We place major minerals in individual supplement blocks, allowing the animals to choose which minerals they require.
By feeding the Free Choice program over a standard multi-nutrient block, the animal has the ability to choose and balance what they require- this ends up reducing consumption by up to 25%.
Olsson's Free Choice System identifies nutritional deficiency in livestock and satisfies the deficiency effectively. Studies have found all ruminants need a source of protein (nitrogen), a source of sulphur and a source of trace elements in order to be at their most productive. We place these major minerals in individual supplement blocks, allowing the animals to choose which minerals they require as they require them. No time is wasted and deficiency is corrected quickly and effectively.
Due to the pasture and weather conditions of the region, cattle & sheep in Western Australia are commonly deficient in sulphur & trace elements during wet conditions, and protein, sulphur & trace elements during dry conditions. Sheep also often need a bentonite supplement to assist in controlling the scouring associated with wet conditions & dry feed.
The Free Choice Southern WA System includes: Calcium Molasses + 10% Urea (urea supplement for protein), 12% High Sulphur (sulphur), Bentobite (bentonite supplement) and Trace Element + Copper & Cobalt (complete trace element blend). Because the Free Choice System splits the macro minerals, animals can have a choice in their nutritional requirements. They can satisfy their own nitrogen requirement, sulphur requirements, and can balance their own sulphur to nitrogen ratio by consuming varying amounts of urea and sulphur blocks separately, avoiding over consumption.
SOUTHERN WA BLOCKS FOR SPECIAL CONDITIONS
There are many specialised conditions that require supplementation in order for optimal production to be achieved. Supplying the blocks in the table above at strategic times can greatly increase the productivity of the herd. To view a more comprehensive list click here.
For more information on the supplementation that is right for your livestock please contact your local Olsson's rep.
Nick Burwell 0428 530 769