Inclusion of a new multi-source magnesium concept in relevant
products in its Maxcare Farm Minerals range improves palatability
and availability at a time when effective supplementation is
crucial, says Trouw Nutrition.
Maxcare Farm Minerals
The company’s Multi-Mag concept, which involves
the blending of three separate magnesium sources to provide an
optimum presentation of the mineral, is included in Maxcare Cattle
Mag Phos and Maxcare Cattle Mag Plus products that are formulated
for use at turnout and beyond.
“As anyone seeking to make best use of grazed grass will
know, effective magnesium supplementation is critical in order
to avoid potentially catastrophic conditions such as grass staggers,
particularly in the spring,” says Trouw Nutrition’s
mineral product manager Richard Slack.
“Some sources of this essential mineral are relatively unpalatable
and can affect the uptake by cattle, but we have overcome what
have been common problems by blending together different magnesium
sources. Through this new concept, we are improving the availability
of magnesium, and also ensuring that the equally important vitamins
and other minerals included in these products are readily taken
Trouw Nutrition first developed the multi-source blending concept
for zinc and copper. Zinprex (three sources) and Cuprex 5 (five
sources), are included in Maxcare Cattle Mag Phos and Maxcare Cattle
Mag Plus to provide improved presentations of these minerals. Both
specialist cattle grazing products also now include the organic
selenium source Sel-Plex as well as the other essential minerals
and vitamins required to supplement grass.
Re-formulation of the full Maxcare Farm Minerals range for 2007
has included adjustment of iodine levels where appropriate to ensure
all products comply with recent changes in the permitted levels
in animal feeds. Maxcare Cattle Mag Phos and Maxcare Cattle Mag
Plus are waterproofed free access minerals available in 25kg packs.
The Maxcare Farm Minerals range for cattle includes a number of
other specialist formulations for beef and dairy animals.
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