Magnesium cannot be stored in the body by ruminants; therefore, it is important to ensure that your animals’ daily requirements are met to avoid grass staggers or lower performance.
Spring grass is typically low in magnesium and high in potassium and these two elements spell double trouble for magnesium availability.
Clinical signs are just the tip of the iceberg, so to ensure your stock and their productivity are protected we provide a range of practical and cost-effective options for you.
The values for magnesium needs are given as guidance only as total daily requirements from all feed sources. It is advisable to have your ration reviewed by one of our nutritionists.
Spring grass magnesium can be well below these levels and a quarter of silage samples tested by ForFarmers are below 0.15% of the dry matter. Therefore, supplementation is advised, especially where conditions are wet and/or potassium levels are high.
We have a range of magnesium products to suit various animals and stages of life. For more information about our products please contact your local account manager.
Our range of sheep feed has been formulated to supply 5-6g of magnesium when fed at recommended rates in late pregnancy and early lactation. Once compound feeding ends, follow on with High Mag buckets.
A specialist suckler cow roll (14mm) formulated to promote milk production and improve fertility.