The key benefits of supplementing with omega 3 oils are:
- Improved fertility by stimulation of prostaglandin suppression
- Greater resistance to disease by boosting auto immune response
The greatest benefits from supplementing with fish oils are likely to be seen with breeding stock. Both male and female animals have shown improvements in performance following supplementation.
In females, omega 3’s increase the number of follicles in the ovary resulting in more eggs being shed and improved fertilisation rate. At birth the newborn has been shown to have higher birth weight and greater disease resistance when the dam is supplemented with omega 3 oils. In male animals fish oil has been shown to increase the number and motility of sperm and increased libido without aggression.
It is always advisable to include fish oil in the diet via a supplement. Like fishmeal, fish oil is not very palatable when fed neat.
Uniblock’s source contains 100% oil extracted from mixed species of fish and is free from sediment and impurities. The daily intake of Unitup supplies the required level of omega 3. For the best results give Unitup to your breeding ewes 4 weeks prior to mating.