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Lamb weight gain doubles industry expectations

19 March 2015

Paul Parker runs a 900ha grazing property at Mount Benson SA, between Kingston and Robe.

Over a three year period Paul addressed soil health and pasture nutrition requirements and measured outcomes with weight stock weight gain and observed improved pasture palatability.

Initially with a soil conditioner and fertiliser, BioLogic Blend and the following year the pasture was spread with balanced phosphorus fertiliser, BioGraze.

In the third year Paul address his pastures specific growth requirements in the spring with a liquid fertiliser program including high analysis NutriMAX Growth to address NPK and Calcium, supported by HumiPLEX Trace to address 7 essential trace element requirements.

During the time Paul noticed his stock found the pasture palatable and in November 2013 recorded significantly higher weight gains than the industry average on his lambs. The daily weight gain recorded of 500-625gms/day on 300 lambs is significantly higher than the industry expectation of approx. 300gms/day.

Paul commented “In my experience, LawrieCo fertiliser promotes a nutrient rich highly digestible pasture, that converted to some very impressive weight gains in our lambs."

Relevant Product Links

BioMAX BioLogic Blend - Soil Conditioner and Fertiliser

BioGraze - Pasture Specific Solid Fertiliser

NutriMAX Growth - Liquid NPK + Calcium

HumiPLEX Trace - Liquid blend of 7 trace elements

 

“In my experience, LawrieCo fertiliser promotes a nutrient rich highly digestible pasture, that converted to some very impressive weight gains in our lambs.”