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PRODUCT RANGE

Complimentary Brochure

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The home of Rumevite, MAXX, SUPAlyx and LIFELINE

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Contents

CONTENTS

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Rumenco Information

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LIFELINE Pre-Calver

36

Sales Contact Details

4

LIFELINE Pre-Calver Dairy

42

Lab Services

5

XPLS Yeast Culture

48

Rumevite 6

Rumen Balance

54

MAXX 12

Myco Bind

55

SUPAlyx 16

Inactivayte 56

Easy Breather

22

Farm Bulk Liquids

58

4 in 1

23

Home Mix Supplements

60

Glucose 24

Flexibulk Liquid Feeds

62

Beetlic 25

Rumins 64

LIFELINE Lamb & Ewe

26

Feeding Equipment

LIFELINE RamCare

32

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Information

RUMENCO INFORMATION Rumenco is an independent company with a track record of over 50 years helping livestock farmers to maximise animal performance from home grown feeds. Our name and reputation for quality nutritional products are well known throughout farming industries of the United Kingdom and Ireland. Customers can rest assured in the knowledge that we have invested heavily in high quality standards of manufacture, customer service, sales and research. We place special emphasis on our people strengths and technical ability. Rumenco also has excellent on-site laboratory facilities for rapid and accurate analysis.

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Contact

SALES CONTACT DETAILS

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Lawrence Bec

(North-Scotland)

07836 578 563

Ross Sibbald

(South-Scotland & North-East England)

07768 010 693

Philippa Gill

(Northern England)

07901 118 786

Paul Beddoes

(North & Mid Wales and Shropshire)

07889 701 026

Chris Dawes

(South West)

07768 470 699

Ian Lewis

(South Wales)

07774 943 285

Sarah Needham

(Midlands + South East)

07557 001 277

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Lab Services

LAB SERVICES Rumenco can provide a fully functional analytical service to suit your business needs. Facilities: The use of in house laboratory facilities and external UFAS accredited laboratories can provide you with a range of analysis covering forages, raw materials and finished products. The Rumenco laboratory employs the use of both the latest NIR technology and wet chemistry methodology, which allows a number of analytical parameters to be measured. Quality: Participation in a series of analytical ring tests are undertaken. These ring tests collectively assess raw material, finished product and forage analytical parameters and are used as a benchmark to the performance of the laboratory. Rumenco is a member of the Forage Analysis Assurance (F.A.A) Group. All equipment used in the laboratory undergoes a scheduled calibration and maintenance plan. In addition to this the NIR equipment is subject to daily diagnostics scanning designed to assess the accuracy of the machine. Service: To discuss your individual needs please contact our Head Office or your Area Business Manager for further details and pricing.

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Rumevite

RUMEVITE Rumevite blocks are nutritional supplements for cattle and sheep and are formulated to improve the value of home grown forage.

Why use Rumevite? Value: Proven to increase forage digestibility by up to 15%, Rumevite makes the perfect supplement to help reduce feed costs. Innovation: Formulas meet all supplement requirements. Re-usable container saves on expensive buckets and plastic recycling. Packaging handles for easier lifting. Trust: 170 trials and 50 years of experience & progressive development. Service: Excellent nationwide field and technical support. Quality: Fully accredited manufacturing and quality systems.

A Range of Nutritional Supplements for Health, Fertility & Performance

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Rumevite

RUMEVITE PRODUCT RANGE

CATTLE BOOSTER 22.5KG

MAG BOOSTER 22.5KG

A special high energy feed block with 20% protein for dairy/suckler cows, breeding youngstock and stores. Contains copper and protected zinc.

A combination feed and mineral supplement with extra high level of magnesium. Feed to breeding and lactating cows and sheep at risk from staggers and requiring additional energy and protein. Ideal for use in the autumn grazing period or a late spring.

HIGH ENERGY & PROTEIN

A high energy feed and mineral supplement ideal for use at grass and with high forage rations where extra energy and protein are both required. For cattle and sheep.

SHEEP SUPER ENERGY + FISH OIL

A very high energy block for ewes at tupping time and pre-lambing and finishing lambs at grass or on high forage systems. Includes fish oil, protected zinc and high levels of Vitamin E.

22.5KG

22.5KG

CATTLE 22.5KG

SHEEP 22.5KG

GARLIC 22.5KG

MAGNESIUM 22.5KG

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A high specification mineral-vitamin block for all cattle on forage systems. Rich in trace elements, including copper and protected zinc to help optimise health, fertility and growth.

A high specification mineral-vitamin block, for in-lamb ewes and lambs at grass or on high forage systems. Fully supplemented and includes protected zinc and high levels of Vitamin E.

A garlic enriched mineral-vitamin block formulation for cattle and sheep to help repel nuisance insects.

Provides extra palatable magnesium for breeding and lactating cattle and sheep at risk from staggers during the spring and autumn grass flush. Not suitable for feeding pre-lambing or to lambs.

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Rumevite

Feeding Rumevite: These figures are only a guide as various other factors will influence intake such as: • Quality of grazing, basal diet and other feeds available • Animal production level, previous product experience, age and liveweight • Placement in proximity to water source • In very dry conditions intake can be stimulated by wetting the product surface occasionally and placing blocks in shade

g/h/day

22.5kg blocks/ 15 h/month

Beef and Dairy Cows

150-500

3-10

Growing Cattle

100-300

2-6

g/h/day

22.5kg blocks/ 35 h/month

Ewes

20-250*

1-12

Lambs

20-150

1-7

* Sheep Super Energy + fish oil

Rumevite

®

Why re-invent the wheel? Because it will save you bucket loads.

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The modern range of forage supplements

DRIVE DOWN THE COST OF FEEDING WITH RUMEVITE. Sheep Super Energy + Fish Oil

High Energy & Protein

Mag Booster

Garlic

Magnesium

Cattle Booster

Freephone: 0800 833 675

Sheep

Cattle

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Rumevite

High Energy & Protein

Sheep Super Energy + Fish Oil

Cattle Booster

Mag Booster

Mag

Cattle

Sheep

Garlic

Rumevite Analysis

4

3.3

4

3.4

3.5

9

10

10

Phosphorus %

0.3

0.27

0.27

0.25

0.1

0.5

0.5

0.5

Sodium %

2.5

2.7

2

2.3

4

8

5

5

Magnesium %

1.5

2

4

8.5

12

3

3

3

Zinc mg/kg

1000

500

1000

1000

1500

3000

3000

3000

Manganese mg/kg

500

250

800

500

1000

1500

1000

1000

Iodine mg/kg

40

20

40

40

200

200

200

200

Cobalt mg/kg

25

12.5

25

25

40

90

90

90

Selenium mg/kg

5

2.5

5

5

25

30

25

25

Copper mg/kg

0

0

500

-

0

2000

0

0

Vitamin A iu/kg

50,000

25,000

50,000

50,000

100,000

200,000

200,000

200,000

Vitamin D3 iu/kg

10,000

5,000

10,000

10,000

20,000

40,000

40,000

40,000

250

500

250

250

250

250

1500

1500

Vitamin B1 mg/kg

0

0

0

-

0

0

100

100

Vitamin B12 mcg/kg

0

0

0

-

0

0

200

200

Protein %

22

18

20

15

6

3

3

3

Urea %

4

2.4

4.1

2.5

0

0

0

0

Oil %

3

7

7

1

7.7

0.2

0.2

0.2

Fibre %

3.7

3

3

3

1.2

0.9

0.9

0.9

Ash %

20

19

22

31

39

53

51

51

12.5

13

12.5

9

10

6

6

6

Calcium %

Vitamin E iu/kg

ME Mj/kg DM

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Why re-invent the wheel?

Because it will save you bucket loads Rumevite® The modern range of forage supplements

Rumevite is tried and trusted, yet better value today than ever before. Rumevite formulations can save you up to £100 per tonne against comparable bucket-based supplements. Drive down the cost of feeding with Rumevite. • Improve grazing intake and forage utilisation • Reduce labour input

Sheep

• Environmentally friendly, up to 85% less plastic

Cattle

Re-usable feeders available

packaging than bucket supplements • Suitable for all forage-based systems • Mineral blocks to supplement grazing

Garlic

Magnesium

Cattle Booster

Freephone: 0800 833 675 Sheep Super Energy + Fish Oil

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High Energy +Protein

Mag Booster

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Rumenco Ltd., Stretton House,Derby Road, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire DE13 0DW email: advisory@rumenco.co.uk

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Rumevite

EXTEND GRAZING SEASON TO CUT EXPENSIVE STRAW COSTS Beef producers could save at least £21 a head on expensive straw bedding costs this winter by delaying housing by six weeks and maximising the nutritional potential of late season grass. With straw already costing upwards of £125/tonne in the west of the country, housed bedding costs will be running at more than 60p/head/day on some farms – and that’s before taking into account any feed costs, points out David Thornton from Rumenco. “Housed cattle require about 5kg/head/day of bedding straw, so if you are able to delay bringing your stock inside for six weeks you’ll need 210kg/head less straw this winter, saving a minimum of £21/animal,” he says. David Thornton says it is perfectly feasible on many farms to leave youngstock or suckler cows outside for longer, particularly when underfoot conditions are relatively dry. “If you are able to feed the silage you would have fed inside in ring feeders outside at grass, and then supplement this forage and what grazing is still available with Rumevite High Energy and Protein blocks you will be better off financially,” he claims. “The feed blocks will only cost you around £10.92/head for the six week grazing period. It’s much less work and half the cost of the straw you would have used inside. What’s more, you are ensuring the stock make the most of the forage nutrition available, and with a feed block system, rather than trough feeding, there will be no poaching either.”

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MAXX

MAXX New MAXX licks are the latest innovation from Rumenco in ruminant supplement feeds. MAXX licks are manufactured using a unique patented process that maximises nutrient preservation. More digestible energy is available to your stock for better performance. MAXX are hardened licks that give excellent control of free-access intakes.

Why use MAXX? Highly Palatable: The very high molasses content and inclusion of vegetable oil means palatability and acceptance is excellent. Stock cannot bite these licks, but their licking action helps moisten the surface to release a controlled amount of product that limits intake. Fully Formulated: The little and often intake of MAXX licks helps to improve rumen stability, resulting in higher intake and digestibility of roughages. Researched: MAXX licks have been thoroughly tested on farms in 55 separate studies prior to their launch. The trials showed: • Uniform control of intakes compared with competitor products • Suitable for all classes of stock over 12 weeks of age at grass or indoors • Exceptional weather resistance, no waste and very economical

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MAXX

MAXX product range

MAXX Energy 22.5 & 80kg

MAXX Original 22.5 & 80kg

MAXX Cattle Mag 22.5 & 80kg

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The extra high energy level in MAXX Energy helps to offset declining grass digestibility during the grazing season and so helps to maintain performance. High levels of trace elements and Vitamin E are included to supplement levels in grass and forages. Well-spaced lick placement encourages wider grazing utilisation. Improves performance from pasture and forage. Saves time and labour involved with daily hand-feeding of stock. Provides minerals and vitamins reducing the need for other supplements. Palatable and highly available magnesium source to aid in the prevention of grass staggers (hypomagnesia). Supplies essential trace elements to help balance grazing and forages. Improves utilisation of grazing and forages. DO NOT FEED TO SHEEP

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MAXX

MAXX Analysis Energy

Original

Cattle Mag

Calcium %

3.0

4.0

2.0

Phosphorus %

1.0

1.0

-

-

-

3.0

Sodium % Magnesium %

-

5.0

10.5

Zinc mg/kg

1500

1500

3000

Manganese mg/kg

1000

1000

2000

Iodine mg/kg

60.0

60.0

150

Cobalt mg/kg

20.0

20.0

40.0

Selenium mg/kg

10.0

10.0

20.0

Copper mg/kg

-

-

800

Vitamin A iu/kg

120,000

120,000

120,000

Vitamin D3 iu/kg

24,000

24,000

24,000

Vitamin E iu/kg

600

300

300

Protein %

12.0

12.5

3.5

Urea %

1.8

3.0

-

Oil %

14.0

6.0

2.5

Fibre %

0.2

-

-

Ash %

16.0

27.0

37.0

ME Mj/kg DM

16.0

12.0

10.0

35

38

35

Sugar %

Feeding MAXX: • Offer MAXX licks on a free-access basis with ad lib forage or grazing. When grazing is in short supply provide additional supplementary forage • Spread licks over grazing area to encourage wider foraging • Place licks away from the water supply, this is especially important indoors • Due to a period of feed acclimatisation, intakes may initially be higher than published, but will typically level out after 7-10 days

g/h/day

22.5kg blocks/ 15 h/month

Cattle - Original & Mag Cattle

up to 300

up to 6

Cattle - Energy

up to 500

up to 10

g/h/day

22.5kg blocks/ 35 h/month

up to 80

up to 3.5

Sheep

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NEW

Unique, patented, nutritionally rich licks for Sheep & Cattle

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SUPAlyx

SUPAlyx SUPAlyx are nutritional licks for cattle and sheep, designed to improve the value of home grown forages by: • Stimulating dry matter intake by up to 10% • Supplementing protein & energy at crucial times • Improving forage digestibility by up to 10% • Supplementing potential mineral and vitamin deficiencies in forages

Top 5 benefits:

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1.

Nine different formulations- year round, versatile feeding solutions for adding value to your pastures and forages

2.

High cane molasses inclusion - immediate acceptance, consistent and controlled consumption

3.

Fully formulated - no need to feed salt licks or additional mineral supplements

4.

Convenient - available in two different product weights, 22.5kg and 100kg to suit your system

5.

Value for money - Complete supplementation of sheep for around 6p/ewe/day and for cattle from around 12p/head/day

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SUPAlyx

SUPAlyx product range SUPER ENERGY PLUS WITH FISH OIL 22.5KG & 100KG

HIGH ENERGY & PROTEIN 22.5KG & 100KG

CATTLE BOOSTER 22.5KG & 100KG

MAG BOOSTER 22.5KG & 100KG

SHEEP 22.5KG

CATTLE

22.5KG & 100KG

MAGNESIUM 22.5KG

GARLIC 22.5KG

ORGANIC 22.5KG & 100KG

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A combination feed and mineral supplement. Formulated with 16ME, including extra-high level of rumen by-pass energy and natural protein, it is suitable for all cattle, ewes and lambs. Use at bulling time, tupping time pre and post-calving or lambing for excellent results.

A feed and mineral supplement ideal for use at grass and with high forage rations where extra energy and protein are both required.

A cattle feed and mineral supplement developed for use at grass and with high forage rations where extra energy and protein are both required. DO NOT FEED TO SHEEP A combination feed and mineral supplement with extra high level of magnesium. Feed to breeding and lactating cows and sheep at risk from staggers and requiring additional energy and protein. Ideal for use in the autumn grazing period or a late spring. A highly molassed mineral-vitamin lick, for inlamb ewes and lambs at grass or on high forage systems. Fully supplemented and includes protected zinc and high levels of Vitamin E.

A highly molassed mineral-vitamin lick for all cattle on forage systems. Rich in trace elements, including protected zinc and copper for optimal health, fertility and growth. DO NOT FEED TO SHEEP Provides extra palatable magnesium for breeding and lactating cattle and sheep at risk from staggers during the spring and autumn grass flush. Not suitable for feeding pre-lambing or to lambs. An easy and effective way of helping to repel flies and biting insects from irritating stock. Also provides the full range of essential minerals and vitamins to balance the potential shortfalls in grass and forages. * Available with added copper on request A combination organic feed and mineral supplement which meets current organic regulations and is Soil Association approved. Ideal for cattle and sheep at grass and on high forage systems.

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SUPAlyx

Cattle

Sheep

Mag

Garlic

High Energy & Protein

Super Energy Plus with Fish Oil

Cattle Booster

Organic

Mag Booster

SUPAlyx Analysis

Yellow

Orange

Blue

Purple

Green

Red

Brown

Black

Cyan

Calcium %

12

14

6

12.5

6

5.5

6

3.5

5

Phosphorus %

0.5

0.5

0.1

0.5

0.8

0.2

0.8

1

0.1

Sodium %

8

6.0

6.2

6

2

1

2

2.7

1.5

Magnesium %

3

3

15

3

3

0.2

3

4.0

10.5

Copper mg/kg

2000

-

-

-

-

-

750

-

-

Zinc mg/kg

3000

3000

1500

3000

800

1600

800

800

3500

Manganese mg/kg

1500

1000

1000

1000

400

800

400

400

2500

Iodine mg/kg

200

200

300

200

30

60

30

50

300

Cobalt mg/kg

90

90

90

90

20

40

20

20

80

Selenium mg/kg

30

25

35

25

5

10

5

5

15

Vitamin A iu/kg

200,000

200,000

150,000

200,000

40,000

100,000

40,000

-

250,000

Vitamin D3 iu/kg

40,000

40,000

30,000

40,000

8,000

20,000

8,000

-

50,000

250

1500

250

250

200

400

200

-

500

Vitamin B1 mg/kg

-

100

-

100

-

-

-

-

-

Vitamin B12 mcg/kg

-

200

-

200

-

-

-

-

-

Protein %

2

2

2

2

15

15

15

12

10

Urea %

-

-

-

-

1.8

-

1.8

-

-

Oil %

-

-

-

-

11

17

11

3

4.5

Fibre %

-

-

-

-

1.6

0.8

1.6

1.6

0.4

Ash %

58

58

58

54

26

17

26

26

36

ME MJ/kg DM

6

6

6

6

13.0

16.0

13

10.5

10.5

Typical Sugar %

21

21.5

21

23

25

24

22

25

25

22.5/100

22.5

22.5

22.5

22.5/100

22.5/100

22.5/100

22.5/100*

22.5/100

Pack Colour

Vitamin E iu/kg

Weight kg

*Organic refill 20kg

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SUPAlyx

Feeding SUPAlyx: g/h/day

22.5kg buckets/ 15 h/month

Beef and Dairy

100-500

2-10

Growing Cattle

100-300

2-6

g/h/day

22.5kg buckets/ 35 h/month

20-150

1-7

Ewes

Cattle Offer ad lib, free-access 1 bucket (22.5kg) per 10-15 head of cattle or 1 x 100kg tub for up to 50 head of cattle Sheep Offer ad lib, free-access 1 bucket (22.5kg) per 30-35 sheep or 1 x 100kg tub for 90 sheep These figures are only a guide as various other factors will influence intake such as: • Quality of grazing, basal diet and other feeds available • Animal production level, previous product experience, age and liveweight

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SAVE AND GRAZE SAVE AND GRAZE

Maximise performance from tupping to lambing with

SUPAlyx Super Energy Plus with Fish Oil Maximise performance from tupping to lambing with SUPAlyx Super Energy Plus with Fish Oil Value High Energy • Low Intake • Maximum

Energy • Low • Maximum Value SUPAlyx are nutritionalHigh licks for cattle and sheep Intake and are designed to improve the value of home grown forages SUPAlyx are nutritional licks for cattle and sheep and are designed to improve the value of home grown forages

For information and your local stockist

ForFREEPHONE information and 0800 833 675 your local stockist FREEPHONE 0800 833 675 www.rumenco.co.uk

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SUPAlyx

GUARD AGAINST MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY

Spring turnout brings with it optimism and an opportunity to focus on other tasks, but it often also brings the threat of metabolic disease. For example, rapidly growing spring grass is very low in magnesium and with milk output often high in March and April for both lactating dairy cows and recently calved sucklers, hypomagnesaemia or grass staggers is a very real threat at this time of year. According to Rumenco technical manager David Thornton, grass staggers is most commonly a disease of lactating cows at grass. This is because lush spring grass, in particular, is low in magnesium whereas the output of the mineral in milk is high. “Blood magnesium levels can fall rapidly shortly after spring turnout to grass – giving rise to clinical disease symptoms including hyper-excitability, muscular twitching, convulsions, respiratory distress, collapse and death. When the onset of clinical signs is acute, death can occur in up to 50% of cases. Consequently, hypomagnesaemia is a disorder of considerable economic importance to both dairy and suckled calf producers,” he says. David Thornton says that recent information on incidence of hypomagnesaemia is difficult to find and because many cases are not reported. Nevertheless, the disease problem is definitely widespread. The National Animal Disease Incidence Service (NADIS) reported an average of 35 cases per month between July and September 1997-2004 from 40 large animal veterinary practices and 6 veterinary colleges nationwide. But like most nutritional diseases, the animals showing clinical signs are just the tip of the iceberg – for every cow with obvious disease, many more will be affected sub-clinically. “The usual range of plasma magnesium concentration in dairy cows is 0.75-1.0mmol/litre. Moderate hypomagnesaemia may not result in clinical disease, but the danger of tetany can increase as the plasma level falls below 0.4mmol/l. Not all cows with severe hypomagnesaemia develop clinical signs, some may maintain critically low levels for a long period and remain clinically normal, but reduce milk output,”David Thornton says. “In order to recommend the most effective methods of controlling hypomagnesaemia in dairy and beef cows it is important to understand what factors contribute to the condition. In addition, in today’s highly competitive market place when producer margins are under severe pressure, a cost benefit analysis is useful for comparing alternative systems. A simple on-farm hypomagnesaemia risk assessment is easily done to determine the most cost effective and appropriate way of evaluating alternative control strategies. This could ensure cows under the highest risk receive higher levels of supplementary magnesium compared with cows at less risk,” he points out. David Thornton says that cost savings may come from offering the magnesium supplement in a format most suited to the hypomagnesaemia risk. “Where the risk is high, feeding a low dose magnesium product could increase hypomagnesaemia risk and reduce performance and possibly not provide sufficient absorbed magnesium to prevent tetany. Conversely, where the risk of staggers is low, using a high dose product adds unnecessary cost. “Experience says free-access high magnesium SUPAlyx buckets provide adequate cover where the staggers risk is medium to high, whereas the soluble forms of magnesium in liquid supplements are more appropriate where there is a very high risk.”

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EASY BREATHER

EASY BREATHER A feed and mineral supplement containing natural decongestants from plant extracts and essential oils • Added Fyto-Respiratory™ pack helps keep airways clear to support a healthy respiratory system. • Feed indoors during periods of mild and damp weather • Flavoured to ensure palatability and consistent intakes • Ultra convenient 22.5kg tub

Top 4 benefits 1. Helps alleviate production and health related problems associated with housed stock 2. Provides vital mineral, trace element and vitamin sources 3. Provides protected copper and zinc to help alleviate mineral lock-ups and support animal health 4. Ultra high Vitamin E to help optimise the immune system

Feeding Easy Breather Offer ad lib in the ratio of one bucket per 10-15 head of cattle and sited away from the water source. Move the feeding position regularly to avoid poaching. Ratio can be widened during summer to prevent the product surface drying out.

Calves Youngstock

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g/h/day

22.5kg buckets/ per 15 h/month

50-75

1-1.5

100-150

2-3

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4 IN 1

4 IN 1 A mineral and vitamin bucket with added plant extracts to enhance rumen efficiency for cattle and sheep. • B alances potential mineral deficiencies in grass and forages to keep stock healthy and productive • Special formulation with added plant essential oils chosen for their ability to manipulate rumen fermentation • Flavoured to ensure palatability and consistent intakes Top 5 benefits 1. Helps resolve production and health problems associated with grazing and housed stock 2. Provides vital mineral, trace element and vitamin requirements 3. Balances grazing, grass silage and hay based systems 4. Provides protected zinc and organic selenium for improved bio-availability and to help alleviate mineral lock-ups 5. Contains plant essential oils selected for their anti-microbial activity, appetite stimulating effect and intestinal stability Feeding 4 in 1 Offer ad lib in the ratio of one bucket per 10-15 head of cattle or 30-35 sheep. Position buckets away from the water source as this will encourage intake. Move the feeding position regularly to avoid poaching. Ratio can be widened during summer to prevent the product surface drying out.

Calves Youngstock

Sheep

g/h/day

22.5kg bucket/15 head/ month

50-75

1-1.5

100-150

2-3

g/h/day

22.5kg bucket/35/ head/month

30-50

1.5-2.5

Analysis Calcium 8%, Sucrose 20%, Phosphorus 4.5%, Magnesium 6%, Sodium 6%, Selenium 40mg/kg, Cobalt 90mg/kg, Iodine 350mg/kg, Manganese 4500mg/kg, Zinc 6000mg/kg, Vitamin A 200,000iu/kg, Vitamin D3 40,000iu/kg, Vitamin E 500mg/kg, Vitamin B12 1000mcg/kg, EXTRA HIGH ZINC, COBALT & SELENIUM

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GLUCOSE

GLUCOSE Suitable for feeding to sheep, cattle and other ruminants to help reduce the risk of ketosis Specially effective for pre-lambing supplementation of ewes on low energy diets.

Top 5 benefits 1. Use where extra fast-acting energy is required 2. Ideal for multiple bearing ewes from 2 weeks pre-lambing where there is a risk of twin lamb disease 3. Can be safely fed to stock already treated with a min-vit bolus or receiving multivitamin injection 4. Can also be fed to calves and youngstock at risk from energy deficiency Feeding Glucose • Offer ad lib in the ratio of 1 bucket per 30-35 ewes or 10-15 cattle & sited away from the water source • Move feeding position regularly to avoid localised poaching • Can be fed indoors & outdoors • Small breeds - up to 100g/day (1 bucket per 35 head/week) • Large breeds- up to 150g/day (1.5 bucket per 35 head/week)

Ingredients: 100% Glucose

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BEETLIC

BEETLIC Molasses is a valuable feed for all classes of ruminant stock. Highly molassed feed buckets for all classes of ruminant stock. Beetlic is a nutritious combination of molasses, proteins, protected vegetable oil, vitamins and minerals forming a weather resistant, highly nutritious and labour saving feed supplement.

Beetlic product range High Energy 22.5kg & 100kg Mag Booster 22.5kg & 100kg

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High energy from sugars and protected vegetable oil. Fortified with quality protein, vitamins and minerals

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Ideal for cattle & sheep

Mag Booster is a combination feed and high magnesium supplement for lactating cows and ewes at grass at risk from hypomagnesaemia

Beetlic Analysis: High Energy

Mag Booster

Energy (MJ/kg DM)

14.0

9

Protein %

16.0

10.0

Oil %

9.0

1.0

Sugar %

22.0

22.0

Magnesium %

0.3

10.0

Vitamin A iu/kg

50,000

50,000

Vitamin D3 iu/kg

10,000

10,000

250

250

Vitamin E iu/kg

Feeding Beetlic g/h/day

22.5kg bucket/ 15 cattle or 35 sheep/month

Cattle

300-500

6-10

Sheep

100-150

4-7

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Cattle and Sheep; Offer ad lib, free access 1 bucket (22.5kg) per 10-15 head of cattle or 30-35 sheep, or 1(100kg) tub for 50 head of cattle or 90 ewes. Ad-lib forage must always be available.

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LAMB & EWE

LIFELINE Lamb & Ewe LIFELINE Lamb & Ewe is a purpose formulated supplement that benefits the unborn lamb as well as the ewe. The only product proven by SAC (Scottish Agricultural College). Trials at SAC showed a 25% increase in IgG levels in ewe colostrum. IgG is the antibody that infers natural passive immunity from the ewe to her lambs. • Enhances colostrum quality • Optimising vitamin and mineral status of ewe and lambs • Promotes easier lambing and vigorous, healthy lambs

Lamb & Ewe product range LAMB & EWE BUCKET 22.5kg & 100kg

LAMB & EWE BLOCK 22.5kg

Introduce LIFELINE 6 weeks before lambing at grass or to housed ewes in addition to the standard feeding programme. Product may also be used as part of the post lambing feeding programme. Recommended for all in-lamb ewes particularly young ewes and ewe lambs,

LAMB & EWE PROTEIN MEAL

giving the lamb a head start 6 weeks before it is born.

22.5kg

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Optimise lamb immunity Immuno protein production and antibody levels in the colostrum are increased by incorporating mannan oligosaccharides (MOS) in LIFELINE. The addition of MOS also increases absorption of colostrum by the lamb, therefore maximising immune status, enabling the new born to fight disease, resulting in healthier lambs. This is particularly important with young ewes who may have poorer quality colostrum.

Enhanced colostrum quality and yield The combined benefits of lactose, molasses and protected palm oil as energy sources ensure the efficient absorption of nutrients and enhanced colostrum protein levels. Lactose is proven to increase dry matter intake and stimulate rumen papillae for increased absorption of nutrients. Lactose is particularly efficient at increasing microbial protein yield, with an amino acid profile similar to fishmeal, which is shown to boost colostrum protein levels.

Easier lambings and improved lamb vitality High levels of selenium and Vitamin E are added to ensure the lamb gets the best possible start whilst lambing problems are minimised for the ewe. Ewes are quick to lamb, show less incidence of retained placenta, and body reserves are boosted to promote high milk yield in early lactation. Lambs are quick to stand and show a strong desire to suckle, showing more vitality and a better “will to live�.

Optimise health in the ewe and lambs A complete mineral and vitamin package is included for optimum health in the ewe and lamb. High levels of zinc, including protected zinc are added to support a healthy udder, skin and hoof tissues.

LIFELINE Lamb & Ewe: Analysis Bucket

Feed Block

Protein Meal

Protein %

12

18

40

Urea %

0

1.5

8.75

ME MJ/kg/DM

13

12

10

Sugars %

21

10

14

11.5

3.0

0.5

6

3.5

6.0

Phosphorus %

0.2

0.3

0.3

Magnesium %

1.5

1.5

1.5

Sodium %

1

2

0.1

Selenium mg/kg

5

3.5

5

Cobalt mg/kg

25

17

25

Iodine mg/kg

10

6.7

10

Manganese mg/kg

750

500

750

Zinc mg/kg

750

500

750

Vitamin A iu/kg

75,000

50,000

75,000

Vitamin D3 iu/kg

15,000

10,000

15,000

1000

670

1000

Oil % Calcium %

Vitamin E iu/kg

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Feeding LIFELINE Lamb & Ewe Blocks and Buckets

g/head/ day

22.5kg/block or bucket/ 35 h/month

Bucket

100-200

4-9

Block

100-250

4-11

Offer ad lib, free access 6 weeks pre-lambing. Offer 1 bucket (22.5kg) for 35 ewes or 1 tub (100kg) for 90 ewes. Offer 1 block (22.5kg) for 35 ewes.

Protein Meal LIFELINE protein meal can be mixed with cereals, or sprinkled on top of forage or cereals commencing 6 weeks pre-lambing to provide up to 200g/ewe/day of LIFELINE at lambing.

Cereal

82.5%

75%

LIFELINE Protein Meal

17.5%

25%

Protein in finished mix

16%

18%

Ad-lib forage must always be available

QUALITY COLOSTRUM That’s why it’s called

Feeding LIFELINE results in lambs that are born quicker, stand quicker and are quicker to suckle. This leads to more lambs at weaning.

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LAMB LOSSES AT A RECORD LOW Lamb losses on a Welsh farm are at a record low after a focus was placed on ewe nutrition pre-lambing. Gerald Brown and his son, Mathew, lamb 340 ewes, sponging 100 ewes to lamb at the end of January to capitalise on the early lamb market. The remainder lamb from early March. They were keen to improve ewe and lamb health post-lambing and were advised to supplement the ewe diet with minerals, vitamins and trace elements. Two years ago they introduced Lifeline Lamb and Ewe two weeks prior to lambing. “We have seen a big improvement in the health of the flock overall,’’ reports Gerald. Ewes lamb easier and, as a consequence, both the ewe and lamb are healthier and stronger post-lambing. Gerald says far less intervention is now needed at lambing. “The ewes seem to be able to bring the lambs on themselves without any strain. During lambing we might pop into the house for lunch when there are no ewes lambing only to go out an hour later to find newly born lambs. The ewes rarely need assistance and because they haven’t had a big struggle to lamb they are healthier. This has a positive impact on the lamb.” Gerald adds. “If a ewe has an easy birth she will stay on her feet for longer and this makes it easier for the lambs to suck.’’ The Browns use Lifeline two weeks before lambing and during lambing. They have noticed that lambs are thriftier at birth, benefitting from Lifeline while in their mother’s womb and later through her milk. “The most important thing for us is that the lambs are lively and suckling straight away because it can be time consuming if they’re not,’’ says Gerald. The Browns farm 96 acres at Llanpumsaint, Carmarthenshire, where the land rises from 450 feet to 800 feet, and they rent a further 24 acres. They breed Whitefaced mules, sourcing ewes from Sennybridge and Llandovery markets and crossing these with Bluefaced Leicesters. This season’s crop of earlier lambing ewes scanned at 154% and the March lambers,which included 66 ewe lambs, at 174%. “We creep feed the January-born lambs to get them away early, but finish all the March-born lambs on grass.” Mathew explains. All the lambs are sold to the Dunbia abattoir at Llanybydder. Thirty-five acres of haylage is harvested as winter feed for the flock. Lifeline Lamb and Ewe has made a big difference to the management of the flock. Colostrum quality has noticeably improved and there is less need for colostrum replacer. “It is obvious when a lamb hasn’t had enough colostrum and in the past, especially at night time when we wanted to get back to bed, it would be necessary to give lambs a replacer to help them along. Since using Lifeline we have used far less,’’ says Mathew. The combination of better quality colostrum and a stronger lamb at birth have led to a sharp reduction in illness and mortality in the flock. “The lambs seem to come on in leaps and bounds, especially last year when they could go outside because the weather was good so they weren’t picking up bugs in the shed,’’ says Mathew. Lifeline’s value to the shepherd has been proven by independent trial work. For example, an SAC study has shown that feeding it pre-lambing can significantly increase immunoglobulin levels in the colostrum. Ewes fed showed a 25% increase in colostrum immunoglobulin content. Immunoglobulin content is an important measure of colostrum quality that infers passive immunity to disease in young lambs. As all shepherds know, healthier lambs have increased feed intake and growth rate, show improved early vigour and general health, thrive and are less likely to suffer from conditions such as coccidiosis, hypothermia and mis-mothering. Losses due to predators may also be reduced when lambs are livelier if born outside.

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QUALITY COLOSTRUM That’s why it’s called • Enhances colostrum lgG content by 25%* • Promotes easier lambing and vigorous healthy lambs • Supports vitamin and mineral status of ewe and lamb

No wonder it’s called LIFELINE

Patent number EP1707059B1 * SAC trial data

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LIFELINE CUTS TWIN LAMB DISEASE AND BOOSTS LAMB VIGOUR AT BIRTH Andrew Kirby cut the incidence of twin lamb disease, had a far easier lambing season and produced a crop of livelier newborn lambs after introducing Lifeline Lamb & Ewe for the first time last year. Andrew runs a 350 primarily Mule ewe flock with some Texel crosses at his 70 acre all grass Barstow Hall Farm, Ainderby Steeple near Northallerton. Around 20 Texels lamb in February with the rest of the flock following in March. “We start bringing the ewes inside in January – around six weeks before lambing – and introduce them to their feed supplement. We don’t scan the ewes and in previous years we have fed a standard energy feed bucket, but still ended up with seven or eight ewes going down with twin lamb disease,” recalls Andrew. “But last year it was much better after introducing Lifeline Lamb & Ewe for the first time. Only two or three ewes suffered with twin lamb, lambing was straight forward and there’s no doubt the lambs were much stronger and livelier at birth. We were delighted with the success of the new system and will be feeding Lifeline again this year.” Independent trial work has proven the value of Lifeline, which is the only supplement that feeds both the ewe and the new born lamb. Research has shown it is possible to achieve a 25% increase in the IgG content of ewe colostrum if you substitute a standard high energy sheep bucket with Lifeline. The immuno-protein IgG is an important measure of colostrum quality that infers passive immunity to disease in young lambs. As all shepherds know, healthier lambs have increased feed intake and growth rate, show improved early vigour and general health, thrive and are less likely to suffer from conditions such as coccidiosis, hypothermia and mis-mothering. Losses due to predators may also be reduced when lambs are livelier if born outside.

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RAM CARE

LIFELINE RAM CARE The aim of feeding LIFELINE RamCare is to produce long-lasting, hard working breeding rams with a high mating ability (1:100), which can convert grazed pasture and forages into meat, without reliance on large daily inputs of concentrates.

Why Ram Care? •

Better use of grazed grass and forages

Self-fed, ‘low intake’ licks for easier management and ensuring less work

Part of the Easicare™ system developed by SAC

Supplement rams from 10 weeks of age

Rumenco in conjunction with Dr John Vipond of SAC developed the LIFELINE RamCare self-fed supplement for meeting the following aims. • Maximise use of grazed grass and home grown forages reducing bought-in feed and labour costs • Provide supplementary feed nutrients and all essential minerals and vitamins that are often deficient in grass and forages • Totally replace concentrates for rams when grass sward height exceeds 4cm • May be used in conjunction with low levels of concentrate feed (up to 0.45kg/head/ day) to supply additional nutrients or when grazing is poor

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Essential nutritional benefits • Provides high levels of undegradable protein to balance the rumen degradable protein found in grass and forages, for improved lean growth and frame development • Contains Diamond V XPLS yeast – a natural, performance enhancing feed ingredient proven to increase lean growth by improving rumen function • The addition of fish oil rich in omega 3 fatty acids increases ram libido and sperm production and motility • Contains organic selenium for improved sperm quality • High quality, multi-source minerals to help correct potential deficiencies in grass and forages. • Rich in vitamins to supply the full recommended daily allowances • Includes Vitamin B12 for extra thrive and biotin for improved hoof integrity

Intakes Ram lambs:

30-50g/day (1 bucket per 20 head/month)

Shearlings rams:

50-80g/day (1 bucket per 12 head/month)

Offer one LIFELINE RamCare bucket (22.5kg) per 20 head or less, all year round

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RAMCARE SUPPLEMENT FROM RUMENCO Rumenco has developed a Lifeline nutritional supplement formulated specifically for working rams. Lifeline RamCare draws on the Easicare principles developed by SAC and is designed to promote healthier, better breeding stock, the company says. “The aim of Lifeline RamCare supplement is to produce longer-lasting, hard-working breeding rams with a high mating ability (1:100) that can convert grazed pasture and forages into meat, without reliance on large daily inputs of concentrates,” explains Rumenco Technical Manager David Thornton. To promote lean growth and frame development, Lifeline RamCare provides high levels of undegradable protein to balance the rumen degradable protein found in grass and forages. It also includes XPLS yeast to improve rumen function and is rich in vitamins and trace elements to balance the shortfalls inherent in forage-based diets. Additional ingredients include fish oil to boost ram libido and sperm production and motility, as well as organic selenium for improved sperm quality. “This new bespoke ram supplement now gives sheep producers the answer to effective breeding ram nutrition, and is proven to save time and labour compared with traditional feeding methods. It can also totally replace concentrates for rams when grass sward height exceeds 4cm. When grazing is poor, some concentrates (up to 0.45kg/head/day) may be necessary.” David Thornton says. Lifeline RamCare is available in 22.5kg buckets from agricultural merchant outlets. Rumenco recommends introducing the supplement from July to balance the declining nutritional value in grazed grass. Ram lambs should eat 30-50g/day and shearling rams 50-80g/day.

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PRE CALVER

LIFELINE PRE-CALVER Lifeline Pre-Calver is a unique supplement containing a blend of nutritional boosters along with a potent mineral and vitamin pack to optimise immunity in the calf and improve the calving process. •

Enhances colostrum quality (9.5% increase in IgG level measured in a suckler cow trial compared with standard dry cow buckets)

Optimises vitamin and mineral status of cow and calf

Promotes easier calving and vigorous healthy calves

Pre-Calver product range PRE-CALVER BUCKET 22.5kg & 100kg

MINERAL CRUMB

Recommended for both dairy/suckler cows and in-calf heifers. Ideal for feeding at grass, with limited grazing plus straw or for housed dry cows/ heifers on high forage diets giving the calf a head start weeks before it is born.

20kg

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Easier Calvings and Improved Calf Vitality High levels of selenium and Vitamin E are added to ensure the newborn gets the best possible start,whilst birthing problems are minimised for the mother. Cows are quick to give birth, with less incidence of retained placenta and body reserves are maximised to promote good conception in early lactation. Calves are quick to stand and show a strong desire to suckle, showing more vitality and a “will to live”.

Better Health in the Cow and Calf A complete mineral and vitamin package is included for optimum health in the cow and calf. Three sources of copper including protected copper are added to combat “lock-up” antagonists like sulphur, iron and molybdenum, to optimise calf health and promote better cow fertility in early lactation. High levels of zinc, including protected zinc, is added to support a healthier udder, skin and hoof growth.

Boosted Calf Immunity Immuno-protein production and antibody levels in the colostrum are increased by incorporating sources of beta-glucans and mannan oligosaccharides (MOS) in Lifeline. The addition of MOS also increases absorption of colostrum by the calf, therefore maximising immune status, enabling the new born to fight disease, resulting in healthier calves. This is particularly important with heifers who have poor quality colostrum.

Enhanced Colostrum Quality The combined benefits of lactose and molasses as energy sources ensure the efficient absorption of nutrients and enhanced colostrum protein levels. Lactose is proven to increase dry matter intake and stimulate rumen papillae for increased absorption of nutrients across the gut wall. Lactose is particularly efficient in producing microbial protein which has an amino acid profile similar to fish-meal and is proven to boost colostrum protein levels.

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Analysis

Bucket

Mineral Crumb

Calcium %

3.5

0.8

Phosphorus %

0.08

0.3

Magnesium %

10

10

Sodium %

6.6

4

Sugars %

25

11

Protein %

-

8

Selenium mg/kg

20

20

Cobalt mg/kg

75

75

Iodine mg/kg

500

500

Manganese mg/kg

3000

3000

Zinc mg/kg

3000

3000

Copper mg/kg

1000

1000

Vitamin A iu/kg

250,000

250,000

Vitamin D3 iu/kg

50,000

50,000

5000

5000

Vitamin E iu/kg

Feeding Pre-Calver g/h/day

Typical Intake

22.5kg

1 bucket 10-15 cows

up to 150g cow/day

100kg

1 bucket per 50 cows

up to 150g cow/day

Mineral Crumb 20kg bag Suitable for feeding 4-6 weeks pre-calving At grass: Mix with 2kg of cereal at 7.5% inclusion. If limited grazing, offer ad lib straw in addition Housed dry cows: Feed 7kg DM maximum grass silage and straw ad lib, plus 150g/day LIFELINE Mineral Crumb as a total mixed ration Top dress: On forage at 150g/head/day

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• Independently proven to enhance colostrum quality • Promotes easier births,more vigorous new-born animals, less work • Available as buckets, tubs, meal and mineral

No wonder it’s called LIFELINE

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FEEDING THE SUCKLER COW Dry suckler cows require feed for maintenance and the growth of their unborn calves, must be primed for the demands of lactation and prepared for re-breeding. Suckler cows also need time to rest and recuperate, as well as the opportunity to repair their digestive and mammary systems. The dry period affords this opportunity, but – as in the dairy sector – it is also the ideal time to address feet and mobility issues, and improve the mineral and vitamin status of these cows before the bull goes back in. For example, low levels of selenium and/or Vitamin E can lead to poor muscle tone in the cow, which means calvings will be much more difficult. A deficiency in the cow can also mean a deficiency in the newborn calf, which translates into difficulty in standing or walking due to muscle degeneration. Other signs of selenium deficiency include reduced fertility. Vitamin E deficiency is not usually a problem when dry autumn calving suckler cows are at grass in the summer, but it can be a problem over the winter in housed situations. More common in the summer at pasture is copper deficiency, another mineral linked to fertility. Pastures across the north of England are inherently low in copper, as many grass samples taken from the region show, so good copper supplementation in the run up to calving is the perfect opportunity to redress the balance and often pays dividends in terms of subsequent fertility. Calcium and magnesium, too, are important minerals for the dry suckler cow. Both these macro minerals are essential for strong muscle contractions, but there are also cautions that – if incorrectly balanced – can predispose the cow to metabolic problems like milk fever. Magnesium is a very important mineral for suckler cows and the stress of cold, wet weather or calving can easily trigger grass staggers. In many suckler herds, improved fertility is the route to better profitability. Also with mineral deficiencies at the root of many a herd’s fertility problems, improved dry cow nutrition is often the key that unlocks better performance.

QUALITY COLOSTRUM That’s why it’s called

• Enhances colostrum quality • Promotes easier calving and calf vigour • Available as a bucket and meal No wonder it’s called LIFELINE.

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LIFELINE PRE-CALVER DAIRY MINERAL Lifeline Pre-Calver Dairy Mineral is ideal for high performing dry and transition dairy cows and heifers from 4-6 weeks pre-calving.

How does Lifeline Pre-Calver Dairy Mineral work ? A unique supplement containing a range of nutritional boosters along with a low calcium, high magnesium mineral and vitamin pack to help reduce the risk of metabolic problems at calving, promote easier calvings and enhance colostrum quality.

• Easier calving & lively calves • Optimised udder health and breed back • Enhanced colostrum quality • Heightened immune function

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Nutritional Boosters MOS & BETA Glucans: increases the production of immuno-proteins and antibodies in the colostrum, whilst also improving total colostrum absorption which boosts immunity in the newborn calf. Particularly beneficial against respiratory and scour problems.

AvailaMins: supports immune function to help reduce the potential incidence of mammary infections. Improves colostrum IgG content for healthier calves and better vaccination response.

XPLS Yeast Culture: helps maintain the rumen bug population and pH during the

transition period, reducing the potential risk of digestive and metabolic upsets. Also helps to overcome negative energy balance by maintaining dry matter intakes.

Multiple Copper Sources: including protected copper help to combat “lock up� by antagonists, and helps promote better cow fertility in early lactation.

Protected Zinc: encourages healthy udder, skin and hoof growth and helps combat health problems such as mastitis.

Organic selenium and high Vitamin E: both help to optimise immune status and thrive of the new-born calf. They encourage vitality and will to live and as a result calves stand and suckle more quickly. Both selenium and vitamin E help reduce the risk of retained placenta in cows, but also supplements cow body reserves to promote good conception rates in early lactation.

Lactose: Proven to increase dry matter intakes and stimulate rumen papillae for increased absorption of nutrients across the rumen wall.

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Analysis

Mineral

Calcium %

2

Phosphorus %

6.5

Magnesium %

15

Sodium %

6.3

Biotin %

100

Phosphorus %

6.5

Selenium mg/kg

25

Cobalt mg/kg

60

Iodine mg/kg

310

Manganese mg/kg

5000

Zinc mg/kg

7500

Copper mg/kg

1500

Vitamin A iu/kg

625.00

Vitamin D3 iu/kg

12500

Vitamin E iu/kg

5000

How to feed LIFELINE Pre-Calver Dairy Mineral Recommended feeding rate: 200 grammes/head/day • Feed as part of the standard pre-calving ration either as part of a TMR or simply sprinkled over forage at the recommended feeding rate • No other minerals, trace elements or vitamins are required when this product is included as part of the ration unless specifically identified • Feed 4 weeks pre-calving

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QUALITY COLOSTRUM That’s why it’s called

LIFELINE Pre-Calver Dairy Mineral is the only mineral formulated to benefit dry and transition dairy cows, heifers and unborn calves.

The benefits: • Easier calving and livelier calves • Enhances colostrum quality • Optimises udder health, and immune function • Includes XPLS Yeast Culture and AvailaMins No wonder it’s called LIFELINE FREEPHONE 0800 833 675 www.rumenco.co.uk

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NEW DRY COW SUPPLEMENT CUTS PROBLEMS AROUND CALVING

There was a time when displaced abomasums, milk fevers and retained cleansings were an irritating issue at Jones and Timmis in Shropshire, but a change 12 months ago to the dry cow management regime has allowed milk producers Hugh and Matthew Jones to put these problems firmly behind them. Hugh and his son Matthew run 230 Holstein Friesians at Lower Grimmer Farm near Minsterley. The Jones’ have steadily expanded the herd, having merged with Penny Timmis following the death of her husband, and then purchasing another smaller herd of 50 cows. Ultimately, the plan is to move up to 300 cows. “The consolidation of three separate herds into one has been a challenge,” says Matthew. “The neighbouring herd was originally all British Friesians, so it has taken time for us to get the breeding policy on track and a management system that suits the cows. We’re great believers in adapting the management to fit the cows’ needs and milk contract requirements, but it has taken a while to get everything running smoothly.”

The Jones’ switched to a TMR system about five years ago and the all year-round calving herd now averages 8,500 litres at 4% butterfat and a steady 3.2-3.3% protein. Basal ration is a grass maize silage mix with caustic-treated wheat, molasses, soya, a purchased blend and Energizer RP10 C16 protected fat. Milk is now sold to Medina, which specialises in the liquid market concentrating on supplying small local retail outlets rather than the supermarkets. “The service has been great and we are very pleased with the contract. Milk is always collected regularly and we are paid weekly,” Hugh says. Grass is the main forage with 300 acres available for grazing and silage, plus 50 acres of maize and 50 acres of heat. Continued over page

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“Our ground is quite heavy, so we find it difficult to grow maize, but it’s undeniably a great feed for the cows so we try to grow a bit every year,” Matthew says. The farm also has around 80 acres of very steep ground, which is used to graze youngstock. Amongst the many system improvements the Jones’ have addressed over recent years is the dry cow management. “In the past, we’ve had our fair share of DAs and quite a bit of milk fever. Retained cleansings have also been an issue, so we’ve spent time refining the dry cow management and a year ago we changed the ration,” Matthew says. Cows are now dried off between 45 and 60 days before calving, tubed and then housed three weeks before they calve and fed a straw/silage based diet. But it was the introduction of a specialist precalving supplement that really made the difference. “We used to simply feed a dry cow mineral, but it didn’t seem to prevent metabolic problems like milk fevers. It wasn’t until we started using Rumenco’s Lifeline Pre-Calver Crumb in the ration that things improved significantly. Not only did we stop getting so many milk fevers, DAs and retained cleansings, calvings became much more straightforward. Calves slipped out easily in a pool of water and are definitely now standing and sucking more quickly,” Hugh says.

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XPLS YEAST

XPLS YEAST CULTURE A fully fermented yeast culture and NOT just simple live yeast cells The high levels of performance demanded of today’s livestock requires more attention to detail when it comes to management and feeding. Finely tuned feeding programmes are required and XPLS yeast culture can play a key role in maximising animal health and performance.

What is XPLS yeast culture? XPLS is a yeast culture produced from two full yeast fermentations in a controlled environment. During yeast fermentation metabolic by-products are produced, alcohol is a good example of an extracellular metabolite resulting from yeast fermentation. XPLS yeast culture is therefore not a single compound but a complex product containing the extracellular metabolites produced during fermentation, the intracellular yeast cell nutrients such as beta-glucans & mannans and the natural media used during fermentation.

How does XPLS yeast culture work? The metabolites produced during fermentation and contained within XPLS yeast culture when fed to animals stimulate the growth and activity of the beneficial bugs in the rumen and gut. This healthy balance of bacteria in the rumen helps optimise rumen function. The result is improved rumen function and healthier animals performing to their potential.

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Rumenco’s confidence in the value of XPLS yeast culture is based on extensive research carried out, not only in the UK but also worldwide. Previous research has demonstrated various benefits for all types of livestock.

Benefits of feeding XPLS Yeast Culture Transition & early lactation: XPLS yeast culture supports increased dry matter intakes during transition & the early lactation period. This helps maintain body condition along with increased milk production. Furthermore, overall cow health is maintained.

Dairy Mid to late lactation: XPLS yeast culture supports improved feed efficiency in mid to late lactation through increased milk production & decreased dry matter intake. In addition, improved rumen efficiency ensures overall cow health is maintained.

Beef

Feeding XPLS yeast culture increases the numbers of lactate utilising bacteria, this helps to keep rumen lactate levels low and thus stabilises the rumen pH. The rumen therefore functions more efficiently and the risk of problems such as acidosis are minimised. In addition, higher dry matter intakes directly results in increased net energy intake and average daily gain improvements along with higher carcass weights & killing out percentages.

Sheep & Goats

Addition of XPLS yeast culture to the diet improves diet palatability and therefore ensures higher dry matter intakes even during periods of stress. These higher dry matter intakes along with an increased availability of nutrients for absorption will potentially result in improved animal production (milk & growth).

Calf & Lamb

XPLS yeast culture increases starter diet dry matter intake and therefore promotes rumen development. As a result average daily gain is improved and overall calf & lamb health is maintained.

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XPLS YEAST

Feeding XPLS yeast culture Because XPLS yeast culture is a fully fermented product, it is very stable. It is not a live yeast product and is therefore not killed in the rumen, it can withstand high temperatures and processing such as that used in compound, mineral, block and bucket manufacture. XPLS yeast culture is entirely natural and suitable for all classes of livestock. In addition, it is flexible and suited to a wide range of feeding situations.

g/h/day

Dairy Cows

Beef Cattle

Pre-Weaned Calves

Post-Weaned Calves

Sheep

Lambs

50-60

30-40

15

30

15

7

IMPROVE LIVEWEIGHT GAINS

Get your calves off to the best possible start with just 30 g/head/d of XPLS XPLS is a unique, fully fermented yeast culture. It's an easy, safe and economical way of maximising nutritional efficiency. The result? A stabilised rumen pH with less acidosis, Higher dry matter intakes, Improved daily liveweight gains.

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XPLS YEAST

XPLS YEAST CULTURE IMPROVES DAILY LIVE-WEIGHT GAIN AND CARCASE DAILY GAINS OF INTENSIVELY FINISHED BULLS FED AD LIB CEREALS RIGHT THROUGH TO SLAUGHTER Research was conducted by Harper Adams University College to determine the effect of XPLS yeast culture supplementation on health and performance of intensively finished bulls. Research summary • 36 dairy-bred bulls approximately 7-months old (320-kg live-weight) were split into 2 groups of 18 and assigned to 1 of 2 treatment groups; »» Control group offered a standard 14% protein barley beef ration »» Treatment group offered the same mix as the control animals with 0.4% XPLS yeast culture added • All cattle were housed in straw-bedded yards with free access to straw from free racks

Results • The XPLS fed bulls recorded significantly higher daily liveweight gain compared to the control group due to an increased feed intake • However, the XPLS fed bulls were slaughtered 6 days sooner than the control animals (Table 1) • Based on the costs prevailing at the time of the study, the highest margin over feed was recorded with the XPLS fed bulls, which was increased by £12. If other costs such as machinery, water and electricity are costed in at 15p a day this is worth an additional £0.90 per bull, resulting in an overall 4.2% margin increase of £13 per bull Table 1: Animal performance (bulls @ 320-kg start weight)

Control(kg/bull)

XPLS(kg/bull)

Significance

Slaughter Weight

570

581

None

Days to slaughter

204

198

None

DLWG

1.23

1.32

Significant difference

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XPLS YEAST

DIAMOND V XPLS YEAST CULTURE IMPROVES GAIN & STARTER INTAKE OF ARTIFICIALLY REARED DAIRY-BRED BULL CALVES Research was conducted by Harper Adams University College to determine the effect of feeding XPLS yeast culture supplements in milk and starter concentrates on the health and performance of artificially reared dairy-bred bull calves. RESEARCH SUMMARY • 48 Holstein & Continental cross Holstein bull calves were individually housed and assigned to 1 of 2 treatment groups; »»

Control (no supplementary yeast product)

»»

XPLS yeast culture (added to milk replacer at 15 g/h/d until day 28, reduced to 10 g/h/d until 3 days prior to weaning when XPLS yeast culture was reduced to 5 g/h/d. XPLS yeast culture was also included in the early weaning concentrate at 15 kg/t)

• All calves received a whey based milk replacer (Shine, Bonanza Calf Nutrition), mixed at 150g per 850ml water, twice a day (total 4 litres per day) via buckets from day 5 until 2 days prior to weaning. At this point milk replacer was reduced to 2 litres in one feed • Calves had free access to water and early weaning concentrates from 8 days old • After weaning (46 days) calves were group penned according to treatment (control & XPLS yeast culture) until 12-weeks

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XPLS YEAST

Results Feed Intakes (kg) Milk Replacer

Control

XPLS Yeast Culture

24

24

Conc: Start - weaning

33.8a

38.2b

Cons: Wean - 12 weeks

114.2

117.7

148

156.48

Concs: Total

a,b within a row, means without a common superscript differ (P<0.05) Figure 1. Feeding XPLS yeast culture increased concentrate intake by 4.4kg to weaning and overall by 8.48kg to 12 weeks

Figure 2. Calves fed XPLS yeast culture rewarded higher daily liveweight gains from start to weaning.

â&#x20AC;˘ Rumen girth, an indication of rumen development, was greater for calves supplemented with XPLS yeast culture, it would be assumed this was due to the increased concentrate intake with XPLS supplementation

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RUMEN BALANCE

RUMEN BALANCE High starch diets and higher dry matter intakes often associated with high yielding dairy cows will alter the volatile fatty acid levels and in particular increase lactate levels in the rumen. This results in lower ruminal pH (acidosis) and reduced activity of rumen bugs, which can affect feed intake and feed utilisation, thus reducing animal performance. The higher performance demanded from today’s dairy cows means the incidence of subacute ruminal acidosis is becoming increasingly common.

What is Rumen Balance? Rumen Balance is a complimentary feed for addition to high yielding dairy diets to help prevent rumen health problems, such as acidosis. The blend contains a variety of buffering agents, which ensures an improved absorption of excess acid over a wider period of time compared to single buffers alone. These buffers include: • Acid Buf, derived from marine algae, Acid Buf has a large surface area, providing a higher acid absorbing capacity. Furthermore, there is plenty of research work to support the benefits of adding Acid Buf to high-starch diets. • Sodium bicarbonate and magnesium oxide, both regulate rumen fermentation and increase rumen pH. • XPLS yeast culture, promotes improved rumen fermentation and increases the lactate utilising bugs resulting in amore stable rumen pH and therefore tackling the cause of excess acid in the diet. Furthermore, XPLS yeast culture also helps to improve feed efficiency and animal production, including milk yields and live-weight gains. • Vitamin B12, compensates for the loss of B vitamins often associated with high concentrate diets.

Feeding Guidelines Rumen Balance should be fed at 100g/h/d. Suitable for addition to dairy diets.

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MYCOBIND

MYCOBIND A complimentary, multifunctional feed blend and mycotoxin inactivator for supporting the immune system & maintaining animal production.

Mycobind contains: • A concentrated version of Inactivayte – a multi-functional mycotoxin inactivator with a broad spectrum of activity. • XPLS yeast culture – A fully fermented yeast culture, XPLS contains high quantities of beneficial nutritional metabolites that deliver nutritional value to the animal. XPLS helps promote a healthy balance of bacteria in the rumen and optimise rumen function. This improved rumen function translates into healthier animals performing to their potential. Furthermore, previous research has shown that the bioactive compounds within XPLS yeast culture will improve the antioxidant capacity of cells, activate immune cells therefore allowing the immune system to respond quickly and efficiently to a challenge, minimising the impact on animal production.

Feeding Mycobind Recommended feeding rate is 50g/h/d (A lower feeding rate of 35g/h/d may be suitable in a maintenance situation).

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INACTIVAYTE

INACTIVAYTE A highly effective mycotoxin inactivator for optimum protection • Effective against a broad range of mycotoxins and other naturally occurring toxicants • Supports animal health • Increases animal performance

The problem • Mycotoxins are naturally occurring toxic substances produced by fungi (Aspergillus, Penicillium & Fusarium) in the field, during handling or storage • Mycotoxins can be found in feeds, forages & cereals • Mycotoxins are a hidden threat that can cause health & performance problems

The symptoms • Symptoms of mycotoxin contamination may be vague and are easily confused with other conditions but the overall result is reduced performance, reproduction and a greater susceptibility to infectious diseases. Therefore, it is crucial to protect animals from the negative effects caused by mycotoxins

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INACTIVAYTE

The solution: Detoxify & Support Inactivayte is a complete solution to inactivate mycotoxins and minimise the negative effects of mycotoxins in all animals, containing components to detoxify and eliminate toxins and provide support to affected organs and functions; 1. Detoxify: Absorption by modified, high adsorbent minerals. Inactivayte contains an improved clay mineral formula with increased adhesion surface, stronger static adhesion and better prevention of loss of minerals & vitamins. 2. Detoxify: Enhanced biotransformation of the chemical structures of mycotoxins helps enable elimination. 3. Support: Inclusion of specific, selected botanicals known to prevent organ damage provides organ support. 4. Support: Inclusion of immune modulators helps reduce immunosuppression and optimise the immune response. 5. Support: Inclusion of antioxidant substances helps prevent oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Inactivayte offers a powerful tool to help combat harmful mycotoxins and optimise animal production.

Feeding Inactivayte â&#x20AC;˘ 50 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 60g/h/d Up to 100g/h/d for problem situations

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FARM BULK LIQUIDS

FARM BULK LIQUIDS Rumenco offer a full range of farm bulk liquids delivered throughout the UK. Please contact us with your requirements and your enquiry will be dealt with swiftly.

Farm Bulk Liquids Range

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TECPRO MAIZE 45

A high protein liquid feed formulated from pure cane molasses and bonded urea. Use as a major dietary protein source to balance maize and whole crop silages as well as other low protein forages and feeds.

TECPRO MAIZE 65

A high protein liquid feed formulated from pure cane molasses and bonded urea. Use as a major dietary protein source to balance maize and whole crop silages as well as other low protein forages and feeds.

TECMOL TRADITIONAL

A viscous, sweet liquid from the extraction of sugar from sugar cane. Very high sucrose content which makes it ideal for use in all dairy, beef and sheep rations.

TECMOL PREMIUM

A blend of sugar cane molasses and condensed molasses solubles (CMS). CMS is a high protein co product from the fermentation of molasses. Therefore, tecmol premium contains both high sugar content and a reasonable protein level equivalent to cereal. This can make balancing the total ration easier compared with using cane molasses.

TECMOL HI FLOW

A sweet liquid derived from the extraction of sugar from sugar cane. Very high sucrose content which makes it ideal for use in all dairy, beef and sheep rations. Tecmol hi flow is standardised to 71.5% DM at source. This is slightly lower than standard cane molasses, but gives much better handling characteristics at low temperatures.

TECMOL SYRUP

A blend of sugar cane molasses, Scottish distillery syrup and condensed molasses solubles. Combines the energy and protein of the distillery syrups with the high dry matter and sucrose content of the molasses to give a high specification and versatile liquid.

TECMOL PLUS

A highly palatable blend of sugar cane molasses and condensed molasses solubles suitable for a wide variety of feeding scenarios.

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FARM BULK LIQUIDS

71.5

Sugars %

65

65

60

70

66

66

64

62

59.5

56

51

46

50

55

58

62

54

Tecmol Syrup

60

Techimol

62.5

Tecflow

67

Tecmol Plus

70

Tecmol Special

Tecpromaize 20

71

Tecpromaize 28

Tecmol Premium

74

Tecpromaize 40

Tecmol Hiflow

Dry Matter %

Tecpromaize 45

Tecmol Traditional

Typical Analysis (on a dry matter basis)

Protein %

5.4

5.4

7

8

9.5

9.5

11.5

12.5

46

40

28

20

ME MJ/kg DM

12.7

12.7

13

12.5

12.2

12.2

12

12.5

11.2

12

12

12

Please note that the above specifications are a guide only and are provided as a guide only and are provided as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;typicalâ&#x20AC;? analysis. Raw materials used in liquid manufacture may be co-products, and as such are subject to potential variation. Therefore the values shown are not a guarantee of actual analysis which will be provided on the product label/delivery documentation at time of delivery Where products are being offered on a free access basis please ensure that they are administered using the appropriate feeding equipment such as ball or lick wheel feeders as means of helping to control product intakes. Further details on the feeding equipment range can be obtained from your local stockist or from the Rumenco Customer Services Department on the Freephone number provided.

Feeding Guidelines Dairy/Suckler/ cows kg/h/d

Beef / Dairy Heifers kg/h/d

Ewes kg/h/d

Tecpro maize 45

1 to 2.5

0.5 to 1.5

0.1 to 0.15

Tecpro maize 65

0.5 to 1.25

0.25 to 1

0.05 to 0.08

Tecmol traditional

1 to 3

1 to 2

0.2 to 0.5

Tecmol premium

1 to 3

1 to 2

0.2 to 0.5

Tecmol hi flow

1 to 3

1 to 2

0.2 to 0.5

Tecmol syrup

1 to 4

1 to 3

0.2 to 0.5

Tecmol plus

1 to 2.5

1 to 2

0.2 to 0.5

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HOME MIX SUPPLEMENTS

HOME MIX SUPPLEMENTS PROMOL & MOLASSINE: A range of specifically formulated, high quality balancers for beef, dairy and sheep fed on a wide variety of feedstuffs. Simple and versatile to use, all home mix supplements are packed in 25kg sacks for easy, accurate mixing - just add cereals

PROMOL & MOLASSINE product range MOLASSINE COMPLETE 25KG

PROMOL BEEF & PROMOL BEEF 80 25KG

PROMOL BEEF + XPCLS 25KG

PROMOL ALL STOCK 25KG

PROMOL NATURAL 25KG

PROMOL DAIRY 25KG

• A heavily molassed complementary feeding stuff suitable for supplementing the rations of all livestock • High molasses content helps improve ration palatability, suppress dust and prevents small particle separation. Non mineralised enables flexibility on farm

• High protein, urea based molassed concentrates. Suitable for adding to cereal mixtures and low protein forage based diets, Promol Beef and Beef 80 are the ideal supplement for cereal fed cattle • Provides energy whilst also laying dust and preventing de-mixing. They also increase palatability and encourage optimum feed intake. Both contain minerals & vitamins ensuring no need for extra supplementation For cattle use only

• As Promol Beef with the addition of Diamond V XPCLS yeast culture. XPCLS Yeast Culture is a fully fermented yeast culture containing metabolites. These metabolites are a rich nutrient source for rumen bacteria, encouraging better feed utilisation and increased liveweight gain

• A high protein, molassed meal containing a mixture of natural and urea protein suitable for adding to cereals and low protein forages for all stock over 3 months of age. Helps lay dust and prevent ration de-mixing whilst improving ration palatability • Contains minerals and vitamins including protected zinc, ensuring no need for extra supplementation

• A high protein, completely natural supplement designed to provide the required levels of digestible undegradable proteins for the ruminant animal • Ideal for supplementing cereal based diets and low protein forages, the high levels of digestible undegradable protein and essential amino acids is ideal for stimulating milk production or lean frame development, Non mineralised and ideal for young calves & lambs under 12 weeks of age

• Promol Dairy is an all natural protein blend containing a high level of digestible undegradable protein (DUP) along with essential amino acids. Protected methionine and lysine, along with the high DUP value of Promol Dairy can help decrease the overall crude protein level of the diet without reducing animal performance • Non mineralised enables flexibility on farm

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Beef

Beef 80

Beef +XPCLS

All Stock

Natural

Molassine

Dairy

Analysis:

Protein

%

40.0

80.0

40.0

45.0

42.0

7.0

42.0

Urea

%

12.2

26.5

12.0

10.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

XP Yeast Culture

g/kg

-

-

yes

-

-

-

-

DUP (Total Protein)

%

-

-

-

-

75.0

-

82.0

Methionine

%

-

-

-

-

-

-

1.10

Lysine

%

-

-

-

-

-

-

3.10

Feeding Guidelines Mixing Guidelines

Beef & Beef XPCLS

Beef 80

All Stock

Natural

Cattle Only

Cattle Only

Sheep & Cattle

Sheep & Cattle

Protein Source

Urea

Urea

Natural + Urea

Natural

Cereal

%

90.0

87.5

85.0

95.0

92.5

90.0

90.0

85.0

80.0

90.0

85.0

80.0

Promol

%

10.0

12.5

15.0

5.0

7.5

10.0

10.0

15.0

20.0

10.0

15.0

20.0

4

5

6

2

3

4

4

6

8

4

6

8

14

14.6

15.4

15

17.0

18.0

15.0

16

18

14.6

16.0

17.5

Bags per tonne Ration Protein

%

Assumes cereal at 11% protein

PROMOL Dairy: 0.5 – 1kg/head/day • Free flowing palatable meal • Ideal for calf/lamb mixes through to 12-14 weeks of age • Suitable for dairy, beef & sheep • Can be mixed or top-dressed

MOLASSINE Complete: • Suitable for feeding directly or adding to home mixes • Normal inclusion rate: 5 – 10 % (2 to 4 bags/tonne)

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FLEXIBULK

FLEXIBULK LIQUID FEEDS A NEW range of liquid feeds available in 1000 litre containers formulated to cover a wide range of needs on farm.

Energy and protein liquids To complement and improve the ration, these liquids offer a range of benefits to the livestock farmer: • An energy boost to stock in the form of readily available ‘sugar’ • Increased forage utilisation – improved forage digestion, making the most of grass and forage • Increased feed intake – promotes feed intakes and improved performance • Increased ration palatability – suppresses dust, binds homemix diets, masks less palatable feeds, ensuring all the diet is eaten • Improved rumen function – molasses ‘sugar’ stimulates rumen bugs ensuring feed is digested effectively • Contains added trace elements and vitamins

Magnesium products Help reduce the risk of grass staggers (hypomagnesaemia). Available in two forms: • Molasses based magnesium rich liquid, for free-access supplementation • Soluble magnesium for adding to drinking water Both forms are equally effective in providing supplementary magnesium.

Tecmol Mag Pal *

60

-

69

70

11.5

-

-

10.5

%

35

40

40

40

50

-

38

53

Protein**

%

20

12

20

16

18

-

-

46

Magnesium

%

-

-

-

-

-

5

4

771

782

769

768

764

833

740

ME** Sugars**

Litres/Tonne

Tecmol Suckler Sen+copper

Rumag Aqua*

60 10.5

MJ/kg

Tecmol BB

60 11.0

%

Tecmol Energy

55 10.2

DM

Tecmol MM

60 10.0

Tecmol FF

Tecmol SK

Analysis:

743

* Magnesium products should only be fed to ewes post lambing ** Dry Matter Values

Please note that the above specifications are a guide only and are provided as a “typical” analysis. Raw materials used in liquid manufacture may be co-products, and as such are subject to potential variation. Therefore the values shown are not a guarantee of actual analysis which will be provided on the product label/delivery documentation at time of delivery Where products are being offered on a free access basis please ensure that they are administered using the appropriate feeding equipment such as ball or lick wheel feeders as means of helping to control product intakes. Further details on the feeding equipment range can be obtained from your local stockist or from the Rumenco Customer Services Department on the Freephone number provided.

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Flexibulk Product Range

TECMOL FORAGE FRIEND

TECMOL MIXER MATE

TECMOL ENERGY

TECMOL BEEF BUDDY (with added copper)

• A high protein supplement containing our unique bonded ‘slow-safe release’ urea for use in rations containing maize silage, fermented whole-crop, hay and straw, or with roughage • Provides a concentrated level of effective rumen degradable protein to improve utilisation of forage and roughage • Add to rations at up to 2 litres per cow per day or 1 litre per 10 ewes per day. (It is recommended that this product is not fed free access to sheep). Introduce gradually into the ration • Natural protein liquid, which combines effective rumen degradable protein with sugar energy for improved rumen function and diet utilisation • Use with poor quality grass silage and in home mixes to aid palatability and eliminate dust • Offer free access or add to a home mix at up to 40 litres/tonne • A high-energy liquid based on molasses, syrups and natural protein for use with all types of forage when extra energy is required • Can be offered free-access or added to rations at up to 2 litres per cow per day or 2.5 litres per 10 ewes per day • A combination of molasses, natural protein, urea and bonded ‘slowsafe release’ urea for free-access supplementation at grass and with silage; or for addition to home-mixed rations for cattle only (contains 125mg/kg copper) • For cattle where extra protein as well as energy is required • Use at up to 2 litres per cow per day or 1 litre/day for youngstock • Recommended addition rate to home mixes is 40 litres per tonne • DO NOT FEED TO SHEEP

TECMOL SHEEP KEEPER

RUMAG AQUA (Drinking Partner)

• A combination of molasses, natural protein and urea protein for freeaccess feeding or for adding to a home mix or top dressing on forage • Use at up to 0.3 litre/ewe/day pre-lambing or at tupping, not recommended for lambs less than 10 weeks of age • Fast-acting, soluble magnesium supplement for addition to drinking water to help prevent grass staggers (hypomagnesaemia) • Use from 2 weeks pre-turnout for 6-8 weeks at 0.33 litre per cow per day for best results. Also suitable for lactating ewes at 0.5 litre per 10 ewes* per day • Highly palatable molasses based liquid with added soluble magnesium to help prevent grass staggers (hypomagnesaemia)

TECMOL MAG PAL

TECMOL SUCKLER SENSATION (with added copper)

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• Can be offered free access from ball/wheel lick feeders or poured onto daily ration at the rate of 0.5 litre per cow per day or 0.66 litre per 10 ewes* per day • A high protein supplement based on our unique bonded ‘slow-safe release’ urea • For use in rations containing maize silage, fermented whole-crop, hay and straw • Provides a concentrated level of effective rumen degradable protein to improve utilisation of forage and roughage • Add to rations at up to 2 litres per cow per day. Introduce gradually into the ration

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RUMINS

RUMINS

Quality mineral supplements for dairy cows, beef cattle and sheep.

• A dedicated range of mineral and vitamin supplements to meet a wide range of farm requirements • Formulated to meet the latest published nutritional requirements • Minerals are waterproofed and contain specialist flavours to enhance palatability • Dust free • Cost effective • Manufactured to strict quality control standards • Consistent analysis and performance • Only the highest quality bio-available ingredients are used to ensure optimum utilisation by the animal

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Phosphorous%

Magnesium %

Sodium %

Selenium mg/kg

Cobalt mg/kg

Iodine mg/kg

Manganese mg/kg

Zinc mg/kg

Copper mg/kg

Vitamin A iu/kg

Vitamin D3 iu/kg

Cattle GP

24

2

5

8

30

90

400

3000

4000

1500

400k

80k

1000

Cattle High Mag

13

2

20

8

30

90

400

3000

4000

1500

300k

60k

250

Dairy

20

4

5

9

35

90

400

5000

6000

2500

500k

100k

1000

Sheep GP

22

2.5

5

10

30

90

400

5000

6000

0

400k

80k

1500

Vitamin E iu/kg

Calcium %

Analysis

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RUMINS

Rumins product range Cattle GP

Fully balanced with minerals and vitamins for grazing cattle, young stock and housed cattle

Cattle High Mag

To be fed during spring and through autumn to help prevent grass staggers. 150g provides the recommended 30g of magnesium/ head/day

Dairy

High level of phosphorus balanced with all essential minerals and vitamins required for high performing dairy herds

Sheep

A mineral for all types of sheep to maintain good flock health and productivity especially around tupping and pre-lambing time. Not suitable for fattening lambs

Feeding Guidelines Dairy Cows

100-150g/head/day

Suckler Cows

100-125g/head/day

Beef Cattle

50-100g/head/day

Young Stock

50-100g/head/day

Sheep

15-30g/head/day

• Do not exceed recommended levels • Adjust levels to allow for other sources of minerals in the diet

• Place in self draining containers away from water troughs • It is important to ensure enough feeding points: • 1 per 25 cattle or 1 per 50 sheep • Suitable for top dressing on forage • Typical inclusion level 1/2 - 1 bag per tonne of home mix. (depending on final feeding rate) • Do not exceed recommended feeding rates • Packaged in 25kg weatherproof bags

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FEEDING EQUIPMENT

FEEDING EQUIPMENT

Rumenco supply a variety of feeders for use with your blocks, buckets and liquids.

Rumenco Feeders Table Feeder

• Keeps forage supplements well out of reach of badgers (1 metre above ground) • Can be used with blocks, buckets and tubs • Can be used for cattle in mixed grazing as sheep are unable to reach • Made of durable recycled plastic & is filled with water to prevent it from being knocked over • Mechanical handle only when full • Allow 1 feeder per 15-20 cattle • Height:110cm,Width: 260cm (measurements are approximate)

Rumevite Container

• Use at grass with cattle and sheep • Site over the total grazing area in order to avoid poaching the ground • Can be secured to a vehicle as a block carrier and towed for easier movement • Self draining to help keep blocks dry • Allow 1 feeder per 15 cattle or 35 sheep

Spike Feeder

• Ideal for ewes and lambs at grass and on root/forage crops • Keeps blocks clean and dry and controls consumption • Allow one feeder per 35 sheep

Wall/Gate Feeder

• For feeding Rumevite to housed cattle and sheep • Fix to the barrier or gate at head height for cattle and sheep • Keeps blocks clean and dry and controls consumption • Allow 1 feeder per 15 cattle or 35 sheep

Liquid Feeder

• Allows free-access feeding with controlled consumption • Capacity 40 litres • Easy top filling for all types of liquid feeds • Allow 1 feeder per 15 cattle or 35 sheep

Gate Mounted Bucket Feeder

• Specially designed to only take Rumenco round, 22 litre buckets, such as SUPAlyx, Lifeline and Beetlic, plus own label products in the same sized containers • Presents the bucket at a sloping angle and is recommended to be positioned at head height • Where bovine TB is an issue DEFRA recommends feeds should be at least 1 metre above ground level • It should be securely fixed to a horizontal rail with the U bolts provided at one feeder per 30-35 sheep or 10-15 cattle

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Rumenco Ltd Head Office:

Stretton House, Derby Road, Burton On Trent, Staffordshire DE13 0DW Tel: Fax: Email:

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