Loose licks are designed to be fed in conjunction with abundant pasture or alternate roughage sources. A low budget mix produced for large scale graziers wanting to maintain and increase production and growth levels in large numbers at a reduced cost. Practical Feeding of Loose Lick Slowing Consumption If the stock that you are feeding are non-lactating cows, steers or bullocks then you can adjust intake by adding one bag of loose lick to one bag of salt and then slowly decrease salt content as the consumption rates fall below recommended daily intakes. A mineral supplement is used to correct mineral imbalances. In the rumen, urea is broken down into ammonia and carbon dioxide. Calves, weanlings, growers or finishers, whether indoors or at pasture, need Drystock Minerals.
Mix 30 enhances the performance of cattle on both high and low quality forages. On phosphorus P deficient country up to 3 g of P a day can be added to urea based loose mixes fed to lactating breeders. This unique combination of ingredients results in a palatable, consistent, nutrient-rich product that supplies a prudent combination of protein and energy. Loose mix recipes to achieve target intakes of urea can be determined for individual areas and even paddocks.
Large increases in numbers of microflora results in faster digestion of dry grass and faster throughput rate of passage , of feed. Another key management point is that producers do not have to worry about the vegetable fat in Mix 30 becoming rancid, as with other fat sources. Cattle Licks and Cattle Feedlot Premixes. These we can specify to our clients geographical location and also then modify further to their specific farm needs to fill the gaps in their feeding programs.
As urea can be potentially dangerous if not well managed, maximum feeding rates are noted on all products to alert you that their urea consumption or other additive may be in excess. For cows at grass, g mineral can be parlour-fed in 1 or 2, or 3 kg of special Summer Nuts , or in 0. Cattle will often over-consume a supplement while trying to top up their reserves of these minerals, however if the lick contains a high urea level this can lead to toxicity. PRODUCTS - CATTLE AND SHEEP MAINTENANCE AND PRODUCTION LICK MIXTURES - CONDITION LICK. The rumen has developed fully and the protein requirements have declined. Ammonia increases the rate of microbial activity, and the rate that they break down feed will increase the intake of feed due to faster digestion. Station Mix A low budget mix produced for large scale graziers wanting to maintain and increase production and growth levels in large numbers at a reduced cost.