Actogain: Product Information

ACTOGAIN- ractopamine hydrochloride powder
Zoetis Inc.

Actogain™ 45

(ractopamine hydrochloride Type A medicated article)

For Use in Feeds For Cattle Fed in Confinement for Slaughter Only

Net Weight 25 lb (11.34kg)

Do not Feed Undiluted

Active Drug Ingredient: Ractopamine hydrochloride – 45.4 g per lb (100 g per kg)
Important: Must be thoroughly mixed into feeds before use. Follow label directions.
Indication: Complete Feed: For increased rate of weight gain, improved feed efficiency and increased carcass leanness in cattle fed in confinement for slaughter during the last 28 to 42 days on feed.
Top Dress Feed: For increased rate of weight gain and improved feed efficiency in cattle fed in confinement for slaughter during the last 28 to 42 days on feed.
Note: Carcass leanness effects are not an approved indication for use when feeding ractopamine by Top Dress Feeding methods.

Complete Feed

Indications Appropriate Concentration of Ractopamine in Type C Medicated Feed * Ractopamine (mg/hd/d)
*
Based on 90% Dry Matter Basis
Increased Rate of Weight Gain, and Improved Feed Efficiency 8.2 to 24.6 g/ton (9 to 27 ppm) 70-430
Increased Rate of Weight Gain, Improved Feed Efficiency, and Increased Carcass Leanness 9.8 to 24.6 g/ton (11 to 27 ppm) 90-430
Carcass Measurements Effect of Ractopaminea
8.2 grams/ton (9 ppm) 16.4 grams/ton (18 ppm) 24.6 grams/ton (27 ppm)

a The effect of ractopamine on parameters listed in this table is supported by data generated at the doses tested in the clinical field efficacy trials.
NC= No Change, ↑= increased, ↓ = decreased
b Steers Only
c Reduction indicates an improvement in USDA Yield Grade.

Hot Carcass Weight, lbs
Dressing Percentage, % NC b b
Carcass Percent Fat, % NC
12th Rib Fat Thickness, in. NC NC NC
Average Rib Eye Area, sq. in.
USDA Yield Grade NC NC c
Marbling Score NC NC NC
Rate of Carcass Lean Gain per Day NC
Efficiency of Carcass Lean Gain per Day NC

Top Dress Feed

Indications Appropriate Concentration of Ractopamine in Type C Medicated Feeda Ractopamine (mg/hd/d)
Increased Rate of Weight Gain and Improved Feed Efficiency Appropriate Concentration of Ractopamine in a minimum of 1.0 lb Top Dressed Type C Medicated Feeda (maximum of 800 g/ton) 70-400

a Based on 90% Dry Matter Basis

Inert Ingredients: Ground corncobs.

Mixing Directions (Complete Feed)

Thoroughly mix Actogain 45 Type A Medicated Article in a ton of appropriate feed ingredients or diluents according to the table below to obtain the proper concentration in the Type B Medicated Feed (maximum 4,920 g/ton). The following table gives examples of how some Type B Medicated Feed concentrations can be prepared:

Pounds of Actogain 45a to Add per Ton To Make a Type B Medicated Feed Resulting Ractopamine Concentration in Type B Medicated Feedb
grams/ton grams/pound
36.1 1,640 0.82
72.2 3,280 1.64
108.3 4,920 2.46

a Actogain 45 contains 45.4g ractopamine hydrochloride per pound
b Based on 90% Dry Matter Basis

Thoroughly mix Actogain 45 Type A Medicated Article in a ton of complete cattle feed according to the table below to obtain the proper concentration in the Type C Medicated Feed. Prepare an intermediate pre-blend of the premix prior to mixing in a complete feed. Thoroughly mix the required amount in a convenient quantity of feed ingredients then add to the remaining feed ingredients to make one ton of complete feed.

Pounds of Actogain 45a to Add per Ton To Make a Type C Medicated Feed Resulting Ractopamine Concentration in Type C Medicated Feedb
0.18 8.2 grams/ton (9 ppm)
0.36 16.4 grams/ton (18 ppm)
0.54 24.6 grams/ton (27 ppm)

a Actogain 45 contains 45.4g ractopamine hydrochloride per pound
b Based on 90% Dry Matter Basis

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