Pre-calving minerals should be fed to pregnant cows a minimum of six to eight weeks before calving to build up mineral reserves within the body.
The last 50 days before calving is the most important of two critical periods in a calf's life (the other being just prior to and during weaning). At these times, producers can greatly influence the calf's entire life, regardless of whether it becomes a replacement, a bull or a feeder.
Minerals are most commonly fed by dusting on top of the silage at feeding time. However, other options include, molassed mineral buckets, blocks and boluses.
Copper, Zinc, Iodine, Vitamin E and Selenium are commonly recognised as the cow's most critical minerals. All minerals are important to the calf, however, since the cow is the single source of nutrients for the calf during gestation and during the first months of the calf's life.
Trace minerals play a crucial role in the immune system, cow fertility, colostrum and other aspects of production.
Grass and silages produced in Ireland provide cows with less than 20% of their requirements for Trace Elements.
20 kg and 80 kg block 25 kg bag (powder form)
- 50 to 100g/animal/day.
About Advance Nutrition Products:
A major benefit of buying pre-calving minerals direct from Advance Nutrition is that we can offer a great deal of flexibility in the mineral that we supply you.
The product can be formulated specifically to suit your farming system, the diet being used and take into account the herd performance and any other circumstances thus giving you the peace of mind of having a bespoke product made to order for your farm and requirements.
It can be just a basic mineral supplement or a complete package of minerals and other feed ingredients e.g. rumen buffers, yeasts etc. this will help you to save time on the farm and reduce waste whilst reducing the number of products that you need to add.
Whether you would like us to quote you for a specification that you are already using or you would like us to formulate a special mineral to suit your farm situation, contact us today for a quotation.
Key benefits in using Advance Nutrition pre-calving minerals:
We use the Bioplex range of organic trace minerals (Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Iron and Cobalt) providing mineral nutrition in a form as close to nature as possible.
Supported by more than 21 years of research, Bioplex Trace Minerals are better able to meet the higher nutrient needs of modern livestock for rapid growth, maximum reproductive performance and animal health.
Sel-Plex is an organic form of selenium yeast and is supported by more than 19 years of research.
Sel-Plex is also the most proven form of organic selenium and has consistently demonstrated benefits to reproductive performance in breeding stock, and health status.
Advance Nutrition supply a variety of pre-calving minerals to suit individual farmers needs. Using a combination of premium bio-plex minerals and organic seaweed, we have the solution for you. Contact us now for a no obligation quote and we can tailor-make your nutrition program at a cost-effective price.
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