Profitable Meat Production
Salbutamate® 10% increased carcass dressing percentage by 1.5 to 2% compared to the negative control group. This increase in carcass dressing percentage, as well as the increased growth, had a direct effect on the carcass gain achieved. The Salbutamate® 10% treatments had an improved carcass gain of 5 to 8 kg over that of the negative control group. In addition to the improvement in carcass gain and dressing percentage, Salbutamate® 10% had a major effect on Feed to Carcass Gain ratio with an improvement of 15.5% in the feed to carcass gain ratio over a 40 day feeding period.
Tasty Tender Meat
Salbutamate® 10% has no negative effect on the quality of meat. In a meat quality assesment done with Salbutamate® 10% no effect on meat tenderness score, rate of post mortem carcass pH decline and percentage cooking loss were detected compared to the negative control group.
Drip loss naturally occurs in meat after slaughter.
The amount of drip loss occurring can differ due to a multitude of factors. The cut of meat involved, the size of the cut involved (primal vs small portions of meat), temperature of meat storage, pH decline after slaughter, electric stimulation etc. are all factors that can greatly affect the amount of drip loss. It has also been documented that the beta-agonist growth promoter fed in the finisher phase to feedlot cattle can have an effect on drip loss. Trial work confirmed that Salbutamate® 10% treated meat had significantly lower drip loss after 14 days of aging that that of meat fed the reference product.
Producers can therefore be assured that the use of Salbutamate® 10% will not negatively affect the quality of the beef that they produce and sell.
Better for the Environment
One of the many benefits of R-Salbutamol's short half-life, is the low level of residues found in the faeces of cattle fed Salbutamate® 10%. A ten times lower concentration of active ingredient was found in the faeces of Salbutamate® 10% treated cattle during treatment compared to that of a reference product group. The significance of this data is of great importance, as this will lead to reduced contamination of the environment and more specifically surface water sources.
Salbutamate® 10% is registered for the following claim in cattle
For increased mass gain, increased feed efficiency, improved carcass dressing percentage and improved carcass leanness (lower fat percentage) in cattle
Dosage and inclusion levels for Salbutamate® 10% in Cattle:
Include Salbutamate® 10% at 75 to 150 mg R-Salbutamol sulphate per animal per day in the final feed for the last 30 to 40 days of the finishing phase.
The guideline for use in cattle is 140 mg per head per day for 40 days. To calculate the amount of Salbutamate® 10% to add to your feed, download the mixing guide on the right hand side of the page.
Salbutamate® 10% has a one day withdrawal prior to slaughter.