Category: Sheep

3 Healthy Merino Lambs

When dust turns to puddles – Managing increased lamb worm burdens in the wet

It’s been an especially wet season for many of our clients. Increased pasture levels can be seen in most states across Australia. As a producer, you’ll already know that increased moisture coincides with an increased risk of internal parasites in livestock. Eggs laid predominately by Haemonchus and Trichostrongylus (more commonly known as Black Scour Worm) …

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Selenium deficiency in sheep: causes, symptoms and treatment

Selenium is a crucial element in the diet of animals. It works in conjunction with vitamin E in relation to a variety of important bodily needs, like preventing and repairing cell damage, supporting growth and fertility, and is involved in immune functions. When ewes and lambs aren’t able to get enough selenium or vitamin E …

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Maximising livestock opportunities – Far North Queensland

While some producers around Australia are starting their spring preparations, cattlemen in Far North Queensland know that traditional seasons don’t mean a lot in the top end. Extensive rain is unusual in winter for Queensland, but 2016 has certainly been a change in tradition. Every drought breaks eventually, but it’s impossible to predict when you …

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Merino breeders: Avoid common issues affecting wool production

The standard of Australia’s Merino wool is known as the highest in the world. The excellent quality of Merino wool has been honed by hundreds of years of farming expertise and superior breeding – resulting in the strong, fine wool that has become one of the world’s most useful textiles. To maintain a consistently high …

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Fulvic Acid

Fulvic acid is one of nature’s most powerful natural electrolytes. It stimulates the rumen, has the ability to bond and dissolve minerals and nutritional elements and is capable of carrying 60 or more minerals and trace elements into cells. “Fulvic acid is extracted from a plant-derived natural process and is an exclusively Australian processed product …

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Amino Acids

Amino Acids are the building block of protein for utilisation of both dry and green feed. BLM contains the 10 essential amino acids: 1. Leucine: tissue repair, muscle mass, stress, growth, protein synthesis, bone, coat and blood haemoglobin. 2. Isoleucine: nervous system, energy, muscle, endurance and blood haemoglobin. 3. Valine: nervous system & glycogen production. …

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