Working as a diagonal slice of your ration, PowerFeedPellets™ are a great way to keep your livestock operation running consistently.
Local and quality sources of effective fiber, select proteins and high-energy fats are chosen to go into every pellet while our nex-gen manufacturing process improves, cleans and upgrades your feed.
You will never again be surprised by less-than-expected results from feeding low-quality commodity ingredients.
Feed PowerFeedPellets™ – the #1 driver of profitability.
The Advantages of PowerFeedPellets™
Effective Fiber, High-Quality Protein and High-Energy Fats
PowerFeedPellets™ are a consistent and nutritious livestock feed product made from quality specified renewable biomass materials and select feed industry ingredients to ensure the highest value to your ration.
Environmental Sustainability and Traceability
Environmental sustainability and renewable ingredients are a cornerstone to our sourcing and manufacturing processes while lot traceability is built into our Sustainable Harvesting Program. To qualify as an ingredient provider our suppliers must undergo a rigorous process to ensure the highest quality and safety of our finished products. We personally know our ingredient producers well … and a majority of them are also customers.
PTUSA processes real-time quality tested ingredients through our facility which enhances value in several ways. First, nutritional value inside of the fiber is released through an innovative manufacturing process. Second, food safety is ensured through our Clean Feed Technology™ that kills harmful contaminants. Lastly, the consistency and dietary composition are specified, then densified resulting in PowerFeedPellets™, which are easy to ship, store and handle. PowerFeedPellets™ make for a great solution in Natural, Hormone-free or Branded Beef programs that require antibiotic free feed ingredients.
PowerFeedPellets™ are high quality animal feed products made from renewable biomass processed through a high-tech manufacturing facility to ensure consistency, food safety and value.
“I’m really pleased with how the PowerFeedPellets™ hardened our calves with good gains as well. We will continue to use the product in the future.”
– One of our feed customers in Nebraska
“The PowerFeedPellets™ worked well for us. Our bull and heifers were fed 4lbs per day with free choice hay and gained over 2lb a day for 45 days. The cattle went to the pellet readily and the service was outstanding. We will continue to use this product in the future.”
– Another one of our feed customers in Nebraska
“The PowerFeedPellets™ and PowerCubes™ were safe feed sources that helped supplement our cattle and save on our other feed. We like the product and the service that came with it!”
– One of our feed customers in South Dakota
What is the TDN (Total Digestible Nutrients) of the pellet?
Did you know there are over 10 different calculations for TDN? Each is used for a different type of commodity or blend. Instead of using calculations that can often lead to inaccurate numbers, we have back calculated the TDN based on actual feeding trial results and beef cattle performance. A representative number to use would be ~90. This is based on several public and private feeding trials over the course of the last 3 years. Very similar to corn or high quality forage like alfalfa.
What is the NEg (Net Energy Gain)?
A: Similar to the question above, energy values are calculated based off of TDN. Since lab values can often be inconsistent, we start from our known TDN value of ~90 as a basis. This gives us the following:
ME – 1.47 Mcals/lb
NEm – 1.01 Mcals/lb
NEg – 0.70 Mcals/lb
What is the PDI (Pellet Durability Index)?
We design our pellets to minimize fines and still be palatable to the end species. Typically, PDI is >92 and ~42#/cubic foot bulk density. This provides for good, solid truck loads that don’t cost you extra in freight as well as a pellet that can mix easily and maintain palatability with your current ration.
What is the Cost of Gain?
The cost of gain will range anywhere from .30ish to .70ish cents per pound depending on how you’re feeding them. We encourage talks with your nutritionist to see how we can help you make more money and make your operation run a bit easier by using our pellets.
How do I store the pellets?
The pellets need to be treated like corn. Put them in an overhead bin or a covered commodity shed. If left out on open ground they will take on moisture and swell. Pick them with a front end loader and mix them in your feed wagon like anything else. Some feeders dust them with a bit of lime if they hang up in bins but that’s usually not a problem.
How much do I feed?
Some feeders try a truck load and start with 2-4 pounds per head per day with a watchful eye then work their way up. Others will work with their nutritionist to see how to build a feeding program around the pellets as a base for more consistency in their cattle. We have consistently fed up to 85% of the total ration as pellets with no incidents of acidosis or other problems. Positive associative effects of the pellets with other corn-based ration ingredients allow for feeders to push corn or concentrate further than they typically could. Give us a call and maybe we can help with some more suggestions.
What is in the pellet?
It’s like a diagonal slice of your ration. Effective fiber, high quality protein, digestible fats and they’re naturally fortified. We use consistent ingredient sources for our pellets so the quality and performance are better than other places that might be looking for the cheapest ingredient. We use NIR (Near InfraRed) technology to test each load of inbound ingredient as well as each step of our processing so we know pellet one and pellet one million are the same. We have a patented Clean Feed Technology system that ensures the safety of the pellets you get. We design the pellet for performance, not just to meet a feed tag spec.
Is there urea in the pellet?
Yes, which some feeders look down on but the truth is that urea can be a good thing when you use it in a smart way. We use urea as a performance enhancer and not as a cost hedge. There are benefits to ruminant animals in having vegetable based protein in combination with non-protein nitrogen.
How much ash is in your product?
The ash amount is controlled to <10%
What is the NDFD (Neutral Detergent Fiber Digestibility)?
80-85 based on our results from UNL (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) lab analysis