Selenium enriched fertilizers for healthier livestock
Nutri Booster 25%N + 5.0%SO3 + Sodium and Selenium
Stock Booster 25-5-5 + 5.0%SO3 + Sodium and Selenium
Silage Booster 20-4.5-14.5 + 7.5%SO3 + Sodium and Selenium
Healthier livestock and improved performance
Is your grass supplying enough selenium ?
Selenium is an essential trace element for all animals and humans.
Selenium deficiency occurs at herbage concentrations below 0.1 mg/kg DM and results indicate that up to 8-% of herbage samples are deficient.
Deficiency in livestock causes stillbirth and retention of afterbirth in livestock, increased milk cell count and increased levels of clinical mastitis
In calves, deficiency is associated with “white muscle disease” (nutritional myopathies).
In lambs and calves under six months, local myopathies may involve skeletal or cardiac muscle.
Increased selenium in blood of sheep resulted in a significant increase in live weight gain and wool production.
Have you considered enriching your grass with selenium containing fertilizer ?
Applying selenium in grassland fertilizer increases selenium uptake by the grass and therefore increases the availability of selenium to animals.
Trials have shown selenium fertilizer applied in a single application in April resulted in a significant increase in selenium concentration in grass/silage with subsequent increased blood levels for the duration of the season. There was some fall off in herbage concentration over the season indicating the wisdom of repeated applications of selenium with a fertilizer from the Booster Range.
In mildly selenium deficient soils, repeated applications will lead to an improvement in the general overall health and well-being of the animal.
Make every bite count and see the benefits in your herds health
Increased herd health
Reduced cost of mastitis
Increased herd fertility
To find out more view or download the Booster Range Leaflet as a PDF (325 KB)
The Booster range of fertilizers
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