22 March 1996

Regulin shortage

SHEEP producers are being warned of a potential shortage of Regulin which is used to improve early lambing percentage. This is due to a worldwide shortage of its active ingredient melatonin.

Maker Hoechst blames the shortage on the upsurge in the popularity of melatonin used in anti-ageing preparations for humans. The company urges farmers to place orders early. &#42