Crystalyx Pre-Calver

Crystalyx Pre-Calver is perfect for feeding to both dairy and beef cows during the dry period, as it provides a low calcium/high magnesium diet which greatly reduces the risk of milk fever and slow calving. The increased levels of magnesium contained in Crystalyx Pre-Calver helps improve muscle tone. Inadequate levels can lead to slow calving syndrome where calving can be difficult and prolonged.

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Feeding Guidelines

Rates:

  • 2x 80kg tubs/50 cattle
  • 2x 22.5kg tubs/20 cattle.
  • Always place a minimum of 2 tubs per group to avoid bullying.
  • Typical intakes: 200g/cow/day.
  • Available in 80kg and 22.5kg tubs

Application

Crystalyx Pre-Calver is perfect for feeding to both dairy and beef cows during the dry period, as it provides a low calcium/high magnesium diet which greatly reduces the risk of milk fever and slow calving. The increased levels of magnesium contained in Crystalyx Pre-Calver helps improve muscle tone. Inadequate levels can lead to slow calving syndrome where calving can be difficult and prolonged.

Dry Cow Feeding: Many dry cows receive no special attention during this most important period and are often expected to graze pasture in a cleaning up role. For a very small investment in Pre-Calver (14p-20p per cow per day) the forage diet can be supplemented to ensure there are no nutritional deficiencies and help the dry cow to recover to optimum condition prior to calving.

Research carried out in New Zealand showed that giving access of Crystalyx Pre-Calver to dairy cows significantly reduced the incidences of milk fever, mastits and the need for assisted calving.

Research undertaken at the University or Parma has shown that Pre-Calver substantially increases colostrum quality, with a 14% increase in milk yield being recorded over the first 100 days.