Urea can be used to supplement the diet of cattle and other ruminants. It helps maximize the benefits of poor-quality grazing by optimizing digestion – particularly in the dry season.
Urea can help stem weight loss through improved rumen function in cattle when grazing feed quality is poor.
- Ruminants can use non-protein nitrogen (NPN) to synthesize microbial protein with high biological value.
- NPN is an efficient alternative to proteins.
- Urea = 46 % Nitrogen = 288 % crude protein.
- Soluble protein should be balanced in ruminant rations to allow maximum microbial growth thus microbial protein synthesis.
2.17 lb. per 1,000 square feet is equivalent to 1 lb. Nitrogen. Coverage is 23,000 square feet