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Daily requirements of cattle in feed units and protein

· Maintenance requirement

Weight (kg)

Feed units

Protein (g)

50

0.7

25

100

1.1

50

150

1.5

75

200

1.9

100

250

2.3

125

300

2.6

150

each additional 50

0.3

25

· Growth requirement

Age

Feed units

Protein (g)

Up to 1 Year

1.4

300

1 to 1 1/2 years

2.7

200

1 1/2 to 2 years

3.0

200

2 to 3 years

3.2

200

· Fattening requirement

Feed Units

Protein (g)

3.0

150

Pregnancy requirement


Feed units

Protein (g)

Fifth month

0.3

During the last 2 months

Sixth month

0.6

double the maintenance

Additional per month

0.3

requirement

Lactation requirement


Feed units

Protein (g)

Per litre of milk

0.3

60


· Work requirement


Feed units

Protein (g)

Normal work

0.2

200

Heavy work

0.3

240