Rations

  • Avoca Breeder Plus 14%  .95 UFL 14%  Protein
  • Avoca Dairy Munch 16% .94 UFL 16% Protein
  • Avoca Heifer Gold 17% .96 UFL 17% Protein

Get the most out of your herd by achieving those target weights for age with our specially formulated heifer rearing ration. This tasty ration is blended with the finest nutrient sources such as flake maize making it high in energy, allowing your animal to thrive consistently and maintain daily live-weight gains. It also contains all essential minerals and vitamins to ensure the full growth potential of these heifers are realized.

  • Avoca Hi-Energy Dairy 18% .95 UFL 18% Protein
  • Avoca Pro Dairy 18% .96 UFL 18% Protein

Gardiners – Bretts Dairy Nut Range

PIP Spring/ Summer Dairy Range

Performance Improvement Pack (PIP)

What is PIP?

Bretts Feed Specialists have worked closely with nutrition experts to develop a potent  complex of nutrients in an excusive Performance Improvement Pack (PIP).

The success of PIP is evident on farm with farmers reporting improved cow performance in the immediate post calving period. In many herds sufficient energy is supplied in the total diet and what limits performance is how much energy is utilized by the cow. PIP works to enhance overall feed efficiency in the cow.

What will PIP do for your cows?

  • Stabilise rumen environment and minimise risk of rumen acidosis.
  • Maintain good liver function in early lactation preventing ketosis.
  • Boost immunity to help cows fight infections E.g. mastitis, leading to healthier cows.
  • Build up hardness and health of hoof reducing lameness.
  • Produce more milk per kilo of feed consumed.
  • Increase total protein and fat yield.
  • Provide protected minerals to cows throughout lactation and breeding.

Maxi Breeder Cubes

Maxi Breeder is the most popular feed used in early spring as a transition from indoor feeding to full time grazing in the lead up to breeding.

  • Maxi Breeder allows flexible feeding level. The minimum amount that can be fed to provide the recommended 57 grams (2oz) calcined magnesite as an aid to the prevention of grass tetany, is 3kgs/cow/day (6.5lbs). However, this feed can be increased to 7kgs and allows feeding rates to change inaccordance with drastic changes in weather and grazing conditions.
  • It contains high inclusion of maize, barley and soya hulls. The energy in this feed comes from a combination of starch (maize and barley) and digestible fibre (soya hulls). Soya Hulls are the best source of high energy and high digestible fibre.
  • It has a protein content of 14%. The reduction in protein helps prevent the cow from ‘milking off her back’ hence helping partition more energy towards cow body condition. This is essential for cows in the lead up to breeding.

Our PIP Mineral Package contains Crina Ruminant. Grazing after adding Crina Ruminants provide:

  • More stable rumen pH
  • Increased rumen performance by limiting ammonia producing microbes
  • Reduced ammonia overflow increasing energy efficiency
  • More efficient use of the nitrogen in grass for milk production, lowers milk urea nitrogen
  • Greater supply of propionate means more glucose to drive milk production
  • More milk from forage and improved margins

Spring/ Summer Dairy Range

Ultra Dairy Cubes

Ultra Dairy is a very high energy 16% protein feed designed for cows that are in the transition from indoor diets to full time grazing.

  • These dairy cubes contain maize and native cereals, contributing to good starch values and is balanced for fibre with the inclusion of soya hulls
  • This feed will help minimise excessive body weight loss for cows in early lactation
  • Carefully formulated to offer a flexible feeding rate depending on grass availability and spring weather conditions
  • Contains 57 grams (2 oz) of Calcined Magnesite in a feed rate of 3.6kgs (8lbs) as an aid in the prevention of grass tetany

Graze Max Cubes

Graze Max is a 13% protein high energy cube made up of wholesome ingredients with a low feeding rate to provide cover for grass tetany.

  • Contains wholesome ingredients of native barley, soya hulls and a protein source from distiller grains
  • Vitamins and trace minerals are set at a high level to ensure that cows receive adequate levels in a low feeding rate
  • Graze Max contains Cuprex, a unique product that offers a source of protected copper. Where copper deficiency is a problem on farm this feed is ideal for feeding to cows in mid lactation to maintain pregnancy
  • Contains 57grams (2oz) of Calcined Magnesite in a feed rate of 1.75kgs (4lbs) as an aid in the prevention of grass tetany

PIP Winter Dairy Cube Range

Milk Well

Milk Well is a brand name renowned for consistent performance.

  • This popular 18% dairy cube is formulated to meet the requirements of high yielding dairy herds making it suitable for winter milk herds
  • The inclusion of high levels of native cereals and quality protein sources ensure that this flagship product performs

Winter Dairy Cube Range

Milk Max

Milk Max is a 19% dairy cube formulated with high inclusions of maize to help prevent excessive bodyweight loss in early lactation.

  • The inclusion of a unique blend of rumen buffers leads to a stable and productive rumen environment, reducing the risk of acidosis and associated lameness
  • This high energy diet makes it a perfect complement to grass silage diets

Milk Plus

Milk Plus is a market leading 18% protein dairy cube.

  • Good energy source, suitable for medium to high yielding herds
  • Contains native cereals

Ultra Dairy

Ultra Dairy is a very high energy 16% protein feed designed for cows that are in the transition from indoor diets to full time grazing.

  • Contains maize and native cereals, contributing to good starch values and is balanced for fibre with the inclusion of soya hulls
  • This feed will help minimise excessive body weight loss for cows in early lactation
  • Carefully formulated to offer a flexible feeding rate depending on grass availability and spring weather conditions