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.