Minerals

There are many complex interactions and influencing factors affecting both the uptake and utilisation of trace elements at the soil, plant and animal level.

All these factors, along with the farm's history and fertiliser use, should be considered before administering copper, selenium or vitamin B12 products to animals. After all, treatment without being aware of the farm's mineral status is not only wasteful but also potentially harmful to your livestock. Both blood and tissue (liver) sampling can be used in conjunction with soil and/or plant analyses to develop a trace element supplementation programme if required.

 

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