Bonuses for consuming superfoods
The maximum amount of superfood your bull or cow can consume in a day is 25 kg. You can feed the animals superfood continuously (daily) or you can do it occasionally. Both the amount of superfood consumed and the duration of its continuous consumption will affect the amount of bonuses given by the corresponding type of superfood.
- The daily volume of superfood received determines the size of the base bonus.
- The duration of continuous superfeeding determines the amount of the extra bonus.
Recall that superfood for bulls allows the animal to gain weight every day at an accelerated rate. Superfood for cows allows you to increase daily milk yields.
Let's take a closer look at the mechanisms for obtaining these two types of bonuses.
The effect of superfood on an animal is three-step and depends on the amount of superfood consumed per day. Each kilogram of superfood increases the size of the base bonus to your animal's score in a certain way.
Table. Bonus for superfeeding
|Consumption level per day||Basic bonus for superfood consumption by level||Maximum possible total base bonus|
|Level 1 (1-10 kg)||1.5% for each kg from the 1st to the 10th||10x1,5% = 15%|
|Level 2 (11-20 kg)||1% for each kg from the 11th to the 20th||10x1.5% + 10x1% = 15% + 10% = 25%|
|Level 3 (21-25 kg)||0.5% for each kg from the 21st to the 25th||10x1.5% + 10x1% + 5x0.5% = 15% + 10% + 2.5% = 27.5%|
Extra bonus for continuous superfeeding
As a result of continuous consumption of superfood for several days (at least 2), an additional bonus is applied, adding +0.1% to the base bonus at levels 1 and 2 for each day of continuous consumption of superfood by the animal. On the sixth day of continuous feeding, the additional bonus reaches its maximum value (+0.5% on levels 1 and 2) and does not increase again.
Table. Extra bonus for uninterrupted feeding with superfood
|Feeding period||Level of consumption||Extra bonus for continuous feeding||Conditions for saving and accumulating an additional bonus|
|Day 1 of superfood consumption||Level 1 (1-10 kg)||Х||additional bonus is not applicable|
|Day 1 of superfood consumption||Level 2 (11-20 kg)||Х||additional bonus is not applicable|
|Day 1 of superfood consumption||Level 3 (21-25 kg)||Х||additional bonus is not applicable|
|2nd and subsequent days of superfood consumption||Level 1 (1-10 kg)||+0.1% to the base bonus for each kg of superfood per day, but no more than 0.5%||at least 10 kg of superfood per day|
|2nd and subsequent days of superfood consumption||Level 2 (11-20 kg)||+0.1% to the base bonus for each kg of superfood per day, but no more than 0.5%||at least 20 kg of superfood per day|
|2nd and subsequent days of superfood consumption||Level 3 (21-25 kg)||Х||no additional bonus|
Superfood and weight loss in a bull
As you know, if animals are not fed, they will lose weight. Weight loss with no feed at all is 1/3 of the weight the animals would have gained with an optimal feed ration.
Superfeed has the unique ability to reduce the weight loss of bulls in the absence of animal feed. Every kilogram of superfeed fed to a bull reduces weight loss by 1/25 in the complete absence of regular feed. This means that at the maximum consumption of superfood (25 kg per day) your bull will not lose weight even in the absence of conventional feed.
This property of superfeed applies only to bulls and has no similar effect on cows.