Top returns from use of supplements

SUCCESS: Dennis Elphick, feeding ewes and lambs Fabstock Lactation Pasture mix this week, has had great success using the supplements.

SUCCESS: Dennis Elphick, feeding ewes and lambs Fabstock Lactation Pasture mix this week, has had great success using the supplements.

Dennis and Kay Elphick of "Jackalass", Gundagai first started using Fabstock supplements over four years ago and have not looked back since.

With the best advice and a superior product, the Elphicks have ensured they maintain healthy, productive stock that allow them to maximise profitability.

The producers first used Fabstock's Lactation Pasture and Stubble mixes and got good results.

Their supplier, Australian Farm & Fencing, advised them in 2017 to try the Super Cycle mix, which is used to increase conception rates, on their maiden merino ewes.

Fabstock is a granule supplement with all the necessary minerals and trace elements needed to support livestocks needs, providing cost effective health and production benefits all year round.

"We run a sheep and cattle grazing enterprise on about 1200 hectares close to Gundagai in the Eastern Riverina," Dennis said.

"In the past the best weaning rate we'd achieved with our maiden merinos joined to White Suffolks was 75 per cent.

"We fed it to a mob of 303 maiden ewes prior to and during joining at a total cost of $4 to $4.50 per ewe.

"We were very impressed after weaning 298 crossbred lambs (=98.3 per cent) off the 303 ewes, which was a 30 per cent increase, or 70 more lambs than our previous best result."

Dennis said there was no better way to improve a bottom line than by increasing weaning rates.

"We now feed Super Cycle to all our breeding ewes at joining, the lactation mixes prior to lambing through to weaning and the Kick Start weaner mix from point of weaning for a month," he said.

"I like the Fabstock range of supplements because they ensure my stock stay healthy, get what they need when they need it to maximise reproduction, weight gains and profitability.

"I have no hesitation in recommending Fabstock to improve gross margins without breaking the feed budget."

For more information on Fabstock products, including pricing, phone Australian Farm & Fencing on 1300 733 644 or 0408 694 154.