Minerals, trace elements and vitamins are essential nutrients for the health and optimal performance of all livestock. Depending on the base level in forage and feed additional minerals are not needed in every circumstance, but on some land types, certain production systems and during our winters on conserved forage supplementation can be vital. Some symptoms of deficiency are relatively easy to spot with conditions such as milk fever, hypomagnesia, swayback and retained placentas. Other deficiencies are more difficult to identify but pose a significant risk in terms of lost yield, immunity, fertility problems and locomotion issues.
Feedco have a standard range of minerals in stock which are designed to provide a high quality supplementation to South West requirements. Where more precise supplementation targeted to the farm level is required we prefer our bespoke approach formulating each mineral, trace element and vitamin to the exact animal and farm requirement. In this service we will analyse silage, take into account additional feeds, look at the issues that your livestock are experiencing, discuss the aims of your system and design a bespoke mineral to suit your circumstances.
Whether you would like us to quote you for a formulation that you are already using or you would like our bespoke service to suit your individual farm situation – please give us a call on 01395 239995.
Mineral & Feed Buckets
In recent years mineral and feed supplementation buckets have become a very popular and practical way of providing essential minerals, vitamins and trace elements to livestock.
Together with a key partner we have formulated and developed a range of top quality mineral and feed buckets to suit all of our dairy, beef and sheep customers. The benefits of the range include
- Palatable to the animal – designed to be fed free access
- Waterproof – so can be fed outside
- Labour saving and cost effective way of supplementing animals nutritional requirements
- Long Shelf Life and easy storage.
- Available in 20kg and 80kg sizes
- Very competitively priced.
For more information or a quote on our range of mineral buckets please call 01395 239995