A high quality mineral supplement for sheep and goats.
Trace elements are required for numerous metabolic functions in all livestock with optimal production and performance requiring adequate intake of balanced trace minerals. As the trace mineral status of the animal declines from adequate to marginal, immunity and enzyme function are compromised, followed by loss of production and poor reproductive performance. Good animal health is essential if target growth rates and fertility are to be achieved. Vital Kondoo is a carefully balanced, general purpose mineral supplement for sheep and goats, intended for both milk and meat production.
Vital Kondoo supports the mineral requirements of these animals by using a careful balance of key trace minerals. Optimum levels of selenium, iodine, manganese and zinc have been included to ensure an active immune system to fight infection, good antioxidant status to protect cells against damage and a well-functioning blood clotting system that will help to limit infectious challenge. With optimal health as a priority, growth of young animals is supported through good thyroid hormone production, which encourages efficient energy utilisation and improved production of growth hormones. This favours lean tissue development and healthy bone formation. For older animals, reproductive ability is enhanced by achieving optimal levels of reproductive hormones and maintaining a healthy reproductive system.
Vital Kondoo provides an excellent supply of essential minerals and trace elements and has no added copper to help avoid copper toxicity problems in susceptible sheep breeds. Sheep are extremely susceptible to copper toxicity, much more so than cattle, which is why it is necessary to use a mineral such as Vital Kondoo that has been formulated specifically for small ruminants. Vital Kondoo should be used as follows: Sheep: 25g daily per adult sheep, 15g daily for young sheep; Goats: 35g daily per adult goat, 20g daily for young goats. Dairy Goats: 50g daily per milking goat.
Nutrition is one of the most critical elements in farming today. Farmers using improved genetics require better nutrition to achieve the full genetic potential in milk yield or growth potential.