MegaMin Extra Sulphur for weight gain and reduced buffalo fly
David Blackwood, Ballandean Station
For several seasons Ballandean has seen the benefits of supplementing with Sulphur.
- Increased weight gain
- Reduced buffalo fly and other parasites
- Improved utilisation of paddocks
- Increased wool growth
Station manager David Blackwood is a strong advocate for MegaMin Extra Sulphur at strategic times of the year.
Extra Weight Gain
Last year, stock that were grazing silk sorghum with access to MegaMin Extra Sulphur performed better with improved weight gain and better utilisation of the paddock.
“These steers grazed the sorghum to the ground, and ended up going over the intended weight for the feedlot market.”
Reduced Buffalo Fly
Last summer was the worst buffalo fly season they had seen. David had cattle on MegaMin Extra Sulphur running alongside cattle with no access to extra Sulphur. When asked what the results were this is what they had to say
“There were clearly more buffalo fly on the stock with no sulphur this meant they were more agitated, and not able to graze so well and could not put on the kilos. Cattle with the extra sulphur still had a few fly, but with only a 4-strand barbed wire fence between them, we were amazed at how visible the difference was. Now I’m a firm believer in using sulphur to aid buffalo fly control and I also see potential benefits to help control internal and external parasites in sheep.”
SAFE Effective Supplement
Previously sheep had been lost on the station through urea poisoning and MegaMin has provided a safe, economical and effective alternative to urea based supplements.
Results speak for themselves
“MegaMin has proven itself in the performance of our livestock. The added bonus of the MegaMin supplements is that they benefit all stock, and with horses in the paddocks as well, we don’t have to worry about any health issues with urea.”