Designed to optimise your animal’s genetic potential - Elders Rural Services

Designed to optimise your animal’s genetic potential

Alltech Lienert Australia is an animal nutrition premix and supplement manufacturing company, with over 40 years’ experience. We provide customers with innovative, high-quality products and services, from feed formulation to the development of complete nutritional programs.

We also stock a range of biosecurity products and can assist with tailoring a biosecurity program to suit your operation. Our team of qualified animal nutritionists design premixes and feed formulations tailored to meet customers’ specific requirements in a range of sectors, including livestock producers, commercial feed mills and resellers in Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and Asia. Alltech Lienert Australia is backed by our parent company Alltech, which was founded in 1980 by Dr. Pearse Lyons and today is a global leader in the animal health and nutrition industry. Alltech delivers smarter, more sustainable solutions for agriculture by developing innovative, scientific solutions for today’s biggest challenges in the animal feed industry. This ultimately results in better nutrition for consumers and a decreased environmental impact.

Blueprint® Nutrition Program

One range of solutions that we offer is the Blueprint® Nutrition Program. Available for both sheep and cattle, the products range from intensive feeding additives to paddock supplementation. The innovative range has been developed by unravelling the genetic codes of how nutrients interact within the cell of an animal. This process, known as nutrigenomics, evaluates these interactions and more easily identifies ways to optimise the overall performance and efficiency of the animal and therefore maximises profitability. Throughout the lifecycle of the animal, the Blueprint® program is designed to build on an animal’s genetic potential at each life stage.

Focussing on Feedlotting, we have the results of a recent lamb feedlot trial, with 455 X-Bred Lambs using the Alltech Lienert Blueprint® program.

It is important to note, that prior to starting any feedlot program, consistent management, high performance, genetics, environment, feed and water sources and the animal’s health status are key factors in driving successful production. At Alltech Lienert, we have experienced staff and solutions to help across all facets of the feedlot process, as well as management guides to follow.

Prior to switching to the Blueprint® program, the feedlot was using a quality diet of barley, lupins and a concentrate pellet. When the Blueprint® program was introduced, several observations were made:

  • Maximised early weight gain and rumen development
  • Optimised growth rates and adjustment to grain through the introduction period
  • Live weight gains averaged 443g/head/day for the duration of the trial (including the introduction period)
  • Feed conversion of 3.5 : 1 and weights achieved ahead of time
  • 172 lambs sold off before day 35 (as reached target live weights of 55kg)
Day 0 -12 (Introductory Period)No of headAv Weight
Gain/Day
Total WeightFeed Intake
Totals455458g18237.5kg1.3kg/hd/day
Day 13 – 21No of headAv Weight
Gain/Day
Total WeightFeed Intake
Totals451452g22,265.5kg1.55kg/hd/day
Day 22 – 35No of head
(top 172 lambs
already sold off)
Av Weight
Gain/Day
Total WeightFeed Intake
Totals279420g14,671kg1.5kg/hd/day

The key to the success of this program was the inclusion of the Blueprint® Sheep technology. The program utilises nutritional solutions from Alltech® which may aid in minimising the incidences of acidosis and optimise energy from the ration to maximise feed efficiency and average daily gain.

For more news and updates on how the Blueprint® Nutrition Program works or which product may be right for you, click here.

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