❚ Grew 33kg more each of the two wet seasons post-weaning.
❚ 25 per cent higher re-conception rate in first lactation heifers
❚ Average weight of first lactation heifers was 120kg higher at weaning.
❚ Average weaning weight of calves 34kg heavier.
❚ 7 per cent lower mortality rate in heifers from weaning to 3.5 years. ❚ Total weight of calves at weaning from 90 heifers was 3072kg higher, $10,751 at market.
❚ ROI: 268 per cent based on cost comparison of wet season-vs-dry season only supplement and extra value added to weaners.