High Magnesium Medicated Mineral Supplement for Livestock Grazing Lush Green Feed and Winter Cereals
MegaMin BovaMag is a medicated supplement that provides higher levels of magnesium with broad spectrum macro and trace minerals essential for sheep and cattle grazing lush green pastures, fodders, forages and winter cereals.
Supplementing with magnesium prior to and when grazing these feeds can assist mineral uptake and reduce risks associated with magnesium deficiency, such as grass tetany and milk fever. The inclusion of Bovatec® offers additional benefits of improved liveweight grains and feed conversion efficiency, making MegaMin BovaMag the ideal choice for supporting livestock health and productivity.
MegaMin BovaMag SWEET and SUPER SWEET contain a range of attractants to overcome the unpalatable nature of magnesium and enhance intake.
Ideal for stock grazing lush green pastures, ryegrass, oats, winter cereals, or magnesium/calcium-deficient country.
Can assist meat quality during high stress periods.
Suitable for use during pre-calving, lambing, and weaning.
Assists magnesium uptake and benefits livestock scouring on green feed.
Helps reduce risks associated with magnesium deficiency, such as grass tetany and milk fever.
Bovatec® promotes beneficial rumen bacteria for better rumen function, helping to improve feed conversion efficiency and daily weight gains.
Bovatec® can increase dry matter intake, total rumination, and volatile fatty acid production.
When to feed
Stock grazing lush green pastures, ryegrass, oats, winter cereals, and magnesium/calcium-deficient country
Lactating livestock, and during pre-calving, lambing and weaning
Stock at risk of scouring, grass tetany, milk fever, etc.
Recommended daily intake is 20-30g/100kg body weight/day
Feed Rate (g/day)
WARNING: Equines must not be allowed access to feeds containing Bovatec® as ingestion may be fatal. This product should not be fed more than 400mg lasalocid/head/day to lactating dairy cattle.
Livestock may be prone to consume greater levels of product at the beginning of a supplementation program, usually due to cravings for a particular mineral or protein that the mix provides. Download the guide to evaluate consumption rates and tips to manage consumption levels.
Commence feeding at higher intake levels 2-3 weeks prior to periods of high risk for grass tetany. Use in conjunction with other grass tetany management strategies. Initial consumption rates may be higher due to salt or mineral cravings.
We did a paddock trial in 2021 to identify the production difference for cattle receiving MegaMin BovaMag Super Sweet when grazing forage oats over a four-month period. Cattle with access to BovaMag looked healthier with improved coat condition and we saw them grazing the oats more than cattle in the control group. Although cattle in both groups suffered from Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) in the first two weeks, the increased feed efficiency enabled the supplemented cattle to gain an extra 100 grams per head/ day.
It cost around 15-20 cents/head/day to supplement with MegaMin BovaMag Super Sweet and based on the extra weight gain and the market price of $5.70 per kg, our supplemented cattle returned an extra $43.71 per head at the end of the trial. We worked this out to be a 271% return on our supplementation investment. At the end of the 112 days, 67.1% of the supplemented group were already at the target sale weight of 420kg in comparison to only 51.1% of the control group.
– Matthew Clark, Millmerran QLD
Feed Testing and Ration Formulation Service
Our nutrition team can review your current grain rations for early weaning, backgrounding, feedlots, bulls, dairy, sheep and lambs; and can further test the nutrient and protein content of raw ingredients, such as grains, hay and silage, making it possible to adjust intake throughout the year to accommodate price changes or feed ingredient availability.
Minerals And Trace Elements Essential For Animal Health
Macro minerals and trace minerals are needed year round by livestock for optimum production, health and fertility. Providing livestock with adequate minerals can assist to stimulate metabolism and feed efficiency to increase daily weight gain and body condition scores for stock grazing both native and improved pastures.