Livestock Biochar (StockChar) is a Certified Organic natural feed additive with the potential to revolutionise both intensive and extensive livestock production enterprises. As with AgChar, StockChar is made from Biochar (charcoal) which is a signifigant natural carbon storehouse that has been made by nature and used by humans for thousands of years. The formation of Biochar is a natural way of regulating global carbon cycles.
Adding Livestock char to your supplement mix can have signifigant, multi-layered benefits for your livestock, your soils and the atmosphere. Numerous reports have now shown that the use of Biochar for a stock feed has resulted in double figure weight gain increases (29% in one case), along with up to 40% reduction in methane emissions from fed stock. Manure odour and gut health improvements lead to better overall health of livestock.
Top international equestrians use StockChar products to de-acidify horse stomachs balancing high energy feed rations.
Biochar can be used instead of shell grit for poultry.
In addition to the benefits to the animal, Biochar also has flow-on pasture advantages as the animals' gut microbes inoculate and distribute activated AgChar for you (at no additional cost!). When coupled with active dung beetle populations the benefits to your pastures of the increased carbon include improved moisture retention, reduced run off and more active microbial habitats.
30 to 100g+/hd/day with dry lick or molasses for cattle.
1/4 cup for horses mixed in feed with molasses
1/8th cup for pigs, goats, sheep mixed in feed
Use as part of free choice system for poultry.
Kandanga Ag. Products StockChar is made from sustainably sourced Australian Hardwood.
Available at $670 per tonne or $25 for 20L bag. Please note these prices are in store prices only. If you would like us to quote a freight price to you please contact us.
For further information including research articles and reports:
Biochar2014-15 Primary Production Innovation Grant Interim Report
World Bank report on Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils
Livestock Research for Rural Development Journal - Improvement of growth performance of goats
Livestock Research for Rural Development Journal - Biochar reduces enteric methane and improves growth and feed conversion
MLA Report on Livestock Productivity Cost Benefit