How to identify stock mineral deficiencies

Rural Exchange 07/04/2018

Some farmers blame mineral deficiencies for many animal health and reproductive issues, but there's inevitably cost and time required to get these mineral supplements into stock diets.

Paul Sharp, animal nutritionist at Seales Winslow, joins the Rural Exchange team to ask the big question.

How do we know if we are going to get the responses to justify the costs? 

Mr Sharp says it’s important to identify the mineral deficiencies correctly, and gauge the effect the mineral supplementation programmes have to measure the return on the investment.

Watch the full interview with Paul Sharp above.

Animal nutrition is a regular feature on REX, thanks to the experts at Seales Winslow. If you have any questions or want to find out more, visit their website.

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