ABOUT

Megastart Ewe & Lamb is an innovative feed tub designed to be fed to ewes, lambs and rams all year round. With high levels of protein and energy and a unique blend of vitamins, minerals and trace elements Megastart expertly balances forage deficiencies and supports both flock health and performance.

The high energy and protein contained within Megastart promotes optimum fertility in both the ewe and tup at tupping time, with the added trace elements encouraging enhanced ovulation. As a pre-lambing tub Megastart improves the natural defences and colostrum quality in the ewe.  Incorporating a unique, single strain yeast cell wall product rich in mannan-oligosaccharides (MOS) and beta glucans that help to inhibit pathogens binding to the gut wall which reduces disease challenge, for improved gut function and animal health. Beta glucans stimulate the immune system of the ewe enabling her to produce a richer colostrum that helps to improve lamb vitality and vigour.

RESEARCH

33% improvement in Daily Live Weight Gain

Megastart Ewe & Lamb has proven itself to be both a leading pre-lambing supplement, and an effective means of improve DLWG in lambs at grass. An independent trial conducted at Myerscough College involving 120 Texel X lambs shows lambs fed Megastart Ewe & Lamb grow faster compared to lambs fed grass alone. Growth rates of the Megastart and control groups were 160g/day vs 120g/day respectively, a 33% statistically significant improvement when Megastart is fed.

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 allowing for a reduction in feed costs and a sharper turn around on finished stock.

The conclusion of the trial states that even after the cost of the product is taken into account, a substantial increase in profit can be achieved when Megastart Ewe and Lamb is made available to lambs at grass.

Increased Colostrum Quality

A second study conducted at Myerscough College confirmed that Megastart Ewe & Lamb significantly increases colostrum quality in ewes. The trial involved 200 twin bearing ewes, being split into two separate mobs. One with and the other without access to Megastart in the 5 weeks prior to lambing.

The results showed ewes supplemented with Megastart had increased colostrum quality, measured as an increased IgG content of 95 g/l compared with 82 g/l for those ewes without access to Megastart (15.3% increase).

Anecdotal evidence also suggests that lambs were wetter and slimy at birth as they were seen to be born with greater ease. Lambs were also found to be more vigorous and lively soon after birth.

KEY FEATURES

  • Minerals, vitamins and trace elements to balance typical pasture deficiencies
  • Encourages ovulation, improving fertility
  • A high energy feed tub suitable for ewes, lambs and rams all year round.
  • Provides ewes with an excellent source of energy from sugars, starch and protected fat and high quality rumen bypass protein
  • Includes Vitamin E to improve lamb vigour and Vitamin B1 to reduce problems with CCN
  • Contains a unique MOS to activate the animal’s immune system and improve colostrum quality
  • Lactose inclusion provides a readily available carbohydrate source
  • 24 month shelf life from the date of manufacture

Typical intakes:

30g-50g head/day for ewes

10g-20g head/day for lambs

Available in 20Kg and 80Kg Tubs

SPECIFICATION

Calcium …………………..6.7 %

Magnesium ……………….1.5 %

Phosphorus ……………….0.2 %

Sodium ……………………..3 %

Manganese …………. 500 mg/kg

Zinc (total) ………….. 1,000 mg/kg

Zinc (protected)……. 250 mg/kg

Cobalt ……………….. 20 mg/kg

Iodine ……………… 50 mg/kg

Selenium ……………. 5 mg/kg

Vitamin A ……………50,000 iu/kg

Vitamin D3 …………10,000 iu/kg

Vitamin E ………….1,000 iu/kg

Vitamin B12 ………500 mcg/kg

Vitamin B1 ……… 200 mg/kg

Protein ……………..12.2 %

Oil ……………………12.2 %

ME ………………….12.4 MJ/Kg DM

MOS ………………. YES

We are here to provide you with more information, answer any questions you may have and create an effective solution for your animal supplement needs.

Carr’s Supplements NZ Ltd
515A Wairakei Road,
Burnside
Christchurch
New Zealand
8053

Email: admin@carrs-supplements.nz
Phone: +(64) 03 974 9274