Manage nutrition deficiencies to reach production targets
Our team of Field Advisors are here to work with you to provide purpose led solutions to ensure optimum nutrition for your livestock, including advice for the preparation of balanced, complete feedlot rations for cattle and sheep.
While there is an obvious need to supplement livestock to maintain condition or avoid losses during winter and dry conditions, not so obvious are the clinical or sub-clinical mineral deficiencies that can restrict animal performance, even in a good season.
Broad spectrum minerals and trace elements are directly linked to metabolism and are essential for the utilisation of energy and protein. Research has proven that supplementing can provide the opportunity to maximise daily weight gains, even in a good season.
Backed by Science
In replicated trials conducted at University of New England, MegaMin Mineral Blend (the organic minerals that form the base of all of our livestock supplements) was proven to be:
- an effective dry feed supplement compared to the use of Urea
- an effective pH buffer in comparison to the use of Rumensin for grain fed stock
These trails confirmed what many farmers had reported over the years. Now, these same natural, organic minerals are formulated with additional elements to ensure there is a MegaMin blend to cover specific seasonal requirements.
The Principle of the Primary Limiting Nutrient:
The aim of livestock supplementation is to bridge the nutritional gap between what the pasture can supply and what the animal actually requires to maintain health, growth and reproduction. This is why the principle of the primary limiting nutrient is critical for a successful supplementation program.
Liebig’s Law of the Minimum states that growth is dictated not by total resources available, but by the scarcest resource (limiting factor). For example, the performance of an animal is restricted by the availability of the most limiting nutrient and excess supply of nutrients other than the primary limiting nutrient will have little to no effect on performance.