. FaRmEr OwNeD.