Developed specifically for today's high genetic merit young stock reared to achieve increasingly precise target weights at insemination, calving etc in order to ensure production to potential and longevity.
Dallas Keith 'Young Stock Health Buckets' give the following advantages:
|Manganese||4000 mg/kg||800 mg/kg|
|Selenium||25 mg/kg||5 mg/kg|
|Copper||2000 mg/kg||500 mg/kg|
|Zinc||6000 mg/kg||1200 mg/kg|
|Vitamin A||200,000 IU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||40,000 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||1,000 IU/kg|
Optimins: Proteinated trace minerals are organic complexes
Zinc: Deficiency leads to reduced feed intake and lower efficiency of utilisation resulting in poor growth in young animals. Involved in bone and blood formation, development of the immune system, hoof and skin development (Keratin formation is Zinc dependent), thus resulting in healthy hooves and udder tissues (e.g. teat canal linings)
Copper: Deficiency gives rise to reduced growth rate, poor bone formation, anaemia, fertility (silent heat). A highly available source will help build up body stores.
Manganese: Deficiency leads to impaired growth, defective bone formation, reduced fertility (adults), bone malformation (young stock), oestrous cycle disturbances and abortion (embryo viability).
Iodine: Important for thyroid gland function and energy metabolism.
Selenium: Plays an important role along with Vitamin E in the immune and reproduction system. Protects against tissue damage e.g. White Muscle disease.
Cobalt: Required to produce B12. Deficiencies lead to unthriftyness and anaemia.