Product of the Month

Essential Lamb
PROVEN TO IMPROVE WEIGHT GAIN!

 

Essential Lamb boluses are specially designed mini boluses that will give growing, ruminating lambs the best start possible. Essential Lamb help reduce the stress of weaning and variable grazing conditions. Essential Lamb are suitable for lambs that are over 25kg and ruminating.

 

One application of 2 boluses LASTS FOR 120 DAYS

Following an on farm trial at Liskeard in Cornwall in 2017, lambs supplemented with Essential Lamb Boluses were 2.1kg heavier after 12 weeks than those lambs not bolused. As a result a number of lambs were sold early to hit a rising lamb price for the Christmas market, this achieving an additional price per lamb of £3.16 for an investment of just 68p per lamb.

Trial Details

100 lambs received Essential Lamb and 100 lambs received no bolus. Weights were taken at the start of the trial and every 4 weeks up to 16 weeks. Eight out of each group were selected for blood tests at the start and at 12 weeks to measure plasma inorganic iodine (PII) status and glutathione peroxidase (GSHPx) selenium status levels.

The iodine and selenium status of the lambs that were bolused with Essential Lamb increased into the normal range by week 12, meaning that they will no longer be restricted in maximising performance by their trace element status.

ACHIEVE AN ADDITIONAL £3.16 PER LAMB FOR AN INVESTMENT OF £0.68
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