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SALT BASED SUPPLEMENT BLOCKS FOR CATTLE & SHEEP PREMIUM ANIMAL NUTRITION.

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1 SALT BASED SUPPLEMENT BLOCKS FOR CATTLE & SHEEP PREMIUM ANIMAL NUTRITION

2 SUPPLEMENT FEEDING Supplementation is designed to provide livestock with proteins, minerals and vitamins that are lacking in Australian pastures. Supplementation is designed to provide livestock with proteins, minerals and vitamins that are lacking in Australian pastures. Supplementation should be an important part of any farm management program. Supplementation should be an important part of any farm management program. Pasture deficiencies can occur at any time of the year. Pasture deficiencies can occur at any time of the year. And can include the following: Protein & energy deficiencies in the drier months. Protein & energy deficiencies in the drier months. Trace element & mineral deficiencies in the wet season. Trace element & mineral deficiencies in the wet season.

3 SUPPLEMENT FEEDING The secret to supplementation:- Identifying your pasture deficiencies Identifying your pasture deficiencies Choosing the right supplement Choosing the right supplement Starting early. Starting early. Early Supplementation will ensure your animals maintain condition rather than loose it. Early Supplementation will ensure your animals maintain condition rather than loose it. If you start to supplement feed too late, you risk having stock loose condition, which results in playing catch up all season. If you start to supplement feed too late, you risk having stock loose condition, which results in playing catch up all season. It is much more cost effective to supplement early and avoid livestock slipping in condition, than it is to try to gain lost condition. It is much more cost effective to supplement early and avoid livestock slipping in condition, than it is to try to gain lost condition.

4 4 SEASONS PRODUCTS Salt Based Lick Blocks Salt Based Lick Blocks Loose Mixes Loose Mixes Liquid Feeds Liquid Feeds Each product is designed to suit a different condition Each product is designed to suit a different condition By choosing the right product for your condition, you will be ensuring that you gain optimum results from your stock. By choosing the right product for your condition, you will be ensuring that you gain optimum results from your stock.

5 SUPPLEMENTING SULPHUR Sulphur is a key element in ruminant digestion and production. Sulphur is a key element in ruminant digestion and production. If cattle or sheep are deficient in sulphur the digestion process is less efficient, resulting in poor feed conversion. If cattle or sheep are deficient in sulphur the digestion process is less efficient, resulting in poor feed conversion. Sulphur stimulates the rumen and helps to optimise feed conversion. Sulphur stimulates the rumen and helps to optimise feed conversion.

6 SULPHUR & PARASITES Claims have been made about the medicinal properties of this element. Claims have been made about the medicinal properties of this element. Anecdotal evidence strongly suggests that Sulphur in higher levels in supplements aids in external parasite control. Anecdotal evidence strongly suggests that Sulphur in higher levels in supplements aids in external parasite control. There is also evidence that continued use has a positive impact on internal worm burdens. There is also evidence that continued use has a positive impact on internal worm burdens.

7 SULPHUR & SORGHUM FEEDING Sulphur supplements help combat prussic acid toxicity caused by grazing forage sorghum. Sulphur supplements help combat prussic acid toxicity caused by grazing forage sorghum. By supplementing sorghum grazing stock, you will see a significant weight gain and reduced prussic acid toxicity. By supplementing sorghum grazing stock, you will see a significant weight gain and reduced prussic acid toxicity. Feeding Four Season’s Sulphur 16 at any stage of the sorghum foraging will be beneficial. Feeding Four Season’s Sulphur 16 at any stage of the sorghum foraging will be beneficial.

8 SULPHUR 16 Has the highest sulphur content (16%) of any block on the market. Has the highest sulphur content (16%) of any block on the market. Also contains 20% cotton seed meal, which is a valuable bypass protein. Also contains 20% cotton seed meal, which is a valuable bypass protein. These two key ingredients combine to make a terrific block to be fed out all year round. These two key ingredients combine to make a terrific block to be fed out all year round. There is a noticeable increase in weight gains of stock on this product at any time of the year. There is a noticeable increase in weight gains of stock on this product at any time of the year.

9 SULPHUR 16: 20 & 30 KG Typical Analysis Sulphur 160g/kg16% Cottonseed Meal 200g/kg20% Salt 400g/kg40% Calcium 80g/kg 8% Molasses 50g/kg 5% Magnesium 1000mg/kg

10 DRY FEED SUPPLEMENTATION Proteins stimulate the rumen microbes & fungi to help breakdown & digest the dry feed. Proteins stimulate the rumen microbes & fungi to help breakdown & digest the dry feed. Feeding a urea supplement only stimulates the rumen for around 4 hours at a time. Feeding a urea supplement only stimulates the rumen for around 4 hours at a time. By adding bypass proteins (Cotton Seed Meal) & lupins to our blocks we can extend rumen stimulation by up to 12 hours. By adding bypass proteins (Cotton Seed Meal) & lupins to our blocks we can extend rumen stimulation by up to 12 hours. Any feed processed after this period is poorly digested. Any feed processed after this period is poorly digested. The benefit of blocks is that they will usually be licked twice a day. Providing rumen stimulation all day, giving you a better feed conversion & better weight gains. The benefit of blocks is that they will usually be licked twice a day. Providing rumen stimulation all day, giving you a better feed conversion & better weight gains.

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12 RESULTS RESULTS By using this combination of supplements, cattle will begin to digest their dry feed better, making the most of what is available and gaining condition. By using this combination of supplements, cattle will begin to digest their dry feed better, making the most of what is available and gaining condition. Digestion and conversion of feed to weight gain is optimised. Digestion and conversion of feed to weight gain is optimised. Making your cattle more economical. Making your cattle more economical.

13 UREA FEEDING Points to Remember:- High urea supplements require a plentiful supply of roughage at all times. High urea supplements require a plentiful supply of roughage at all times. Urea supplements increase the appetite of cattle, resulting in them foraging further, and eating more. Urea supplements increase the appetite of cattle, resulting in them foraging further, and eating more.

14 PHOSPHORUS DEFICIENCY Phosphorous is the most commonly deficient mineral in Australia. Phosphorous is the most commonly deficient mineral in Australia. A deficiency in heifers can result in A deficiency in heifers can result in reduced conception rates, by up to 20%, reduced birth rates by up to 40% and reduced growth rates of those calves.

15 SYMPTOMS Phosphorous deficiency causes animals to chew bones, twigs, bark & other strange objects. Also known as Pica. Phosphorous deficiency causes animals to chew bones, twigs, bark & other strange objects. Also known as Pica. Peg Leg – Stiff, proppy gait & arched back. Peg Leg – Stiff, proppy gait & arched back. Poor growth rates – Animals don’t grow as well as pasture conditions indicate. Poor growth rates – Animals don’t grow as well as pasture conditions indicate. Low reproduction rates- Calving rates can be depressed by up to 40%, due to poor growth in young breeders & also poor condition of the breeding herd. Low reproduction rates- Calving rates can be depressed by up to 40%, due to poor growth in young breeders & also poor condition of the breeding herd. Coat & body condition – Deficient cattle often have a rough coat & are in poor condition. Lactation can cause severe weight loss in cows grazing phosphorus deficient country. Coat & body condition – Deficient cattle often have a rough coat & are in poor condition. Lactation can cause severe weight loss in cows grazing phosphorus deficient country. Botulism. Botulism.

16 WHICH ANIMALS TO FEED Maiden Heifers, especially as springers and during lactation. Maiden Heifers, especially as springers and during lactation. All breeders on acute & deficient country should be supplemented throughout the whole year. All breeders on acute & deficient country should be supplemented throughout the whole year. Young cattle need high amounts of phosphorus when growing. Without it, growth rates will be greatly reduced. Young cattle need high amounts of phosphorus when growing. Without it, growth rates will be greatly reduced.

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