Stock Supplements – Farmers Reveal Easy Ways

phone-consultFarming Secrets presents: ‘Fast Track Your Farming’ Series!
This is just one of the DVDs especially selected to create powerful changes for your farming. It is accompanied by a follow up Q&A discussion where Gerhard Grasser talks more about free choice stock supplements. This gives you further information that is valuable after viewing the DVD. This ‘Fast Track Your Farming’ Package also includes the added bonus of a valuable telephone consult with Hugo Disler where you will get 1 to 1 support.

About this ‘Fast Track Your Farming’ DVD:
For many years Hugo Disler has been making farmers aware of mineral stock supplementation for animals. He was an early on  advocate of the ‘Pat Coleby lick’ and was one of few retailers in the 1970’s who supplied the basic ingredients for the lick. However through experience he realised, as Pat has, that offering individual choice was the way to go. Animals instinctively know what is best for them, so why not let them choose? Free choice supplementation is, according to Hugo, the easiest, quickest and most cost effective way to maximise animal health.

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Includes a phone consult

For many years Hugo Disler has been making farmers aware of mineral stock supplementation for animals. He was an early on  advocate of the ‘Pat Coleby lick’ and was one of few retailers in the 1970’s who supplied the basic ingredients for the lick. However through experience he realised, as Pat has, that offering individual choice was the way to go. Animals instinctively know what is best for them, so why not let them choose? Free choice supplementation is, according to Hugo, the easiest, quickest and most cost effective way to maximise animal health.

The farmers featured in this “Walk the Talk” have all worked with Hugo over the years with the exception of Peter Armstrong who has worked with Gerhard Grasser. Apart from the discussion of the use of particular supplements and the results, each farmer has also been chosen to highlight the different types of feeders that they have so ingeniously designed and built.

Chapters:
1. Gerhard Grasser introduces us to an overview of the value of free choice supplementation and the use of minerals on his and his son, Jordan’s dairy farm.
2. Neil  Prentice who had been using the ‘Pat Coleby lick’ for many years with his cattle was encouraged by Hugo to offer individual choice after looking at his soil test. Neil realised that it was the quickest way to take the guesswork out of looking after the health of his cattle while also feeding the soil.
3. Andy Ibbott, a conventional dairy farmer was quick to take up the free choice system when introduced to the idea. Andy is keen to increase his herd’s health and to eliminate costly vetinary products which he was using on a repetitive basis.
4. Peter Armstrong is an experienced dairyfarmer who has been active in implementing many sustainable farming systems. Gerhard discusses with him the
various aspects of his use of mineral stock supplements.
5. Mark Boyd & Jodie Hill’s calf feeder
6. Terry & Glenn George are leading breeders of alpacas, taking out many awards for their fleeces. This is a snippet to show their innovative feeders.
7. Greg Mortlock award winning sheep farmer shows us his feeder made from old
44 gallon drums. To see more see the sheet enclosed.
8. Hugo Disler – A Postcript

Related Clips:

Cows Love Seaweed Meal!

Cows Love Seaweed Meal!

Gerhard brought some seaweed meal with him to put in the ‘salad bar’ and here’s the response!

Why use stocklick blocks?

Why use stocklick blocks?

Why doesn’t Neil use the conventional lick blocks? Has he ever used them? Yes, and listen as he explains why he stopped using them.

Additional information

Packaging

DVD Only, DVD with CD version, DVD with CD of Follow Up Interview

5 reviews for Stock Supplements – Farmers Reveal Easy Ways

  1. Arthur Bollom, Sheep Farmer, Dalton

    Both their coats are black and shiny and surprisingly although both dogs were having trouble with back leg joints especially after working sheep all day –these aches and pains didn’t seem to be affecting them anymore.

  2. GEOFF AND JOANNE DRAPER, KYNETON

    I am completely convinced of its value to the stock. Also Hugo your recipe for the fish fertiliser along with the super fine lime has worked wonders. My paddocks stayed green when my neighbours had dried off, although my pastures are now dry also. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your help. You have always treated me personally and I can only thank you for your help. You can rest assured I will promote your products to any farmer as I am totally convinced of their value to the land and stock. Keep up the great work

  3. Peter & Kim Elliott, Dairy farmers, Yarram

    We have been using kelp for 4-5 years and having very good results. The pregnancy tests on the farm in the presence of Vitec representative showed a 100% conception rate. All the calves and the cows on the farm get fed Vitec Min-Kel and they all look healthy and there are no vet problems. Calving was trouble free

  4. Ros Henning, Strathvalley Wiltshire Stud,Yackandandah

    I started my Wiltshire stud in 1994 and started using Vitec Min-Kel as a drench 3 years ago. I used it as a tonic prior to joining and prior to lambing and gave the sheep 20 mls of Vitec Min-Kel each.
    My sheep have blossomed and they even got too fat and have never looked back.
    I have a 200% lambing rate with twins and triplets and I also spray Vitec Min-Kel on the hay in drought conditions.
    For the last 2 years I have also mixed it with cider vinegar and really they can’t do any better – there is nothing to improve on and furthermore it is very economical as I don’t feed grain. At any given opportunity I give my sheep Min-Kel and can highly recommend it.

  5. Barbara Cavanagh, Blanket Flat, NSW

    Many thanks with your help and advice you gave me on my standard bred that got colic (and very bad) travel sickness earlier this year down the Snowys. The stock supplement really helped him to recover from his sickness by increasing it to double the amount. Now that he has had time out, he will be going back into work soon and is blooming in his coat and body.

    P.S. I got the Pat Colby DVD – that was great. What a great lady

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