Trace Minerals Enhance Dairy Cattle Nutrition

November 6, 2019 0 By William Morgan


Of the 50 peer review papers that have
been published for dairy, three papers
really stand out in my mind. The first
one has to be more at all that paper
represented the first study where we
showed that feeding the Zinpro product improved feet on cattle and that
essentially established for us the
groundwork or the framework for
understanding how Zinpro products could
improve feet in livestock and also was
one of the first papers to really go
ahead and show us that feeding our
products we can improve feet on cattle.
The second study would have to be the
Ballantine study in that study we were
feeding diets that were highly fortified
for trace minerals and it showed us that
when even when diets are highly
fortified for trace minerals replacing
inorganic zinc, manganese, copper and
cobalt with that supplied by Availa-4
we improved lactation performance, we
improve fertility and we improve feet on
cattle. The third study would have to be
the last study was published the Iowa
State study where we went ahead we
compared our standard feeding rate with
that of a higher feeding rate of Zinpro
Zinc and in that study when we did that
we saw improvements in lactation
performance, we saw improvements in feed
efficiency and we saw further reduction
somatic cell count. So that studies told
us that as genetics change, as nutrition
change, as performance change we need to
be continually evaluating our standard
recommendations to make sure that those
recommendations represent the most cost
effective feeding rate for our products.