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Case Study

BioStart Ruminant™ Sheep Trials

Ruminanthelps optimise rumen function to improve feed utilisation & nutrient conversion.


Ruminant Sheep Trials

Pasture fed lamb weight gain trial 2001/02
Lamb Fattening Property, Manawatu - Wanganui region, NZ

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The Ruminant-treated mob (200) received 2 mL of BioStart Ruminant. After 25 days of pasture feed they had an increase over the untreated mob (100) of;

  • An average liveweight gain of 1.5 kg or 4 % increase.
  • An increased liveweight gain per day by 25 % (60 g/d; from 240 to 300 g/d).
  • Lambs were drafted with 45 % of each mob selected for the abattoir.

The Biostart-treated mob had an increase of;

  • A 1 kg or 4 % increase in liveweight.
  • An increased carcass weight of 450 g (assuming 45 % dress out rate) which would lead to another $2.25/hd (assuming a lamb schedule of 500 c/kg).

 


 

Turnip fed lamb weight gain trial 2001/02
Lamb Fattening Property, Manawatu-Wanganui region, NZ

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The Ruminant-treated mob (150) received 2 mL of Biostart Ruminant. After 22 days of being fed Pasja leafy turnips the treated lambs had the following gain versus the untreated lambs (160);

  • RuminantTM increased liveweight gain per day by 23 % (60 g/d; from 265 to 325 g/d)

 

Note: In both trials all lambs received a 7 mL dose of Cydectin Tape. Full trial report available upon request.

 


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