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Should you be concerned? – Minerals at grass

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Should you be concerned? – Minerals at grass

 

 

As we enter the autumn, or the late lactation period, many animals are still on a grass-only diet. While grass is the cheapest feed source for animals, mineral nutrition is important for continued production, health and reproduction. A recent survey conducted by Teagasc found that a grass only diet provided just:

 

– 85% of phosphorus

– 73% of copper

– 52% of iodine

– 50% of zinc

– 38% of selenium

 

– all based on requirements for milk production (NRC, 2001)

 

 

Farm study map

Locations of Farms involved in mineral study

 

 

Deficiencies in these minerals can have adverse effects on fertility, production and can lead to complications during and following the dry period. Examples of such complications include retained placenta, metritis, cystic ovaries, reduced dry matter intake and inefficient utilisation of feed.

 

Nutribio provides multiple methods for mineral supplementation. These include:

* ImmuBoost fertility molassed mineral lick

* FlowMag, FlowPhos & FlowTrace—liquid supplements composed of magnesium, phosphorus and trace elements, administered through the drinking water

* Mastervet High Trace Bolus – Provides a steady stream of minerals over 6 month period

* Bovimin 365 molassed mineral lick— year round supplementation for dairy and suckler cows

 

 

 

Fertility Bucket RuMinLix Bucket MockupHigh Trace 3D BoxFlowTrace Copper Image

 

For further product details, call + 353 21 4507303 or visit http://www.nutribio.ie

 
Sources:  
1. Curran, F. and S. Butler. 2015. Mineral nutrition in pasture-based systems. Irish Dairying, sustainable expansion – Moorepark 2015.
2. NRC. 2001. Nutrient requirements of dairy cattle. 7th Rev. Ed. National Academic Press, Washington DC, USA.