Boer hou van die struktuur van die blok en sê dis n aanduiding van goeie kwaliteit
- Skape het op soja reste geloop en die boer het baie gesukkel met opblaas
- Na 2dae wat die blokke in was het die opblaas en vrektes gestop
- Skape is direk van sojas af mielies toe en hul het geen suurpens gekry nie
- Die boer het die vorige jaar 20 skape aan suurpens verloor
- Boer hou van die feit dat die skape hul nie ooreet aan die blok nie en die blok hou dus lank
- Die lammers loop nogsteeds op mielie reste en weeg oor die 30Kg en tel nogsteeds gewig op, waar in die verlede moes groei meel toegevoeg word, maar van jaar hou hy hulle op die reste, hulle sal net afgerond word in die kraal.
Lammers het vinniger kondisie opgetel en het baie vinnig herstel na die cripto sporidiem uitbraak in die lam hokkies.
Sy lam persentasie is op van 110-120% na 158-168%
- Gebruik al vir 2jaar ons Calseamag blokke
- Sy gemiddelde inname is 5.5g per skaap per dag
- Maart laas sy skape gedoseer
- Die Ooie se kondisie na speen is uitstekend
- Spuit of doseer geen meer ekstra vitamiene en minerale vir sy ooie nie en hulle is baie gesond.
- Sy lam persentasie is op van 110-120% na 158-168%
- Ooie het baie meer melk, veral die wat meerlinge het
- Geen meer blou eier probleme by ooie nie
- KI word gedoen op ooie
- Die boer het sewe drielinge gehad in die afgelope jaar, al 7 drielinge het oorleef by hulle ma’s
- Lammers kry tans net tef en kruipvoer saam die Calseamag blok en hulle kondisie lyk baie goed
- Die boer het amper geen lammers verloor deur siektes die jaar nie.
PHASE C HEREFORD BULLS, VELD SHEEP AND CATTLE, SHEEP FEEDLOT
- Been on the blocks for about a year
- Impressed with blocks
- Improved health
- Reduced diarhoea incidences
- Improved fertility
- Improved overall balance for animals
- Don’t want to struggle with mixing in mineral packs, blocks much easier to work with.
Zuikerkop boerdery – Willem Scholtz
- Trialed blocks on pregnant ewes 4 weeks prior to lambing
- Ewes were on maize stover (mielie reste) ﬁelds and received ‘landelek’
- Lost 12 sheep the previous year due to bloat (opblaas) on the stover
- Since using the blocks, lost 0 sheep to bloat
- Drastic reduction in diseases, especially foot rot and pneumonia (vrot pootjie en long ontsteking)
- With Spring faecal monsters, group on blocks only group of 3 groups that contained 0 parasites larvae
- Improved physical condition
- At least 60% reduction in abortions
- Improved udder condition on ewes and about 50% reduction in “bottle lambs” (hanslammers).
- No deaths due to bloat (opblaas)
- Improved health
- Improved condition
- No internal parasites
- Reduced external parasites
- 60% reduction in abortions
- 50% reduction in “bottle lambs” (hanslammers).
Lelievlei Boerdery – Janus van Niekerk
Farmer Ben Fouche has been using the blocks for 9 months
Replaced P12 with Calseaﬁbre+
Reduced feed cost
Cattle weigh 15-20 kg more at 18 months
Reduced tick load on cattle
Improved condition of normal veld cattle.
“Been on the blocks for about a year; Very impressed with longevity of the blocks in all weather situations which meant less wastage; Very pleased with the fact that the consumption of the production licks he was using went down considerably which again saved him ﬁnancially.” Guy Solomon
“Struggled with cervical cysts – 24 out of 40 cows had cysts – tried hormones, mineral packs, etc;
2 weeks on Calseamag+ – 0 cysts out of 40 cows
6 weeks on Calseamag+ – 2 cysts out of 40 cows
10 weeks on Calseamag+ – 1 cyst out of 40 cows
Extremely impressed with blocks” WARWICK EVANS
“Heifers used to go on heat 5-6 weeks after calving;
With blocks, heifers going on heat 3 weeks after calving”. FORT WARDEN
Sy beeste is op die Calseamag+ blok meeste van die jaar, hy gebruik Calseafibre+ op sy droeë veld.
Die boer se kalf persentasie is op van 79% na 97%
Hy gebruik die blokke al vir n jaar en n half
Die beeste het nie kondisie verloor toe hul van weiding na mielie reste toe gaan nie
Algemene gesondheid van diere is baie goed
Die kondisie van sy diere lyk ook baie goed ten spyte van die droogte tans in die gebied.
Stefan Scholtz – Clocolan
Johan Steyn has been using our Calseablocs
He is extremely happy, normally all his sheep have footrot. In August he worked with 600 of his sheep and only 2 had footrot.
Our mineral blocks
“Improved condition on Game very quickly when blocks were put out in winter. Improved condition and coats on beef cattle – very important for showing”. Veld Beef – Rebecca Mantle
“I am very happy with the blocks and my calcium shortage is gone. I place the blocks and check once a week how much is left. It is so easy with these blocks.” UITKYK DAIRY – KLAUS AKKER
“It makes my management much simpler, I changed rations a few times and was waiting for issues that I would expect but never had them. Improved coats and condition. Cattle didn’t need or want any added lime while on the block. Sorted iodine issues out.” Rolf Aadnesgaard cattle – Hannie Van Deventer
“Angus Stud breeder for 9 years; Never seen this coat condition; No longer struggling with infected hooves”. Anton Vermaak – Paardenvalley
- Originally said blocks were too labour intensive to move around
- Have now told his neighbour he must use the blocks
- Neighbour – Tiaan Terreblanche now also swears by the blocks
GREENFOUNTAIN AND ROSENDAL
- Animals never take to licks – to close to sea – spray on grazing – high salt content
- Animals are loving the Calseablocks
- Cattle faeces quality improved on blocks.
Andries Schutte, Jonkershoek melkery, van Greunen boerdery, George. “Die blokke hanteer reën baie goed en maak dus my bestuur makliker. Ons inname op 1300 beeste hier is maar 21g per kop per dag. Die Kalsium tekort het ook gestop en die hare val nie meer af van die beeste nie. Ek is baie tevrede.”
Good growth on rams and better muscle deﬁnition
“Good growth on rams
Better muscle deﬁnition, less fat
Deﬁnite visibly less acidosis with backgrounding”. Hugo Dormers – Schalk Hugo
“Unbelievable product, I see the diﬀerence in production (lamb weaning weight and ewe condition) since we started using the blocks” ELANDSKLOOF BOERDERY – CELESTE COMBRINK
“This is really a product that keeps to its advertised characteristics”. STOLZ BOERDERY – GELMA STOLZ
First time ever having twins being born from Impala and Kudu
Horns already visible on un-weaned kudu – never seen that before.
Joubert & Seuns
Calseabloc tested for palatability versus another Mineral lick block
SMALL SHEEP FEEDLOT
- Blocks doubled farmer’s proﬁt margin per animal
- Farmer very impressed
SHEEP STUD FARMER
- Always struggled with mortalities – 60% survivability
- Been on blocks through breeding season – currently 0% mortality
- Farmer extremely impressed.
Ram 17 – 095 won a ﬁrst place at the Bloemfontein Super 10 show.
- “Very visible improvement in fertility and overall lamb health with the use of these blocks“. DULLSTROOM RANCH – TOBI VAN ZYL
- “I will not go a day without these blocks.” BERG EN DAL BOERDERY – ARNO VOSLOO
- “Very happy with the low intakes on the blocks”. KLAASIE VAN RENSBURG – SHEEP
- “Busy with a trial on fertility and growth”. JANNIE SCHABORT – CATTLE
- “Good results on the blocks”. JOHAN JORDAAN
- “Blocks work very well and horses have stopped chewing the poles. Their condition has improved visibly, which makes the marketing of them easier. One block lasts 3 weeks between 10 horses.” Saruk Edurance Arabian stud Pienaar du Plessis
Mount Royal Stud – Friesian Stud
- Extremely happy with blocks
- Won Horse of the Show at Swellendam Show 2018
- Horses increased their roughage intake
- Improved coat condition
- Reduced urine smell in stables
- Recently some horses weren’t on the blocks – coat colour changed from black to brown.
Blocks deﬁnitely helped after calving dirty’s
Improved overall condition of animals
Animals maintained condition well during dry diﬃcult season.
Summerhill Stud - Chantelle
The Top Thoroughbred race horse studs in South Africa on the blocks
Improved overall condition and coats
“Always been looking for a block like this”. Klawervlei Stud – Thoroughbred Stud
“Very happy with blocks”. Highland Stud – Thoroughbred Stud
“Very happy with blocks. Lasts long”. Wilgerbosdrift Stud – Thoroughbred Stud
“Good growth in the feedlot with old cows”. LOEDIE VD WESTHUIZEN
“Solution to mineral shortages. Improved his issue with malformed legs”. ROELF PRETORIUS – SHEEP
“Switched to Calseaﬁbre+ – saves him R3000 a month. Weaned the heaviest calves in the shortest time on his farm this year”. COMMERCIAL FARMER – EASTERN FREE STATE
Very happy with intakes and blocks. Drakenstein Stud – Thoroughbred Stud
Delico Sheep Feedlot
“Very happy with blocks. The sheep are eating the feed a lot better”. SOUTKUIL BOEDERY – SHEEP FEEDLOT
“The stripes on our Livingstone eland has never been this prominent and zinc has always been a problem. The zinc in the blocks have deﬁnitely helped with the visual appearance of our game and it is very important in this industry that our game is visibly healthy.” BOTLIERSKOP PRIVATE GAME RESERVE BERTIE GILLIOMEE
“Blocks are working very well and lasts long. Our MUN levels have decreased to where we want it. Calseacalver+ has deﬁnitely helped with milk fever.” Les Hugonote – Heinrich Oosthuizen
“Massive financial saving due to a 98% reduction in pig carcasses being scrapped at abattoir due to cannibalism”. ALZU Piggery – Hein Pretorius