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Beef cattle
Gluten-60 is limited in its application for beef rations because the quality of protein
generally required is less important for beef cattle than for dairy cows. On the other
hand, young stud bulls of less than 250 kg need good quality protein, and Gluten-60
may therefore be useful in their rations.
Gluten-20 may be used at relatively high levels (20 to 30 percent) in Beef feedlot
rations; it helps limit starch levels in the feed and thus minimizes the possibility of
acidosis and liver abscesses.
Gluten-20 is particularly effective in protein and energy supplements such as
production licks and lick blocks. In lick blocks, Gluten-20 helps bind the raw
materials to give acceptable hardness
Sheep
Gluten-60 has special significance in sheep feedlot rations and supplementary diets.
The high level of bypass protein in Gluten-60 enhances growth rates in the feedlot. Also,
its methionine content contributes to good wool growth and crimping.
Gluten-20 may be included at levels of 12 to 15 percent in sheep feedlot diets; it reduces
starch levels in the diet, thus minimising the possibility of Acidosis.
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Pets
Gluten-60, with its high protein and methionine levels, is an ideal alternative source
of vegetable protein in pet foods. The use of
Gluten-60 does not cause the flatulence
commonly associated with
materials produced from soya beans. It is a valuable
ingredient in pet foods because of its high digestibility, low residue production and
high linoleic acid content.
Gluten-20 is an ideal filler and an alternative to other fibre sources. It has the added
advantage of reducing total fibre levels and in doing so increasing the overall digestibility
of pet foods.
With a protein level of 20 percent, it helps
meet the high protein
requirement of pets.
Both Gluten-60 and Gluten-20 are acidic and therefore help reduce the incidence
of feline urolithiasis syndrome (FUS) in cats.