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33% Increase in DLWG

Posted on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by Dr Cliff Lister in 33% Increase in DLWG

Megastart Ewe & LAMB
Scientifically Proven to Improve Lamb Daily Liveweight Gain at Pasture

An independent trial conducted at Myerscough College in 2013 involving 120 Texel X lambs shows lambs fed Megastart Ewe & Lamb grow faster compared to lambs fed grass alone.  Growth rates of the treatment and control groups were 160g/day vs.120g/day respectively, a 33% statistically significant improvement (F=6.13; P=0.003) when Megastart is fed.
 
Megastart intake averaged 70g/head/day over the 6 week feeding period and there was no difference in grass intake between groups throughout the trial period.
 
Feeding Megastart Ewe & Lamb to lambs at grass can finish lambs earlier hitting the market before prices are depressed – see graph below (taken from Farmers Guardian):
 
Lamb Price
 
A balanced source of minerals, protein and vitamins, Megastart Ewe & Lamb also provides lambs with an excellent source of energy from sugars, starch and protected fat to achieve a quicker finish at grass, reducing feed costs and allowing lambs to achieve higher prices.
 
“Supplementation of Megastart Ewe & Lamb is a cost effective method of enhancing the finishing process and making finishing lambs a more profitable enterprise for the farmer.” 

 

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