Manager, ‘Deelamon’ and ‘Eucumbene’
9 Aug 2020 | Katherine NT
- Using uPRO ORANGE, uPRO GREEN and uTRACE for 3 years
- Mulga belt of SW Queensland
- 1 full time employee running 1200 breeders over 65 000 acres
“We now supplement the entire herd for the entire year for half the price and with well less than half the labour using DIT products.”
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We’ve been using DIT AgTech products including uPRO ORANGE, uPRO GREEN & uTRACE for over 3 years.
Our beef grazing operation is situated in the Mulga belt of South Western Queensland and consists of 1 full time employee running 1200 breeders over 65,000 acres.
In the past we’ve used salt based and molasses based products to supplement approximately half the breeder herd for half the year.
We now supplement the entire herd for the entire year for half the price and with well less than half the labour using DIT products.
Stock condition and calving percentages have been maintained well above normal expectations.
The DIT products and delivery system have been very cost effective for us and the maintenance and management of the complete process including product enquiries, orders and equipment checks have been even easier.
I would happily recommend DIT products and delivery systems.
28 Aug 2020 | Jackson QLD
- Supplementing uPRO ORANGE
- Angus breeders targeting the weaner market. Carrying 300 cows.
- Country varies from heavy brigalow-belah through to lighter red box
“Supplement costs have reduced to less than 20% of the dry lick previously used. The initial outlay on the unit had a payback period of less than six months.”
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Supplementing urea phosphate allows the cattle to effectively use the dry feed available and maintain their body condition throughout, maintaining a more efficient and effective rumen function over winter.
Dalkeith is an enterprise based on Angus breeders targeting the weaner market, carrying 300 cows. The country varies from heavy brigalow-belah through to lighter red box.
Within the herd the most significant advantage of the Nutridose is the ability of the breeders to maintain a more efficient and effective rumen function throughout the winter. This allows them to effectively use the dry feed available and maintain their body condition. The breeders respond to and are able to capitalise on the first flush of new grass growth as a result. Year on year (excepting 2019), they’ve been able to increase the weaning weight whilst maintaining excellent Preg testing percentages.
Supplement costs have reduced to less than 20% of the dry lick previously used. The initial outlay on the unit had a payback period of less than six months. Whilst cost saving is a consideration, the production performance of the cattle was the driving factor in the install. Every animal is supplemented – dominance is negated.
The uDOSE is plumbed into a feed line off a nest of tanks fed by a bore and the unit is contained within a shed for protection (from both the sun and sneaky weaners). The nest of tanks feeds a ploy pipe network serviced by 9 troughs with more to be added.
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