Lush Legume Lick

MegaMin Lush Legume Lick

Medicated Broad Spectrum Macro and Trace Mineral Supplement with Rumensin® to Aid Stock Grazing Lush Legume Rich Pastures

 

MegaMin Lush Legume Lick is a medicated mineral supplement for cattle grazing rapidly growing legumes, lush green pastures, winter cereals or forage crops. Livestock that are grazing these plants in their vegetative growth stages can be prone to developing conditions such as scours, bloat and grass tetany. Not only can these types of feed vary in their nutrient levels, but being highly digestible and low in dry matter they also tend to pass too quickly through the rumen, not allowing adequate time for the absorption and utilisation of important minerals.

 

Supplying magnesium, phosphorus, calcium and trace minerals, MegaMin Lush Legume Lick is formulated to assist mineral balance and support rumen microbial populations to promote production in stock grazing lush green feed.

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  • 20kg Bag
  • 1t Bulk Bag

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Feeding Guide

Feeding rate – 20-40g per 100kg body weight.

CATTLE
200-250g/day

 

Introduce cattle to lick 14 days prior to grazing legumes or lush green pasture.

Consumption rates may vary depending on weather, pasture and livestock conditions as well as salt requirements. Monitor intake as achieving target intake is critical for the effectiveness of this product. Livestock must also have access to sufficient feed and clean drinking water. Not to be fed in conjunction with other sources of monensin. If conditions are conducive to bloat, consider preventative measures such as specific oils and other management strategies etc.

Note – If grazing lush green feed without legume then supplement with MegaMin Extra Magnesium.

Why broad spectrum Minerals are essential

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

 

Why Magnesium is important?

  • Magnesium is absorbed in the rumen and is the second most limiting mineral for stock grazing lush green pastures and winter forage. Lush green fodder passes too quickly through the rumen to allow adequate absorption of Magnesium, which can lead to ‘Grass Tetany’.
  • Plant uptake of Magnesium may also be reduced in the cooler months, increasing the need for supplementation.
  • Magnesium stored in the body is not rapidly available so animals are reliant on daily intake, particularly during ‘high risk’ periods.
  • Magnesium may aid in reducing stress, during weaning, sales, shows and transport and assist with meat quality.
  • Lack of Magnesium can significantly reduce milk production.
  • Because mature fodder has a higher Magnesium level in the stem, it is recommended to give animals access to roughage and legume hay during high risk periods for grass tetany.
  • Assists with calving and lambing

Grass Tetany

Caused by low blood Magnesium levels, Grass Tetany (hypomagnesaemia) may occur throughout the year on both tropical and temperate pastures. Symptoms include restlessness, staggers, over-alertness or even aggressiveness. In severe cases, livestock can die suddenly, so prevention is important. Read more >