18 Mpande Road, Sebenza, Edenvale, Gauteng.
P.O. Box 1296, Bedfordview, 2008. South Africa.

Supplementing Feed for Grazers

Rescently, Ritlee has been trying to assist livestock farmers and game farmers with Alternatives to assist with complementing feed especially in areas where the grasses for grazing are close to non existent because of the bad rainfalls experienced throughout!

Following new design and testing, we added a grinder to our 225 wood chipper discharge immediately after the chipping chamber. This to grind down the chips into a small consistancy which we feel is ideal for cattle and game consumption.

The Grinding function is engaged by manually closing a trap door which directs the chips to the 32 or 64 blade grinding chamber with a choice of 10, 15 or 20mm multiple holes.
Trapdoor open and the unit is a normal chipper.– Trapdoor closed and all chips are ground.

We started off with a demo up in Stella where farmers had no grazing in their fields, but masses of Vaalbos which was cut down with a brush cutter with sawblade — These branches with leaves and woody branches were loaded into our chipper grinder with really good results.– See below video.

Since then Eastern Cape, with their drought problems also use our 225 chipper grinder for processing Black Wattle, Port Jackson, Poplar, Soet Doring and other tested species of bush and trees.

I have been told by farmers using Black Wattle that their cattle are fed with fresh grindings daily. Others tell me they feed it 24 hours later to allow the Tannins to dissipate.

Eating freshly chipped and ground Black Wattle with 10% Chop

Black Wattle after chipping and grinding


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Our Gravity feed wood chipper is fine for Wattle, Poplar, Soet Doring, Port Jackson etc.
Our Hydraulic feed would be used for bushy and ridgid material like Swarthaak etc or material which goes really tough and non flexing during the dry months.


Botswana Area Chipping and Grinding Black Thorn Picture Gallery


Mr Farmer — Please send me a note or contact me with any suggestions with regard to equipment improvements for chipping and grinding. — Thanks!
To: marc@ritlee.co.za My cel: 0844534499

Suggested Additives:

Browse

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

  • 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.

Eze Graze

http://ciplaagrimed.co.za/product/eze-graze

  • Break the condensed tannin/protein complex to release proteins, which are essential for the action of the micro ore in the rumen as well as for the digestion of cellulose.
  • Prevents the absorption of the hydrolysable tannins.
  • The structure of resin is modified, which then neutralises their negative effect on proteolytic enzymes.
  • Allows the intestine to absorb vital nutrients more efficiently.
  • Leaf intake of normally browsed plants will be increased 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, I am no farmer, and all on this page are suggestions for you to research and test.–Also, please send me a note or contact me with any suggestions with regard to feeds and additives. — Thanks!
To: marc@ritlee.co.za My cel: 0844534499

FEED ADDATIVE DOWNLOADS YOU CAN OPEN TO PRINT, READ OR SAVE



Some Analysis of Bush & Tree Results

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

Analysis Reports Downloads you can open to read, print or save!

** Poplar & Taaibos currently in for testing. Results will be posted as soon as available. **


Some Interesting Reading and an Analysis of Indigenous Bush and its Palatability

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


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


Feed Mixes Farmer’s Have Shared with Me

Mr Farmer — Please note– this and all info on this page is only intended as a help in your own research on different aspects of bush feed!
Please will you forward your succesful mixes you feel other farmers will be interested in. I will upload load these on this web page!
To: marc@ritlee.co.za My cel: 0844534499