Supplamins MidMag to assist weight gains during weaning

It is well established that Magnesium has a role in general metabolism as well as being involved in the maintenance of nervous function. Independent research in Australia has shown that supplementing the magnesium intakes of pregnant ewes results in a better metabolic state and optimal weight gain of lambs at 4 weeks of age (Meat & Livestock Australia, Making More …

Impact of Mycotoxins on Beef Cattle

Author: Toby Doak, Alltech Lienert Australia Mycotoxin related health issues in beef cattle can cause illness in the animals and impact the immune system, performance and consequently reduce growth rates and increase production costs. Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites secreted by moulds, mostly belonging to the three genera; Aspergillus, Penicillium and Fusarium, produced in cereal grains as well as forages before, during …

Calf health – Salmonella

Lower Salmonella, higher profits on the dairy farm Both sub-clinical and clinical Salmonella infections can severely impact profit on a dairy farm. As a result, milk production losses, reduction in feed efficiency, foetal abortions and even death can occur, leading to long-term economic implications. The cost of treatment and increased labour associated with dealing with sick animals is very high. …

Treating and preventing clostridium in cattle

Author: Elizabeth Trollinger One of the primary goals of all livestock producers is to keep their herds healthy. Unfortunately, however, illness is often unavoidable — and some very easily transmitted but deadly ailments can be traced back to one source: Clostridium. What is Clostridium, and how do you know when it is causing problems in your herd? Clostridia are gram-positive, anaerobic, …

Seasonal Update: Pre-lambing and grazing cereals. Supplement with Supplamins MidMag

Grazing Cereals Cereal pastures are an excellent source of feed for both dry and lactating stock when managed correctly. Like with any change in the diet, it is critical to ensure appropriate transition feeding protocols are followed when introducing stock to new pastures to reduce the risk of metabolic disorders. Autumn pastures can be variable in their dry matter composition …

Microbial protein: The gold standard

Put simply, the two key functions of the rumen are to break down plant fibre and to produce microbial protein. These are not independent objectives: To produce more microbial protein, more microbes need to be produced, which in turn results in more fibre break down. All protein is composed of amino acids, whether it is animal protein such as meat …

Calf rearing for success

Question: I want to increase the weight of my heifers at mating, and as a starting point I want to get them to weaning at 100 kilograms earlier. Do you have any suggestions for increasing growth rate in the early stages? Answer: The key areas to focus on are environment, immunity, water, feed quality and rumen development. Any disease challenge …

Newly launched Alltech Idea Lab provides unmatched industry content from ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference

Presentations include mainstage pitches from the 2019 cohort of The Pearse Lyons Accelerator ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE19) brought together more than 3,500 producers and industry experts from 68 countries to share insights and explore solutions for today’s most pressing issues in agriculture and beyond. The 35th annual symposium featured more than 100 speakers providing their unique perspectives on …

Optigen® joins lineup of Alltech solutions certified by the Carbon Trust to reduce agriculture’s carbon footprint

*Note: Optigen® is known as Optisync® in Australia and New Zealand. From precision nutrition that minimises waste to environmental analytical services, Alltech is helping producers lower their carbon footprint while increasing their profitability As the feed and food supply chain faces continual pressure to reduce its environmental footprint, global animal health and nutrition company Alltech remains committed to helping the industry tackle this …

Overcome livestock challenges this season: Supplement with Magnesium

Pasture and cereals are an inconsistent source of nutrients due to continuous changes in composition and availability, both of which can affect the supply of minerals to the animals. Dry matter intake of grazed pastures can vary quite considerably due to changes in weather conditions. Not only will this affect the supply of energy and protein to the animals but …