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Animal Feed Lime

Calcium is one of the main minerals needed by animals to grow, develop and produce. Its main function in the animal is for bone and teeth formation. A deficiency or imbalance in calcium can cause poor growth rates, poor bone development, reduced milk output and more obviously milk fever.

Ground limestone (calcium carbonate) is a common and economical calcium source for animals. Pure calcium carbonate contains one of the highest levels of elemental calcium—40%.

c. 350,000 tonne of Animal feed compounds are manufactured in Ireland per annum and c. 1% of that is Calcium.

Bennettsbridge Limestone has been manufacturing Feed Grade Limestone Powders since 1993. We invested in a new state of the art Lime Plant in 2003 from which we continue to supply our customers with a number of high quality calcium carbonate feed products.

Our animal feed products are fully certified by:

  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
  • FEMAS (Feed Materials Accreditation Scheme)

For further information on our Feed Lime products, do not hesitate to contact us.

Calcium is one of the main minerals needed by animals to grow, develop and produce. Its main function in the animal is for bone and teeth formation. A deficiency or imbalance in calcium can cause poor growth rates, poor bone development, reduced milk output and more obviously milk fever.

Ground limestone (calcium carbonate) is a common and economical calcium source for animals. Pure calcium carbonate contains one of the highest levels of elemental calcium—40%.

Bennettsbridge Limestone has been manufacturing Feed Grade Limestone Powders since 1993. We invested in a new state of the art Lime Plant in 2003 from which we continue to supply our customers with a number of high quality calcium carbonate feed products.

Our animal feed products are fully certified by:

  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
  • FEMAS (Feed Materials Accreditation Scheme)

 

Benefits of On Farm Calcium Supplementation

  • To balance low calcium diets
  • Aids in prevention of milk fever in dairy cows after calving

 

Application Method

Bennettsbridge Limestone Feed Lime can be fed through a diet feeder or more simply thrown on the silage in front of the stock. For information on specific supplementation rates please contact your vet, animal health adviser or nutritionist.

 

Precautions

  • DO NOT FEED TO PREGNANT COWS IN THE LAST 2 MONTHS OF PREGNANCY, except under veterinary advice
  • Lime Flour should not be added to the silage at the time of laying the stack down

 

Delivery

We supply Calcium Carbonate feed lime direct to your farm in 1 ton or 25Kg bags. Our nationwide distribution service will have your order with you within 2 working days. We don’t have a minimum order, 1 bag is sufficient.