Our focus revolves around optimising animal health and productivity.
From highly productive dairy herds to high performing event horses, the health and wellbeing of animals is at the centre of our product development. We aim to enhance their health and productivity by using a blend of nature and science.
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Optimate™ is a range of carefully selected minerals, trace elements, prebiotics and probiotics to help your herd to be the healthiest and highest performing that they can be. From pre-calving blends to boosting the herd for mating, there is a specialist blend to help with each stage in the dairy calendar.
Optimate™ products can be purchased from your rural retailer or stock feed merchant.
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The importance of balanced nutrition for goat does
Nutrient requirements are a key factor to reducing any issues pre and post kidding. Your goat does requirements increase dramatically the last six weeks of gestation due to increasing foetal growth, especially with older goats and multiple birth kids. The does biggest demands are energy levels and the need to mobilise calcium in her body. She also needs to be in optimal health with her trace elements to able transfer of enough nutrients for the kids to thrive after birth.
Prevention is always better than treatment. One potential issue for high producing goats can be milk fever, a condition where the blood (serum) calcium levels become too low, namely hypocalcaemia. Feeding high amounts of calcium pre kidding can set off a chain reaction, causing calcium to be deposited in the goats’ bones when her body needs to be releasing it from the bones for milk production. The best way to prevent hypocalcaemia is to lower calcium intake during the last 30 days of pregnancy and increase the magnesium. Magnesium is needed to produce hormones that are important for the absorption of calcium from the gut and the mobilisation of calcium from bones. Read more.