More Profit Potential
Increase live weight gain, hot carcass weight and improve feed efficiency
Optimize return on every pen with Optaflexx — a feed ingredient that increases live weight gain 22 lbs and hot carcass weight 20 lbs when fed to steers at 300 mg/hd/d for the last 28 to 42 days of finishing.1 Optaflexx is a high-reward technology that adds pounds of beef while maintaining an animal's ability to grade Choice or better.
Optaflexx provides reward without restraint
Optaflexx is a beta-agonist that gives cattle feeders management options,+ allowing them to respond to changes in the market while optimizing both live and carcass performance.
- Optaflexx allows feeders to select the dose level that meets their performance objectives and more easily respond to market signals and the Choice-Select spread
- Optaflexx enhances ROI whether selling live cattle, carcasses or carcasses on a value-based grid
- A zero-day withdrawal facilitates ease of implementation and allows flexibility in end-point management
- Optaflexx is accepted by all major packers
Making a profit on every pen is essential to your business. Optaflexx puts more money in your pocket by adding pounds of beef while providing you the freedom to make timely decisions managing and marketing cattle as the market fluctuates.
+Based on zero-day withdrawal and dose range.
Drive for Five
Start sooner, finish stronger
Benchmark data from January 2005 to September 2018 represents the Optaflexx feeding history of 9.7 million steers in over 75,000 pens and 7.8 million heifers in over 50,000 pens. Based on current pricing and marketing conditions, data shows that feeding Optaflexx for five weeks (33 to 36 days) adds incremental value.2
Track Advantage: Optaflexx
● Average of $15,000 annually on 15,000 steers fed 300 mg/hd/d
● Average of $9,450 annually on 15,000 heifers fed 250 mg/hd/d
The same Benchmark data showed that removing two days of Optaflexx can result in a loss of $0.74/head for steers fed 300 mg/hd/d. For 15,000 steers closed, the $0.74 per head equates to $11,000.
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Optaflexx and the Farmer Feeder
Optaflexx — Additional Profitability at Your Fingertips
Optimize return with Optaflexx — a trusted feed ingredient that allows cattle feeders of any size to produce more high-quality lean meat with less fat.
PROFITABLE: Help meet your marketing and profitability goals by improving feed efficiency and adding pounds, all while maintaining an animal's ability to grade USDA Choice or better.
FLEXIBLE: With a zero-day withdrawal and flexible dose and duration, you have the flexibility to make timely decisions for managing and marketing your cattle as the market changes.
DEPENDABLE: With no demonstrated effects on animal mortality, you can meet your performance objectives without impacting animal welfare.1,3
Optaflexx provides a positive ROI
For years, Optaflexx has helped cattle feeders enhance their ROI whether selling cattle on a live-weight, hot carcass weight (HCW) or grid-basis:
*Based on average live weight sale of $130/cwt and carcass weight sale of $205/cwt. Optaflexx cost $0.50/hd/d. See OptaflexxDose and Duration grid in the TOOLS section below for net return based on various cattle prices
Optaflexx is approved to be fed during the last 28 to 42 days of the feeding period. Based on results of Elanco’s trials, it is recommended to feed 300 mg/hd/d Optaflexx approximately 28 to 35 days – depending on cattle sex and method of selling cattle – to capture the most return.
Discover your ROI potential — work with your feed mill nutritionist or Elanco representative to identify the optimal feeding dose and duration for your operation.
Can SMALL feeders really get BIG returns?
For instance, when a feeder with 4,000 hd capacity utilizes Optaflexx to sell their steers on a live-weight basis, they could potentially be capturing $60,400 in additional profit.1*
*Based on average live weight sale of $130/cwt and carcass weight sale of $205/cwt. Optaflexx cost $0.50/hd/d.
Optaflexx will fit your feeding program
Optaflexx can be easily incorporated into the ration. While larger operations may use a micro-ingredient machine, Optaflexx can also be included using a Type B dry or liquid supplement. In addition, Optaflexx can be topdressed on the ration.
We encourage you to work closely with your feedmill nutritionist or Elanco sales representative to identify the best way to incorporate Optaflexx into your cattle feeding program. For more information on Optaflexx or answers to frequently asked questions, contact your Elanco sales representative.