Excellent Long Term Prospects for Irish Lamb Producers

Ryan's Texel flock

Excellent Long Term Prospects for Irish Lamb Producers

-However Trace Element Deficiencies Can Be a Major Problem

Animax is a world class innovator in the animal supplementation sector, with a reputation for manufacturing ground-breaking products. Their nutritional and medicinal products can maximise performance. They are best known for their Tracesure range of unique leaching boluses.

Animax manufacture highly effective, all year round supplementation, so whatever the weather each animal will receive the correct balance of trace elements for their weight and for optimum results.

Animax have recently rebranded their popular Irish sheep bolus which has a full age spectrum covered by an expanded leaching bolus range and is colour-coded to help farmers make the correct choices.

  • Consistent release with unique leaching bolus technology
  • Accurate daily supply of correct essential trace element levels
  • Superior individual supply to other forms of trace elements

(For pre-breeding use, this packaging indicates 40kg+ liveweight, available with or without copper)

According to Flor Ryan, Animax sheep specialist & a well-known pedigree Texel breeder himself “covering even minor deficiencies of essential trace elements can improve sheep performance by eliminating their negative effects on energy metabolism, critical enzymes and hormones, and aspects of immune function.”

Now, consistently accurate daily trace element supplementation has become easier in lambs (15kg+) and adults with the next generation of trusted and unique Tracesure range of unique leaching boluses.

Each variant contains exactly the right level of supplements for the intended age group without unnecessary components such as vitamins. All options are available with or without copper.

Product names have been simplified with new colour-coded packaging to help ensure the correct sized boluses are used: Pale blue for Tracesure Lambs, a darker blue Tracesure Sheep for ewes and rams.

This distinctive livery is to help farmers observe a golden rule for high livestock productivity, according to Animax veterinarian Dr Elizabeth Berry. “Using the right product to supply the right levels of supplementation has never been more relevant than today when Irish livestock farmers are coping with all-time high prices for feed, fuel and fertiliser,” she says.

“For example, much of Irish grassland (see attached map), and therefore silage, hay and other forages too are deficient in essential trace elements. So for many farmers, there’s an opportunity to ensure an essential daily trace element supply, which is critical to ewe and lamb productivity alike.”
The consistent release, leaching technology used in Tracesure boluses was developed by and is unique to Animax. It supplies trace elements at a consistent rate, compatible with animals’ daily requirements. To minimise labour requirement, boluses can be given when sheep are already gathered for other management tasks.

From Allsure to Tracesure
Trace element boluses that Irish farmers have known and trusted for a number of years as Allsure will be known here from now on as Tracesure.
Other than new product name, the boluses are exactly the same except that the range has been expanded to cover the full age spectrum of sheep (and cattle too).

Tracesure Sheep bolus user guide
Sheep (blue packaging)
Adults: Pre-tupping & pre-lambing
Lambs: At weaning & when finishing

For further info, please visit a www.animax-vet.com

Or contact Flor Ryan, Animax sheep specialist, flor.ryan@animax-vet.com Tel: 086 811 5560.

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