Trace Minerals play a crucial role in the nutrition of the modern high-yielding dairy cow through their broad involvement in metabolism, the reproductive and immune systems and in the development and repair of skin and hoof tissues. Deficiencies in these elements contribute to many of the problems which can penalise performance and profitability of the dairy herd – poor fertility increased suspectability to infection, rising somatic cell counts and foot problems. These are estimated to reduce annual income in a 100 herd cow by around £16,000. The HVS range of chelated trace minerals provides a highly available source of these important nutrients, enhancing absorbtion and effectiveness. Their use in feed and mineral supplements has been consistently shown in trials and on-farm help:
Under todays often stressful feeding and environmental conditions, research suggests that OPTiMIN chelated minerals more efficiently supply mineral needs and actually improve certain aspects of animal performance.