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Cattle Feed / Livestock Feed from Selected Bush

Bush Feed -- 225 Mk2 Cattle feed Alternate production for feed

Bush Feed — 225 Mk2 Cattle feed Alternate production– here cattle eating Black Wattle

BushFeed / BosKos

Cattle Feed / Livestock Feed made with Ritlee 225 BushFeed Wood Chipper with Mk2 grinder – comes as a tractor mounted or as a trailer mounted unit.

It is available as a gravity feed or as a hydraulic feed.– All covered below!

Cattle feed / feed for livestock is processed in one pass — Load your selected bush or tree material (Use growth which is 2 years and younger for best protein levels)– material chipped—Chips travel up discharge and diverted to grinding chamber with 48 blades grinding these chips through selected screen with 10, 12, 15 or 20mm holes to grind through.

If you want chips only then move selector lever to chips only or if you want grindings then move selector to grinding only!

When loading, please assure that bush is trimmed for ease of loading for chipper to feed and process, also, obviously, the finer the grinding, the slower the production – please assure loading of bush at a rate in relation to the speed of the machine.

Depending on product, will chip and grind about +2,5 cu meter grindings per hour

Other Names: Bos Kos, Boskos, Bush Feed, Bos tot Kos

 Has lever to chip only or flip lever to grind only through 48 swing blades Mk2

Bush Feed -- Chipper Drum used in all Ritlee 225 wood chippers

Bush Feed — Chipper Drum used in all Ritlee 225 wood chippers

Bush Feed -- Typical chips and grindings of black wattle through 225 Ritlee wood chipper with Mk2 grinder - ideal for cattle feed

Bush Feed — Typical chips and grindings of black wattle through 225 Ritlee wood chipper with Mk2 grinder – ideal for cattle feed

Bush Feed -- 12mm grinder grill (15 and 20mm also available) for 225 wood chipper with Mk2 Grinder

Bush Feed — 12mm grinder grill (15 and 20mm also available) for 225 wood chipper with Mk2 Grinder

Bush Feed -- Ritlee TERMIGHT 225 with Bush Feed Attachment Mk2 Grinder

Bush Feed — Ritlee TERMIGHT 225 with Bush Feed Attachment Mk2 Grinder – make your won cattle feed

Bush Feed -- Mk2 Grinding mechanism on 225 chipper with grinder

Bush Feed — Mk2 Grinding mechanism on 225 chipper with grinder for cattle feed

Bush Feed -- Typical Grindings through 15mm screen

Bush Feed — Typical Grindings through 15mm screen


  • Typically it is found that the 15mm is ideal for cattle feed and 12 mm for calves and sheep. This is in a well accepted consistency they enjoy!

Please read on below for analysis reports, some of the bush names used, mixes done, reported success stories etc.

Mr farmer, with the common drought conditions in different areas throughout southern Africa like at present Namibia and Botswana, and earlier Eastern Cape and Northern Cape, Ritlee suddenly get inundated with inquiries for our Ritlee 225 with Mk2 grinder which results in Ritlee being left with no stock for a few weeks till our next production run is done.– 95% of these sales are urgent as livestock is suffering.

Consider this machine as a must have in your fleet of equipment. Studies showed production of 1 ton Chipped and ground wattle costs R1,300 to produce. You know your cost if you buy in 1 ton of Lucerne..

Bush Feed chippers with optional grinder are illustrated below and on their dedicated pages.

Bush Feed -- Discharge Lever side of wood chipper Mk2 grinder

Bush Feed — Discharge Lever side of wood chipper Mk2

All Mk2 Grinder heads can be set as Chipper only, OR–then by turning lever illustrated, it diverts the chips to a 40 blade grinding chamber working through 12mm, 15mm or 20mm screen. with bottom discharge

Bush Feed -- Typical chips and grindings of black wattle done with 225 chipper Mk2

Bush Feed — Typical chips and grindings of black wattle through 225 Ritlee wood chipper with Mk2 grinder – ideal for cattle / livestock feed

Mk2 grinder drive from Drum shaft

Mk2 grinder drive from Drum shaft

Drive of grinding chamber from Bush Feed Chipper drum carrier shaft up to grinding chamber carrier shaft using 3x B Section over the counter belts)

Grindings of Black Wattle through 15mm screen

Grindings of Black Wattle through 15mm screen

Pelletised black wattle grindings pressed at Nampo

Pelleted black wattle grindings pressed at Nampo

These pellets were pressed at Nampo– We made one mistake in that wattle in ground form should have dried for 12 hours longer. We dried this for about 6 hours.

After research, analysis, reading, discussion, trials, observation plus input from cattle and sheep farmers:

  • We used our Ritlee well proven 225 wood chipper.
  • Built a grinding chamber into the discharge shoot of this chipper.
  • Built in a lever operated deflector to direct produced chips down into a 40 bladed grinding chamber working through a 12mm, 15mm or 20mm H/D screen for feed consistency product.
  • Built in a easy collection system for the grindings.
  • Built in a simple and controlled discharge to bypassing the grinding chamber if chips only are required.
    • All this controlled with a simple spring loaded lever!

Ritlee research, reading & development:

  • Reading for example told Ritlee that Port Jackson was imported into South Africa after the first world war for two reasons:
    • 1. To stabilize beach dunes in East Cape.
    • 2. Port Jackson As a cattle feed which seems to have been forgotten.
  • Work in Stella area chipping and grinding Valbos told Ritlee that the cows really enjoy eating this in a feed consistency.
    • Below is a few analysis reports done by various reputable laboratories on indigenous and other bush and trees.
  • Trials done by farmers in East Cape on Black Wattle proved to be really beneficial, improving:-
      • Milk fats.
      • Protein levels.
      • We have had farmers reporting:
        • Better classification level for slaughter price after 5 days on Black Wattle 1 level improvement of the available 5 levels.
        • Higher calving percentage (Kraal cattle 6 weeks on Black wattle them Bull released in kraal 89% calving)
        • Free range cattle no black wattle then Bull released also after 6 weeks 75% calving)
      • Cattle eat this consistency with relish.
      • Is ideal for roughage and forming of cud.
      • Read attached analysis given to me by Eastern Cape Farmer
  • Ritlee now have well over +90 farmers scattered all over SA, Namibia and Botswana using our 225 wood chipper with grinder, and all with great success.
  • With regard to Tannin content after wattle has been chipped and ground into feed consistency:
    • Ritlee always recommend that a product like Brouse Plus is added to the drinking water, or if not possible mixed in with the wattle grindings.
      • See below about Brouse Plus and its properties with regard to proteins and tannin.
    • A lot of farmers do not add this or similar as they believe the Tannin is mostly dissipated after chipping and grinding and left for 12 hours after processing.

Attention please:—>>>Namibian Cattle, Sheep and Game farmers! (I would imagine Northern Cape and Regions of Botswana would also apply here!)

Cattle Feed / Livestock Feed from Namibian encroacher bush

Cattle / livestock feed production from bush is a viable option for Namibian farmers, as extensive research has shown. This manual provides guidance for producers.

After my reading this downloadable booklet about a project of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – Sustainable Management of Namibia’s Forested Lands Project (NAFOLA). I thought it most important that Namibian, Botswana and Northern Cape farmers have easy access to this booklet.

Please click on below picture for PDF download.

Namibia encroacher bush as animal feed link to downloadable booklet

Namibia encroacher bush as animal feed downloadable booklet

Bush Feed for Cattle / Livestock Success with Black Wattle and Vaalbos

Illustration of cattle feed after chipping and grinding local selected bush and trees

Illustration of cattle feed after chipping and grinding local selected bush and trees

Cattle Feed from Black Wattle chips and Grindings

Chips and grindings through Ritlee 225 wood chipper with grinder

Chips and grindings through Ritlee 225 wood chipper with grinder – ideal for cattle feed

 

Rumen:

225 Trailer Mounted wood chipper fitted with Mk2 Grinder Front View unit

225 Trailer Mounted wood chipper fitted with Mk2 Grinder Front View unit

Hydraulic feed–Trailer Mounted

Hydraulic feed Trailer Mounted 225 wood chippers with Mk2 grinder available

Ritlee 225 trailer mounted Hydraulic feed wood chipper with Mk2 grinder with optional engines

Ritlee 225 trailer mounted wood chipper with Mk2 grinder with optional engines

Hydraulic drive on infeed roller mounting. NOTE: Bypass line for high hyd pressure and Spider coupler joining to feed roller shaft (Expensive Hyd motor well protected.)

Hydraulic drive on infeed roller mounting. NOTE: Bypass line for high hyd pressure and Spider coupler joining to feed roller shaft (Expensive Hyd motor well protected.)

 


Ritlee customer farmers state to me that:-

Production is 1/3 the cost of if you bought in feed like Lucern.

There is virtually no wastage.

This is ideal for cud which cattle do not have with fine feed.

Is a ideal form of roughage.

Study Group learning about feeding cattle with Black Wattle

Study Group learning about feeding cattle with Black Wattle

This is one of some Face Book groups with well over 500 members now. They organise get togethers and discuss their experiences with alternate feeding and contribute suggestions for improving and saving.

 Please like us on our Ritlee Facebook page to have updates put on this page 


Analysis reports– downloads

  1. Analysis Ouhout, Wattle, Soja reste
  2. Analysis Swarthaak, Geelhout, Rosyntjie, Gwamiebos, Kameeldoring
  3. Analysis Vaalbos HaakenSteek Cedara
  4. Analysis Vaalbos, karee, SWDoring
  5. Analysis Wag n Bietjie, Soetdoring, SwartHaak, Voelent, Gobabis, Prosopis, Rosyntjie,Lusern
  6. Analysis Black Wattle (Green Chop)
  7. Analysis Black Wattle 2
  8. Analysis Citrus Waste from processing
  9. Analysis Green Chop

Useful Reading Downloads you can open to read, print or save!


FEED ADDITIVE DOWNLOADS YOU CAN OPEN TO PRINT, READ OR SAVE!


Some Mixes


 

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Suggested Additives:

Browse Plus

https://www.virbac.co.za/home/farmer/products/browse-plus.html

Farmer Products

Brouse plus in container

  • Break the condensed tannin/protein complex to release proteins, which are essential for the action of the micro flora in the rumen as well as for the digestion of cellulose.
  • Prevents the absorption of the hydrolysable tannins.
  • Where structure of resin is modified, which then neutralises their negative effect on proteolytic enzymes.
  • Allow the intestine to absorb vital nutrients more efficiently.
  • Leaf intake of normally browsed plants, will be in- creased considerably together with plants not normally eaten.
  • Increased grazing of less palatable grasses.
  • Digestion is more active.
  • Dung will become softer with a green consistency.
  • Game animals will also benefit especially in draught conditions.

Mr Farmer — Please will you forward your results of bush or tree analysis reports you may have had done — If different or new, I will add it to this page for referel and refrence by other farmers who may be interested To: marc@ritlee.co.za My cel: 0844534499.


Related pages to visit on our web for our 225 wood chippers with optional grinders:

These pages cover our Ritlee 225 wood chipper with grinder and the TRF range of wood chippers with grinder used for the production of feed.

All are now developed so that you have a normal wood chipper capable of chipping brush and wood 180 or 250mm diameter, depending on model, where with simply engaging a lever, closing a door or changing a screen you now have a grinder as well as a “All in one unit!” all done in one pass!

Tractor 225 wood chipper with Grinder

Tractor 225 wood chipper with Grinder

225 Hyd feed tractor mounted chipper

225 Hyd feed tractor mounted chipper

TRF Mills and chippers ideal for maize, cattle feed home chipper


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