Ensure cattle get the best start

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Fast growing grass swards at this time of the year are high in protein and soluble carbohydrate but can be deficient in many of the trace minerals required to maximise the growth of beef cattle and breeding stock.

This is why it is so important to drench stock with the trace elements they need to maximise growth rates and fertility levels over the coming weeks.

“Making these minerals available in the form which guarantees their optimal uptake level within the animal is equally important,” stressed Paul Elwood, from HVS Animal Health.

“The good news is that our HVS Liquid Gold® range has a proven track record in providing the micro trace elements, in a form that can be utilised to the maximum by cattle at grass, maximising feed conversion, growth rates and fertility, balancing out the key trace element deficiencies that build up in cattle that are fed mainly grazed grass diets only at this time of the year.”

Paul went on to highlight the importance of ensuring that the nutritional requirements, of both young beef cattle, dairy replacements and breeding stock are met during the spring months.

Liquid Gold can be given to store cattle and dairy replacements to improve growth rates. Suckler cows will benefit in terms of improved fertility levels and growth rates. The dosage rates are: weanlings- 50 mls per head, yearlings – 60 mls per head, finishers - 100mls and suckler cows – 100 mls per head.

Maiden heifers going out to grass now will benefit from a similar management approach as it will help to maximise growth rates and bulling activity.”

The Liquid Gold range contains all of the minerals and vitamins required by cattle of all types with Zinc, Manganese and Copper made available solely in a chelated form.

Paul Elwood concluded: “The Liquid Gold range represents the next generation in chelated mineral and vitamin drenches.

“Increasingly, farmers must seek to maximise the performance of their livestock. The Liquid Gold range has been developed to meet this specific requirement.”

For further information, contact HVS Animal Health on (028) 44831700.