Mineral deficiencies and imbalances impact on herd performance under three broad categories:
- Reduced fertility performance: silent heats, reduced conception rates, re-absorption, abortions, tetany, milk fever etc.
- Reduced thrive and immunity
- Structural problems such as poor hoof quality.
Grass and milk analysis are essential tools in diagnosing and quantifying the background mineral levels on a farm.
IAS Grass Mineral Test
Grass and Silage testing and analysis is a vital practice on livestock farms as it assesses the likely feed value and animal performance so that suitable mineral supplements and rations can be formulated as required. By doing so you can identify early on if there likely to be any problems with the grass/silage in terms of stability or impact on animal health.
A Grass Mineral Scan will quantify in major and trace minerals. Grass analysis for both major and trace minerals allows the farmer consider all the dietary needs of the herd and will help the farmer or advisor decide the appropriate supplement required to feed animals.
The grass test includes the following Nitrogen (Kjeldahl), Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Sodium, Sulphur, Boron, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Selenium, Cobalt, Molybdenum, Iodine, Iron and Aluminium.
IAS Laboratories offer a full range of services regarding Mineral Analysis, including Testing, Analysis and can interpret the results and offer expert knowledge and advice.
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