VitaGEST is an organic selenium with enhanced vitamin E that’s blended together in a pre-mix and included in our ewe & lamb ration and cube. Minerals play a very important role in a ewe’s diet, especially during pregnancy when their requirements actually increase for some minerals. The inclusion of enhanced vitamin E and selenium ensures:
- Increased lamb vigour
- Lambs stand and suckle earlier
- Increased vitamin E in colostrum helps increase immunity
- Lamb mortality rates decrease
- Plays a preventative role against mastitis
- Increased reproductive performance
Independent trials carried out in university college Dublin (UCD) have shown that feeding an organic selenium plays a vital role in the above mentioned characteristics. This trial also shows lamb growth rates improved by 6.5% and weighed 2 kgs heavier at 15 weeks of age.