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P.O. Box 1296, Bedfordview, 2008. South Africa.

Selected local bush and trees as Feed for Grazers

Ritlee assisting farmers to use their local selected bush and trees like Black wattle, Acacia, Port Jackson, Soetdoring etc as feed for all Ruminants which includes cattle, sheep, goats, giraffe, buffelo and game.

Black Wattle and other (groth with leaves 3 years and younger) is chipped then ground in one pass giving you a ideal consistancy for feed.

Grindings ideal for cud which cattle chew most of their day– a indicator of a healthy and comfortable herd.

Acacia, Poplar tree, Port Jackson, Black wattle and a lot more bush and trees chipping and grinding for feed for cattle, goats, game. Also ideal for cud.


Black wattle being chipped and ground in preperation for feed

Black wattle being chipped and ground in preperation for feed

Ritlee 225 wood chipper with grinder tractor mouned Mk2 Gravity Feed

Black wattle growth with leaves which is 2 to 3 years old and younger is best for protein levels.

Farmers are using most Acacia, Poplar tree, Port Jackson and a lot more bush and trees.

Chipped and ground black wattle

Chipped and ground black wattle

Ritlee 225 wood chipper with grinder gravity feed trailer mounted

Note the finished product. This was produced through a 15mm holed screen.

Ritlee customer farmers state to me that

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

  • There is vurtually 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

Ritlee 100 Junior with grinder — Gravity Feed– This group has this unit!

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.

Dairy cattle eating 90% black wattle and 10% chop

Dairy cattle eating 90% black wattle and 10% chop

Ritlee 225 Hyd Feed with grinder Tractor Mtd

See download report where this farmer improved his milk fats as well as protein levels while on this mix for 7 month trials.

 12 Month example of Butter Fats and Protein levels from farmer in East Cape who produces from 65,000 to 600,000 litres of milk per month


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


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


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


Some Mixes



In 2015, when our drought was real bad, Ritlee observed in areas where there was no grass, a lot of selected trees and bush was eaten to the height which the local animals could reach.– This got our innovator juices flowing!


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  • 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!

Ritlee 225 Trailer mounted gravity wood chipper

Ritlee 225 Trailer mounted gravity wood chipper

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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