Are you concerned that your cattle are licking/consuming stones or briars??
PICA is a condition where cows are observed eating stones, briars, and chewing on anything they can get.
When cows are eating soil, stones, and ditches they are trying to tell us something. Again, their normal homeostasis is out, and she is trying to correct whatever deficiency is occurring.
Main causes of PICA in cattle:
- Low Sodium
- Low Phosphorus
- Low fibre
Uniblock has designed PICA-LYX with all these causative factors in mind. PICA-LYX should be fed to help prevent PICA from occurring and can also be used as a treatment once cattle are already licking stones, briars etc.
- 120 – 150g/head/day (Will feed approx. 15 cows for 10 days)
- Recommended to be placed close to a water source to encourage intakes.
- Available in 20kg bucket
Help and Advice
It is very important when managing stock to manage their minerals! Our latest grass sample report gives a good insight into what minerals are lacking and what we need to supplement our grazing livestock for optimum health & performance.
Grass samples were collected across the country week commencing 21st September. On a whole, September has been quite a good month weather wise across the country. However, with ups and downs in temperatures we are experiencing colder nights and frosty mornings going forward into October.
Grass samples were collected across the country in mid-June. During this period, we saw much more rainfall compared to the drought conditions in places during the month of May. We experienced average temperatures in the region of 12-15 °C.