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.1,2
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 Optaflexx Dose 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.
Important Safety Information
The label contains complete use information, including cautions and warnings. Always read, understand and follow the label and use directions.
Caution: Not for animals intended for breeding.
Optaflexx: Complete feed
For increased rate of weight gain and improved feed efficiency: Feed 8.2 to 24.6 g/ton of ractopamine hydrochloride (90% DM basis) continuously in a complete feed to provide 70 to 430 mg/hd/d for the last 28 to 42 days on feed.
For increased rate of weight gain, improved feed efficiency and increased carcass leanness: Feed 9.8 to 24.6 g/ton of ractopamine hydrochloride (90% DM basis) continuously in a complete feed to provide 90 to 430 mg/hd/d for the last 28 to 42 days on feed.
Optaflexx: Top dress
For increased rate of weight gain and improved feed efficiency: Feed 70 to 400 mg/hd/d of ractopamine hydrochloride (90% DM basis) continuously in a minimum of 1.0 lb/hd/d top dress Type C medicated feed (maximum 800 g/ton ractopamine hydrochloride) during the last 28 to 42 days on feed.
Carcass leanness effects are not an approved indication for use when feeding ractopamine by Top Dress feeding methods.