Unitup Lamb Supplement – Fish Oil Fact Sheet
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JANUARY, 2020
“Suitable for Sheep Welfare scheme for feeding minerals to ewes post mating. ” – Dept of Ag Licence number MM483

Specifications

Protein* % 12
Oil % 8
Sugar % 26
ME mg/kg 13.5
Cobalt mg/kg 7
Zinc chelate mg/kg 100
Zinc mg/kg 500
Iodine mg/kg 50
Magnesium mg/kg 500
Selenium mg/kg 10
Vitamin E mg/kg 75
*Autumn grass tends to be high in protein and low in sugars and energy
Fish oils provide high concentrations of omega 3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. These are very long chain fatty acids essential for good health and high animal performance. The most important are alpha linolenic, eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid.

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.

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