Optaflexx®(Ractopamine hydrochloride)

Optaflexx

Optaflexx®(Ractopamine hydrochloride)

A high-reward technology, Optaflexx® is a feed additive that enables cattle to produce more high-quality lean meat with less fat. Optaflexx gives producers the flexibility they need to quickly respond to market signals and capitalize on the benefits, whether selling live cattle or on a carcass basis.

Key product benefits:

  • Dose flexibility
  • Enhance ROI
  • Zero-day withdrawal when used according to labeling

Weight:

Factors that influence the composition of gain include sex, fleshiness, health background, weight, age, frame, muscle, previous diet, etc., and all need to be taken into consideration.

Dosage:

Optaflexx allows feeders to select the dose level that meets their performance objectives and easily respond to market signals and the Choice-Select spread.

Develop your feeding program

We encourage you to work closely with your feed mill, 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.

Directions for Use

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. 

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.

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