NRM Summer Dry Nuts are designed to supplement pasture, especially when mature or stressed by a lack of water. NRM feeds are part of our quality assurance programme and are quality tested to meet their stated specifications.
|Energy*||11.5 MJ ME/kg DM|
*Metabolisable Energy (ME) values are calculated by a registered laboratory from an equation and are not an actual measured value. Therefore they are only a guide for predicting the energy content of a feed.
NRM Summer Dry Nuts have been formulated primarily for a feed pinch situation when pasture supply fails to meet the requirements of animals as demonstrated in the table below, which can be used in conjunction with condition score:
Sheep: Typically fed to sheep at 250g/head/day, but can be fed at up to 500g if necessary (excluding Texel or Texel crosses which should be limited to 250g/head/day due to increased susceptibility to copper toxicity). Transition onto NRM Summer Dry Nuts by ideally starting at 50g/sheep/day for a week, before building to the desired level over the following 1 to 2 weeks.
Cattle: If cattle are not currently eating a grain-based feed, introduce at 0.5kg/ head/day and gradually increase as required typically up to 2kg/head/ day for calves and 3kg/head/day for yearlings and cows.
Deer: Feed up to 2kg/head/day to deer.
Optimum feeding rates depend on pasture availability and quality relative to the condition and performance of the class of stock being fed. Introduce at low levels and increase gradually to prevent gorging by dominant individuals. Make sure all animals have access to nuts, adequate long forage and clean drinking water. Continuing to feed NRM Summer Dry Nuts after a drought has been broken may be worthwhile to aid pasture recovery. To discuss the optimum feeding levels and diet for your flock, please call the NRM Nutrition Specialist team on 0800 800 380.
|PASTURE LENGTH (cm)||PASTURE DM (kg)||FEED INTAKE (kg/DM/day)||PRODUCTION LEVEL|
|6 weeks pre-lamb||2-3||600-800||1.3||60-80g/day|
|Ewes and lambs||4-5||1,400-1,600||1.8||180-200g/day (lambs)|
*Taken from Beef and Lamb New Zealand - pasture length is the primary way to control body condition score.
Grains, grain by-products, oilseed meals, grass seed meal, legumes, molasses, minerals, trace elements, PKE, vitamins and vegetable oil.
Please ensure product is stored in a cool, dry and vermin free environment.
Caution: Do not feed to any animal species other than those stipulated on the label.