No Molasses. Better Performance. Increased Profits.

From the Saddle Photography – Gwen Shepperson

SweetPro blocks are made from dried distillers grains and solubles, consisting primarily of complex carbohydrates from corn, milo, barley, oats, wheat and flax, plus vitamins, minerals and the blend additive ProBiotein. Since these distillers feeds have already been fermented, the starches have been removed and there’s no sugar content to negatively affect the rumen and drive down pH.

Condensed distillers solubles have similar binding and aroma benefits to molasses, but they are much higher in protein and fat than molasses. Protein quality and complex carbohydrate energy values are high, and their prebiotic fibers help keep the microbial populations in the rumen healthier. These factors contributed to the better performance of cow-calf herds on SweetPro blocks in the research project.

Benefits for Beef Cattle

Studies show that even though consumption of the traditional molasses blocks was almost double that of the SweetPro blocks, the herd health and performance was better on the SweetPro blocks than molasses. Since molasses blocks cost about the same per pound, ranchers should expect the overall costs of their supplement blocks, shipping, storage and labor, as well as the time needed to handle the blocks to be considerably less by choosing SweetPro blocks instead of molasses.  (Click Here for Product Tags)

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  • Less raw feed in manure
  • Less hoof problems
  • Better Carcass grading
  • Shinier coats
  • Improved herd health
  • Feed efficiency
  • Improved conception rates
  • Improved profitability
  • Frame and muscle development

Introducing  – SweetPro MinEX Loose

Convenient and Economical to stay on the SweetPro Program year around!  All of the SweetPro Min Ex Loose products contain ProBiotein (fermented wheat, oats, barley, and flax) that include prebiotic yeast including MOS and enzymes to support good gut health and help you supplement your forages while maximizing the genetic potential of you animal.  See the side bar for product tags and comparison chart.

Salt and Minerals for your Livestock the Way Nature Intended.

This natural trace mineral salt of Redmond Natural comes from an ancient sea, which maintains the mineral makeup in a proportion nearly identical to that found in blood. As animals consume these minerals, their bodies turn to a more natural state of mineral balance. The products allow animals to better utilize their feed, resulting in increased weight gains, and improved over-all health. Receiving the OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) seal of approval, it is perfect for organic operations across the US.

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Portable cattle handling equipment with the versatility to create a system suited to your operation.

Arrowquip has become the world’s leading livestock manufacturer. Our cattle handling equipment has been through extensive research, design, and development. It’s because of this that Arrowquip can provide the world’s cattle handling industry with innovative design helping livestock producers manage their livestock safer, quicker, and thus becoming more profitable. Arrowquip has become the world’s leading livestock manufacturer.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a small cow-calf rancher, or a large feedlot, Arrowquip will have the most innovative equipment available ensuring that your ranch is operating at maximum efficiency, resulting in higher profit and more time to do the things that truly matter to you and your family.

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University of Georgia Study

SweetPro participated in a 2011 study conducted by the University of Georgia at Tifton by Dr. Gary Hill, in collaboration with Dr. Abe Scheaffer working with SweetPro Feeds.

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Our heifers have been a very interesting study in fetal programming. We have 67 heifers that were born here from mother cows that were on SweetPro for their entire breeding and gestation period. We have 20 heifers that are from our other ranch that’s Reno’s brother runs, and those heifers’ mothers were only on SweetPro during the harsh winter months in the last trimester of gestation. Out of our current total of 29 calved out heifers, only THREE are from the other ranch’s bunch, the remaining 26 that have calved are from our bunch here, (the remaining herd of heifers from the other place is being calved out by my niece/nephew, and they have 11) meaning, our heifers bred up on the first cycle at a rate that is over twice as fast than the other ranch’s heifers. Its a good comparison b/c the mother cow and bull genetics are the same in both herds, and the heifers from both places were all consolidated as yearlings into one pasture for breeding last season, so they all grazed the same range, serviced by the same bulls. Conception rate for our group of heifers was significantly higher at preg testing as well.
Reno & Gwen Shepperson KS Ranch - Arminto, WY