Why Feed Minerals?
A fully balanced mineral / vitamin supplement is vital for all high performing Dairy, Beef, Sheep and Goat Herds. Acute deficiencies will seriously impact upon production levels, fertility, and general well being. Minor deficiencies will impair performance and can create many sub-clinical conditions.
The most common problems associated with mineral deficiencies include:
- High Cell counts
- Poor fertility
- Retained palcenta
- Milk Fever
- Low immunity
How do I choose the right supplement?
For lower performance or more extensive regimes an 'off the shelf' product may well be satisfactory.
Higher performance and more intensive systems, however, require a more structured approach based on forage analysis, blood profiles, etc. The resulting information can then be used to formulate a 'custom' mineral vitamin supplement. The actual formulation may vary during winter feeding, summer grazing, or when significant diet changes are made.
Dry Cows have very specific mineral / vitamin requirements.
Suckler Cows require a much higher level of minerals and vitamins compared to fattening animals.
Ewes and lambs (especially Ram Lambs) have specific requirements, as do Goats.
Free Access minerals? No problem.
We even sell the Mineral Rockers (Micro Feeders) to go with them.
Rockers wobble, but they don't fall down!
A DAIRY DIRECT mineral rocker is a convenient and cost effective method of offering minerals, whilst stock are out at grass.
These durable Mineral Rockers are designed to prevent loss of minerals and provide protection from rain, faeces, and urine. The unique design has a self righting feature which means it is almost impossible for your cattle to knock them over (Think back to the 1970's and Weebles!)
Mineral Rockers hold around 12kg of Mineral Supplement.
Call the office on 01638 717866 for more details.
What about mineral quality?
The quality of mineral vitamin supplements can be defined in two distinct ways:
1. Bio-availability of the raw materials
Most mineral supplements are a combination of 15 – 20 different raw materials. Some manufacturers use low quality raw materials which are not easily absorbed by the animal during digestion. This keeps the price low, but represents poor value for money.
Dairy Direct uses only high bio-availability raw materials.
2. Legal Tolerances
The Feedingstuffs regulations permit significant tolerances between what is put on the label and what is actually in the bag. In some cases manufacturers are entitled to include only 50% of the declared level of some elements and yet still be legal. This may give them a significant price advantage.
Dairy Direct never takes advantage of 'legal tolerances'. What we put on the label – we put in the bag. Guaranteed!
Dairy Direct Mineral/Vitamin Supplements:
- Dairy Minerals
- Dry Cow & Pre-Calver Minerals
- Keenan Minerals
- Beef Minerals
- 24+ Beef Concentrate
- Sheep Minerals
- Goat Minerals
- Organic Minerals
- Mineral Buckets
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Send us your mineral specification, which can be found on the bag label, and we will offer you a like-for-like quote.
We supply all herd sizes and our customer base covers the entire U.K.
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