BROWSE BLOCKS (Client mix to order)
Blocks with browse can be fed from the end of March to game and livestock.
Browse helps prevent tanine poisoning.
Browse improves digestion of food by increasing metabolism which in turn reflects in the animals' improved condition.
Browse is beneficial in the winter months when natural fead increases in fibre content and is lower in nutrition. Browse therefore renders natural winter forage more nutritions.
IVOMEC BLOCKS (Client mix to order)
Blocks containing ivomec are put out for game twice a year for a month, normally when parasites are the most active like February and September. This is particularly important in intensive environments.
WESenterprises uses natural protein in all their lick supplements. NPN is used very minimally in all WES products.
UREA WARNING (NPN)
Licks with a high urea contents (NPN), reduce milk production and reproduction. High urea content in lick supplements are also not recommended for weaning and also for young calves.
WESenterprises feed and lick supplements are low in urea content, thus improving the overall safety of our products.
Any feed containing urea (NPN), must be fed strictly in accordance with the feeding instructions.
Please Note: Despite new technology and information available on the importance of phosphates, there are still farmers, especially in the summer months, that only put out rock salt. Rock salt does not contain enough minerals or phosphate. During the summer months when the animals grow at their best, the phosphate intake is of crucial importance,
and the animals bone structure comprises of 80% phosphate, the high salt intake disrupts certain processes in the
rumen and lowers the mass intake due to an imbalance between sodium and potassium in the bodily fluids.
Very high salt intake as experienced, where only rock salt and salt blocks are fed, is not always due to salt hunger
but can be attributed to pica, due to a phosphor and/or other macro mineral or trace element, or even a
energy or protein shortage. In addition it was shown that the high intake of salt can cause a phosphor shortage.
Salt licks like rock salt should not be fed with phos mineral licks, because the animals would lick the salt and this will dilute the mineral intake.
WESenterprises licks are balanced with all the necessary minerals, phosphates and salt that the animals need for a healthy and balanced growth and proper development. Thereby reaching their full genetic potential
Pica is a description given when animals are inclined to eat strange objects like, bones, plastic packets, wood, stones, rock, feathers etc. this is a sign of absolute shortage of phosphate.
Animals can die from a phosphate shortage and eating strange objects. Pica causes animals to eat old bones from
carcasses and then become contaminated with Clostridium Botulism. This can cause deaths due to botulism and also
cause lame sickness.
The behavior of pica can be prevented by providing lick supplements ad lib. The feeding of broiler litter, also increase the risk of lame sickness and disease tremendously due to the possible presence of foreign material in the manure, that renders it toxic.