With all the wet weather stock grazing on winter forage crops may not be currently performing to their potential. Symptoms may include scouring, increased respiration, agitation, nasal and ocular discharge and lameness.
There is often a poor balance of the nutrients stock required to ensure their digestive and metabolic systems function properly. This results in poor feed utilisation (wasted feed), poor growth and weight gain potential.
Supplementation of stock with Grazemax Ultra loose mix has shown significant weight gain advantages and up to 65% less feed consumed per kilo of weight gain. Crop nitrogen requirements should also be closely assessed to meet potential crop demands.
Many factors will influence crop requirements such as paddock history, sowing nutrition, grazing, target yield and weed presume to name a few. Ground-spread topdressing opportunities are a little difficult at the moment so it’s best to be prepared. Speak to a local agronomist to help with topdressing considerations.