• September 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

    Spring Grazing Nutrition

    With Spring on the approach, common ailments such as laminitis will start to be a concern. Make sure you’re checking on your horse to ensure their digestive health is as positive as it possibly can be.

    Horses are constant grazers and although this is a healthy habit, there are some concerns that you need to monitor during spring, to ensure your horse is as healthy as it is happy.

     

     

     

     

    Proper horse diet

    The microbial mix and pH of the hindgut varies in response to the horses diet. Dysbiosis (imbalance) of this microbiome can result anytime fructan levels in pasture increase or when large quantities of carbohydrates are fed. In research trials, EquiShure®, a KER-exclusive time-released hindgut buffer, prevented the drastic drop in hindgut pH associated with high d-lactate production resulting from rapid starch and sugar fermentation after sudden pasture access or a large grain meal.

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     Ulcer management strategy

    Research has shown that as many as 90% of horses in training have some level of stomach damage. Neigh-Lox® contains a combination of rapidly acting antacids, capable of neutralising the amount of gastric acid typically produced over a six-hour period. Recommend Neigh-Lox as part of your customers ulcer management strategy.

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    Research-proven pellet

    You know (and recommend) Triacton as a research-proven pelleted supplement designed to bone density – but did you know it’s marine derived calcium source is also an effective gastric and hindgut buffer. Recent studies at Kentucky Equine Research, have shown that omeprazole (used in Ulcer treatment) use can reduce calcium digestibility by 20%. However, the greater digestibility of the calcium in KER BMC combined with its greater solubility at higher pH means that KER BMC is less affected by omeprazole than traditional calcium sources such as limestone.

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  • September 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

    Barastock Poultry

    September is national chook health month and thus to keep your egg-laying machines in full functioning order, you need to make sure their diets are right!

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  • September 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

    Allure of Azaleas

    When it comes to flowering shrubs, it’s difficult not to be stopped in your tracks by the ravaging beauty of an Azalea in full bloom during Spring.

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  • August 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

    EqNC Premium Horse Licks & Bites in Store!

    EqNC Premium Horse Lick and Bites, a highly mineralised supplements formulated to put the health of your horse first, is formulated specifically for Australian conditions and produced in Australia, to meet the paddocked horse’s daily needs.

    Advantages of the EqNC Premium Horse Lick Block and Bites:

    • scientifically researched formulation, specifically for horses;
    • providing a minimum of 50% of the horse’s daily mineral requirements, with the remainder
    • being obtained from the roughage provided (e.g. hay, grass);
    • high levels of vital vitamins and amino acids;
    • safe for laminitic and EMS prone horses (max of 5% molasses);
    • free of FEI restricted materials;

     

    Looking at the formulation of the block and bites, the base ingredient is a product called Dried Distillers Grain (DDG). DDG is the by-product from the distilling process in the alcohol or ethanol production.

    The wheat and barley grains are heat treated and fermented, using microbes similar to those found in the hindgut of the horse for over 30 hours. It is then re-heat treated to produce a grain-based product, which is highly palatable, yet low in both sugars and starch. It is high in microbial protein and contains a good level of fat.

    Consequently, the EqNC Premium Horse Lick Block and Bites provide good energy, high quality protein, low sugars and starch, and a premium amount of minerals and vitamins with the added benefit of essential amino acids.

    For more information, come on down to our store or check out the EqNC website: www.eqnc.com.au

  • August 6, 2020 in Uncategorized

    Growing Winter herbs, veggies and fruits

    Not sure what produce will grow in your garden this Winter? This temperate zone planting guide from about the garden is the perfect tool! It’s so easy, just locate your zone on the map and discover what will flourish in your garden this Winter.

    For more in-depth advice on what to plant and how to make it flourish, come on down to the store and we’ll provide you with all the local service and advice you could ever want!

  • August 6, 2020 in Uncategorized

    What flowers should you grow this Winter?

    Want your garden to look great but you’re not sure what flowers will grow well for you this Winter? Use this super handy guide from about the garden to select your region and discover the amazing colours you can experience in your garden this Winter.

    For more in-depth advice on what to plant and how to make it flourish, come on down to the store and we’ll provide you with all the local service and advice you could ever want!

  • June 10, 2020 in Uncategorized

    Caring for your horse this Winter

    Winter is quickly approaching. The time of year many horse owner’s dread with limited daylight hours for riding, feeding horses in the dark and changing the management of our horses. It is also the time of year that we may see changes to our horses’ condition, usually a decrease in weight.

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  • June 10, 2020 in Uncategorized

    Fast growing Winter veggies

    Have fast growing veggies for harvesting within several weeks. Here is a list of veggies to start your productive crop.

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  • May 14, 2020 in Uncategorized

    Winter mulching

    The cooler weather is here- is your garden ready? 

Blanketing your garden in a layer of mulch is a great way to protect your soil and precious plant roots from extremes of temperature like the cold. We’ve got a range of Rocky Point’s garden mulches in store now, perfect to keep any garden protected… They keep the weather out and lock goodness in!

Rocky Point are focussed on providing green products and supporting a more sustainable style of gardening.

    Come on down to our store and we’ll help you determine which product is best suited for your needs and get you started on your greener gardening journey!

  • April 9, 2020 in Uncategorized

    Growing Fabulous Figs

    Not only are Figs excellent eating straight from the tree, they also make a great addition to any garden. Whether your garden is formal or informal, they are highly ornamental and ideal for growing conditions in most parts of Australia. Here’s some tips on how to get the most out of the Figs in your garden.

    For more specialised local advice, come on down to our store and we’ll give you all the advice you need to make your garden flourish!