Blog - "Claudia Isabell Mack"

Posted by Claudia Isabell Mack on 9 May 2023
Herkouers is anatomies aangepas om veselagtige voedingstowwe te verteer om aan hul nutriënte behoeftes te voorsien. Verteringsensieme alleen kan nie sellulose verteer nie. Hierdie polysaccharide is volop in veselagtige voere. Die gebruik van ruvoere behels komplekse interaksies tussen die verteringstelsel van die herkouer, die mikro-organismes wat in simbiose saam met die herkouer leef, en die plante wat die herkouer inneem. Rumen ontwikkeling Met geboorte is die rumen steriel (Dag 0). Dus is die kalf/lam ʼn enkelmaag dier aan die begin van sy lewe totdat die rumen begin ontwikkel. Op dag 1… Read More
Posted by Claudia Isabell Mack on 22 Mar 2023
The technical team and nutritionist at Feedmaster decided a little over a year ago to improve the Equimaster horse feed range to make it the top option for Namibian horse owners and their animals. The goal is to create a very appealing feed that will satisfy even the pickiest horses while offering a full meal to supplement the roughage portion of the horse's daily nutritional requirements. This range includes a Maintenance (min 12% protein), Performance (min 14% protein) and Endurance (min 11% protein) feed. The Equimaster Maintenance and Performance feed are available in muesli and pellets… Read More
Posted by Claudia Isabell Mack on 2 Mar 2022
Supplementary feeding to cattle and sheep can increase your turnover. However, when used incorrectly advantages can be diminished. It is therefore important to make sure which type of supplementation is best suited for the current season, your particular veld and your animals. Why phosphorous/phosphate supplementation in the green season? In the summer months, also called the green season in Namibia, the most common lick used by small stock and large stock farmers is a salt and phosphate lick. Phosphate is a source of phosphorous. Research has shown that with green pastures in Namibia, the… Read More
Posted by Claudia Isabell Mack on 13 Aug 2019
The effect of tannins on the digestive system of free-range ruminants was first observed in browsers such as kudus, which died for no apparent reason. It was after some research concluded that even though there was abundant fodder available, something was limiting the digestions of the fodder. This limiting factor was found to be tannins. Tannins are phenolic compounds that form strong bonds with proteins, cellulose, starch, and minerals in several plant species which are often consumed by ruminants such as cattle, sheep, goats and also game. The physical and chemical properties of tannins… Read More