For most sheep and cattle producers right now is the time when energy requirements are at their highest for lambing/calving/milk production, right when growth rates of pasture are slowing down. Forage is also typically low in fibre, therefore each kg of feed may not be utilised fully.
Do you see production losses this time of year?
Is your grazing management set for maximum pasture production?
Are your livestock scouring?
Some strategies to improve animal performance through winter:
Offer hay (pasture/cereal will do), for 2 reasons:
take pressure off the pasture to slow down rotation
slow down the digestion so each kg of forage is utilised
Offer some starch in the form of cereal grains
Contact Mark or Owen to discuss the additional benefits of offering starch as a supplement at this time.
WHO IS TPM AND WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO US?
We are experts in Ruminant Productivity
Coaching Agribusinesses to exceed their goals, through leading mineral solutions and result focused tools
TPM not only supply nutrient dense, cost effective loose lick mineral supplements, but also offer a consulting service to:
help determine livestock requirements and ration design for energy, protein, fibre etc for maximum, cost effective animal performance
assist in increasing feed utilisation through grazing strategies and silage conservation techniques
feedlot ration design
summer feeding techniques and strategies
help determine when/where the use of mineral supplementation is appropriate (it's not 365 days a year!)
Please be in contact to discuss how we can assist in propelling your business forward.