Medicated Mineral Supplement with Bovatec® to Aid Stock Grazing Lush, Legume Rich Pastures
MegaMin Lush Legume Lick is a medicated supplement that provides broad spectrum macro and trace minerals plus Bovatec® to assist mineral balance and support rumen microbial populations to promote production in cattle grazing rapidly growing legumes, lush green pastures, winter cereals, or forage crops.
Livestock grazing such plants in their vegetative growth stages can be prone to developing scours, bloat or grass tetany. These feeds vary in their nutrient levels; are highly digestible and low in dry matter, and tend to pass too quickly through the rumen. As a result, this can prevent adequate absorption and utilisation of important minerals, highlighting the need for supplementation.
Ideal for cattle grazing lush, legume rich pasture, winter cereals, forage crops and forbs.
Provides crucial minerals, including magnesium, phosphorus and calcium to help maximise production from legume-based green feed and fodder.
Contains a simple carbohydrate to improve palatability and assist rumen microbial activity.
Bovatec® promotes beneficial rumen bacteria for better rumen function, helping to improve feed conversion efficiency and daily weight gains.
Bovatec® can aid in the reduction of bloat scores in cattle on pasture when consumed at recommended rates.
When to feed
Legume rich pasture (lucerne/clover)
Lush, rapidly growing green feed
Winter forages and cereals
Forbs and herbs
Recommended daily intake is 40-50g/100kg body weight/day
Feed Rate (g/day)
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.
Introduce cattle to lick 14 days prior to grazing legumes or lush green pasture. If grazing lush green feed without legume, supplement with MegaMin Extra Magnesium or MegaMin BovaMag. Livestock must have access to sufficient feed and clean drinking water.
Note: Initial consumption rates may vary depending on weather, pasture and livestock conditions, as well as salt or mineral cravings. Monitor consumption as achieving target intake is critical for the effectiveness of this product. If it is difficult to maintain consumption within the typical intake levels (e.g. Intake is consistently elevated), stop feeding and seek advice. AgSolutions Australia can be contacted on 1800 81 57 57.
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.
Do not feed with other ionophores e.g. monensin capsules, liquid or premix. If conditions are conducive to bloat, do not rely on this product alone for complete bloat control. Observe and monitor cattle closely and use other bloat treatments and practices when necessary. Contact your preferred veterinary for further assistance if required.
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.