Crystalyx Sheep Beet Balancer

Crystalyx Sheep Beet Balancer has been formulated to complement and balance a high brassica or fodder beet diet when supplemented with adequate forage as a source of fibre.

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Feeding Guidelines

Rates:

  • 1x 22.5kg tub/25 lambs
  • 1x 22.5kg tub/25 ewes.
  • Always place a minimum of 2 tubs per group to avoid bullying.
  • Typical intakes:
    • 20-40g/growing/finishing lambs/day
    • 40-60g/ewes/day.
  • Available in 22.5kg tubs only.

Application

Brassica crops such as kale, forage rape, stubble turnips, swedes and new kale/rape hybrids can provide nutritious, cost-effective feeds for sheep and growing/finishing lambs with high dry matter yields being produced quickly.

The crops can be used for out-wintering, to extend the grazing season, or to help fill a forage gap in dry summers. Out-wintering on brassicas can allow more animals to be kept, with reduced feed costs by grazing in situ. Fodder beet, although technically not a brassica, can also be grazed in situ.

Brassicas should always be fed with ab lib forage, preferably as silage or hay to maintain a good rumen scratch factor. Supplementary concentrates are generally not needed when grazing brassicas, but a source of supplementary minerals will be required to balance the nutrient deficits within the crop.

Crystalyx Sheep Beet Balancer has been formulated to complement and balance a high brassica or fodder beet diet when supplemented with adequate forage as a source of fibre.