wln specialists

Custom Dry Licks

 

wln specialists

delivered across central & northern QLD

wln specialists

Custom Dry Licks

Dry loose licks have become an integral part of the nutritional management of many cattle and sheep stations across central and northern QLD throughout the wet and dry seasons.

Dry Licks Manufactured by WLN are:

  1. All custom formulated to best suit the livestock nutritional requirements, country type and seasonal condition.
  2. Manufactured using High Quality raw ingredients to provide a dust free, evenly mixed, top shelf product.
  3. Available to be delivered anywhere across central & northern QLD, direct to stations or towns.

Dry Season Licks

  • Dry Season supplementation is necessary when there is a bulk of dry pasture available, but is of low protein content and livestock are unable to maintain body condition.
  • Dry Season Licks commonly contain urea which the cheapest protein source available. Although not a true protein, it provides nitrogen to stimulate microbial activity in the rumen, allowing livestock to consume and digest more dry feed.
  • It is very important to ensure the dry lick being fed out correctly suits the country type, level of livestock production and feed budget. If the dry lick is not formulated correctly for these particular things in mind, livestock may not do as well as expected and it could well be alot of money wasted.
  • All Dry Season Licks are self regulating and can be fed out in all types of troughs, open or covered, long or round. Most important aspect of feeding dry licks is to ensure there is adequate head space for the mob being fed.
  • Dry Season Licks should always be formulated to ensure a well balanced supplement.

Wet Season Licks

  • Wet Season Licks, are commonly formulated to contain high phosphorus levels and are fed to livestock in phosphorus deficient country.  
  • The most effective time for cattle and sheep to utilise phosphorus is during the wet season when pastures are green. This is the time when animals are able to effectively restore and build up their phosphorus reserves in their bones.
  • Supplementing with phosphorus is very important in both marginally deficient, deficient and acutely deficient country types to ensure good conception rates, weight gain and lactation in livestock.