Dry Feed Block

MegaMin Dry Feed Block

Protein Supplement with Macro Minerals and Trace Minerals for Winter, Dry Feed and Drought Conditions

 

MegaMin Dry Feed Block combines the proven benefits of macro minerals, trace minerals, urea and true/protected protein to promote greater rumen function for extended periods, helping stock to make the most of standing dry feed and stubble. MegaMin protein supplements are formulated to feed rumen microbes to improve the rate of digestion and to stimulate the appetite of stock grazing frosted or dry pastures.

 

The combination of broad spectrum macro and trace minerals, urea and naturally protected protein meal stimulates rumen microbial activity for extended periods, helping stock to make the most of standing dry feed.

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  • 15kg Lick Block
  • 65kg Lick Block

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  • Stock grazing drought, frosted or dry pastures
  • Protein and broad spectrum mineral supplementation for cattle and sheep
  • May assist in improving growth of young cattle and maiden heifers
  • Winter / Dry Feed Optimisation
  • Crop Stubble / Straw
Typical Analysis (DMB) Dry Feed Block
Calcium (Ca) 5.8%
Phosphorus (P) 1.7%
Sulphur (S) 1.1%
Magnesium (Mg) 1.9%
Potassium (K) 2.2%
Silicon (Si) 11.9%
Iron (Fe) 2.2%
Mangenese (Mn) 0.07%
Zinc (Zn) 599 mg/kg
Copper (Cu) 55 mg/kg
Cobalt (Co) 5.5 mg/kg
Selenium (Se) 2.2 mg/kg
Iodine (I) 4.9 mg/kg
Molybdenum (Mo) 2.2 mg/kg
Boron (B) 8.0 mg/kg
Salt (NaCl) 10.0%
Molasses 11.5%
Urea 3.6%
Equivalent Crude Protein 11.4%
Natural Protein 10.0%
Total Crude Protein 21.4%
Dry Matter 90.7%

Why use MegaMin Dry Feed Block?

  • Provides protected protein for extended grazing
  • Stimulates appetite to optimize intake of dry feed
  • Contains levels of Urea suitable for cattle and sheep
  • Supplies phosphorus, calcium and other broad spectrum minerals

 

Why broad spectrum Minerals are essential

Macro minerals and trace minerals are needed year round by livestock for optimum production, health and fertility. Read more >

 

Feeding Rumen Microbes

Rumen microbes require protein (Nitrogen) to build up their numbers. Urea (non-protein Nitrogen) is often the only source of Nitrogen provided in dry feed supplements. Because rumen microbes rapidly break down this form of Nitrogen to ammonia (<1 hour), optimum rumen function is only maintained for a short period, reducing the digestion of dry fodder.
Urea can be toxic when fed in high amounts, therefore,  MegaMin protein supplements include protected proteins for extended stimulation of the rumen, as well as low, relatively safe rates of urea in the Dry Feed Block to provide a quick boost to rumen microbes.

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Protected Protein provides extended Rumen Stimulation

The advantage of using naturally protected protein meals such as copra meal and cottonseed meal, is that this protein breaks down slowly in the rumen. This provides a sustained source of ammonia for the rumen microbes to reproduce, enhance the rate of digestion and stimulate appetite for an extended period of time.

 

This safe form of protein allows stock to graze for longer periods after consumption as it is slowly degraded in the rumen as well as containing bypass protein that can be digested and absorbed after the rumen.

 

Supplement early to avoid loss of condition

The onset of dry conditions can creep up. By monitoring manure, a drop in feed quality can easily be identified, allowing the early introduction of supplements to avoid or minimize loss of stock condition. When manure starts to ‘stack up’, protein supplementation is required to assist rumen function. Flat-formed pats indicate that protein supplements are working or that there is adequate protein in the pasture. Read more >