At drying off, return to service, pre & post calving
5ml per 50kg
Stockline is a dual-purpose product for cattle and sheep, offering a comprehensive solution for farmers looking to optimise their livestock’s reproductive health and well-being. With enhanced absorption and retention of essential trace elements and vitamins, Stockline promotes thriving flocks and herds with improved fertility, infection resistance, and overall health.
Stockline’s innovative base product offers faster absorption of nutrients, reliable dosing measurements, and easy filling with less wastage, making it a convenient and cost-effective solution for farmers with cattle and sheep. This ensures that all livestock receive the necessary nutrients for optimal health and performance while minimising waste and reducing costs.
Stockline contains high levels of essential vitamins such as A, E, D3, and B1, which support healthy immune function, energy metabolism, and overall health in all livestock. In addition, these vitamins have been shown to improve colostrum quality autrient absorption and fight infections, leading to improved performance and profitability in cattle and sheep.
Includes Fish Oils high in Omega 3 & 6 for supporting normal brain function and joint development.
Stockline contains protected Copper, which plays a crucial role in developing healthy bones and connective tissues, supports overall reproductive health, and improves coat colour and hair quality in cattle and sheep. Additionally, Stockline contains protected Zinc, which has been shown to reduce infections, enhance fat cover, and improve hoof quality in cattle and sheep.
Stockline’s unique blend of trace elements and vitamins promotes the healthy development, growth rate, and cell replication of lambs and calves, ensuring their viability at birth and setting the stage for a thriving start in life. With Stockline, farmers can expect improved lambing and calving rates, increased survival rates, and higher farm profitability for cattle and sheep.
Suitable for all classes of livestock, mainly copper-tolerant sheep and cattle at all stages of their lifecycle
For Sheep that require Copper: Stockline is used 4-6 weeks before breeding begins and is suitable for males and females. Stockline can be used year-round at 4-6 week intervals
For Cattle: supplement Cows, Heifers and Young Stock throughout their life cycle at 4-6 week intervals.
Use our copper-free products for sheep breeds that are not copper-tolerant to prevent copper poisoning and support their optimal health.
Sheep Welfare Scheme Approved- Ireland
Understanding the nutritional needs of livestock, notably sheep and cattle, is fundamental to the pursuit of successful farming. Essential trace elements and vitamins play a pivotal role in the well-being and productivity of these animals.
In sheep farming, iodine deficiency is a common cause of abortions and infertility, leading to late abortions, stillbirth, and increased neonatal mortality (Moloney et al., 2018). Furthermore, subclinical deficiencies in trace elements and vitamins can decrease ovulation rates, lower conception rates, and increase incidences of stillborn lambs (Williams and Elliot, 2013). Evidence of these deficiencies often manifests as poor growth rates, weak lambs, non-specific ill-thrift, or reduced feed intake
The tupping season places additional demands on ewes for adequate intake of trace elements and vitamins. For example, copper plays a crucial role in the development of the foetal lamb; cobalt promotes ovum and foetal production and lamb vigour post-birth. At the same time, iodine is vital for average foetal growth and development, participating in protein production, appetite control, and adaptation to temperature changes (Moloney et al., 2018). Selenium also plays an essential role as a co-factor in synthesising thyroid hormones, the metabolism of which depends on iodine (Boland, Lonergan and O’Callaghan, 2002).
Similarly, cattle require balanced and adequate micronutrient intake for optimum health and productivity. Iodine, cobalt, and selenium are essential for synthesising thyroid hormones, with selenium being crucial for preventing muscular dystrophy in calves (Kincaid, 2000). Copper is vital for haemoglobin synthesis, connective tissue formation, and the efficient utilisation of iron in the body. Vitamin B12, synthesised by rumen microbes using dietary cobalt, plays a role in energy metabolism, with deficiencies leading to reduced weight gain and poor feed conversion in cattle (Suttle, 2010).
Inadequate folic acid can reduce growth rates and fertility issues in both ewes and cows (Lewis, 2018). Beta carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, has been associated with reproductive efficiency in cattle, with deficiencies linked to a reduced conception rate (Schweigert, 2000). Iron is essential for oxygen transportation in the body, while vitamin E is an antioxidant, protecting body tissues from oxidative damage (Suttle, 2010).
These academic findings suggest that a diet adequately supplemented with these trace elements and vitamins can significantly improve livestock’s fertility and overall health, contributing positively to their productivity and welfare.
Boland, T.M., Lonergan, P. and O’Callaghan, D., 2002. Effect of nutrition on endocrine parameters, ovarian physiology, and oocyte and embryo development. Theriogenology, 57(1), pp.169-187.
Cattell, J.H., Smith, R.F., Taylor, E.J., Dodd, F.H. and Elliot, J., 2013. Influence of mineral and vitamin supplementation of ewes before and after mating on fertility and lambing performance. Animal Reproduction Science, 137(3-4), pp.179-186.
Gordon, D., 2003. Sheep production in the tropics and sub-tropics. University of Queensland Press.
Kincaid, R.L., 2000. Assessment of trace mineral status of ruminants: A review. Journal of animal science, 77(E-Suppl), pp.E1-E10.
Lewis, G.S., 2018. Dietary Folic Acid Deficiency and Excess: Effects on Reproductive Performance of Ewes and Growth of Their Lambs. Animals, 8(11), p.207.
Macrae, A.I., Yearsley, D. and Gordon, A., 2014. Effect of pre-mating ewe nutrition on lamb output in commercial flocks in Scotland. Animal Production Science, 54(7), pp.1042-1047.
Moloney, A.P., Kent, J.E. and Dwyer, C.M., 2018. Iodine deficiency in pregnant ewes: Effects on gestation, lamb birth traits, and iodine status. Journal of animal science, 96(8), pp.3214-3224.
Schweigert, F.J., 2000. Effects of animal nutrition on reproduction. Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 35(5), pp. 231-243.
Suttle, N., 2010. Mineral nutrition of livestock. CABI.
Williams, P.D., Elliot, J., 2013. Nutrition and reproduction in farmed sheep. In Practice, 35(5), pp. 249-259.
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