Hydrosmart is in collaboration with highly accredited Princess Royal Station at Burra, South Australia.
Hydrosmart has provided a H80EO Hydromaster to Princess Royal Station to go on one of their Feedlots, to measure the difference on weight gain and stock health.
Specific data will be taken at different stages in a 110 day cycle, between 2 Transition Yards, one with the Hydrosmart Water Conditioner and the other as a control.
Cattle are given quality feed, through 5 separate rows, 2 weeks per row, starting with hay, then with a combination of feeds including Molasses, Canola Meal, Silage Meal and Vegetable Oil mix.
Water is a fundamental component with the feed, the cattle require much more water with their feed as they go through the yards.
We are optimistic that with Hydrosmart, the trial will show health benefits and further weight gain over the cattle in the control yards.
The Princess Royal Feedlot has establish procedures for animal nutrition.
Details below from Princess Royal Station Website.
Under the LPA QA program (Livestock Production Assurance on farm Quality Assurance), the feedlot runs under the EUCAS (European Union Cattle Accreditation Scheme). This is a national animal production scheme which allows Australia to meet the European Union (EU) beef market requirements by segregating cattle that have never been treated with hormonal growth promotants. Princess Royal Feedlot is EU accredited.
In addition, the Princess Royal Feedlot is accredited to supply European Union Grain Fed High-Quality Beef (EU GF-HQB) Eligible Livestock. This certifies that facility has the ability to produce beef that goes beyond the Aus-Meat Minimum Standards for Grain Fed Beef and the general requirements of NFAS accreditation and the EUCAS.
Princess Royal Feedlot is MSA (Meat Standards Australia) accredited. MSA is an endorsement of quality, it indicates that our products meet quality standards for tenderness, juiciness, and flavour.