The correct balance of minerals, trace elements and vitamins is essential for optimum health and performance in ruminant rations. Accurate mineral nutrition can improve health, welfare and profits.
Costly problems can result from both deficiencies and excesses. Symptoms of clinical deficiencies are easy to spot - for example milk fever, staggers and retained foetal membranes. Sub-clinical deficiencies may not be noticed, and are often considered as normal, although they will be draining profits due to reduced milk yield, slower growth or poorer fertility.
Responsible mineral nutrition has to take account of all the circumstances on the farm and Trouw Nutrition has developed a wide product range to meet the requirements of ruminant farmers. Bespoke formulations are also available to meet specific requirements.