Alpharma Animal Health introduced a convenient way to provide ionophore supplementation to pasture cattle. Called Bovatec® 2.2, the new 44-pound block contains 2.2 grams/lb. of Bovatec (lasalocid). In replacement dairy heifers developed on pasture, supplementation with an ionophore can increase growth rates, allowing heifers to cycle, calve and reach full reproductive potential earlier.
Bovatec can increase daily gains of pasture-fed cattle by as much as 0.12 to 0.18 lbs per head per day, allowing replacement heifers to cycle, calve and reach full reproductive potential earlier. The new Bovatec 2.2 block is recommended to be placed near watering or resting areas for best intake.
For assistance locating a local Bovatec 2.2 supplier, contact Alpharma at (800) 834-6470 or firstname.lastname@example.org.