Mineral deficiencies in livestock occur throughout New Zealand as a result of our young and comparatively infertile soils. If not treated, these deficiencies have a significant impact on the profitability of a farming enterprise.
Low mineral status can cause metabolic disorders, impaired growth rates, production losses and death in the most pronounced situations.
With the greater intensity of pastoral farming, the mineral and trace element requirements of livestock require a consistent and managed discipline on the part of managers and owners. The monitoring of blood and liver samples, for example, are one way of accurately providing the farmer with a diagnostic tool by which remedial decisions can be swiftly implemented. A pro-active approach towards the management of mineral and trace element requirements will assist in the prevention of deficiencies and should be considered as part of the overall animal health programme.
Most New Zealand farmed animals respond to trace element supplementation on a daily basis. Here’s why:
With trace element supplementation addressed, optimum performance is achievable.
IntenSE Solutions offer a complex range of specific trace elements for supplementation in livestock. All IntenSE products are soluble and designed for treating stock water, drenching or pasture spray application. The complete range includes copper, cobalt, iodine, magnesium, selenium and calcium.