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Perfectly sized pellets are an effective and palatable way of getting calcium, magnesium and trace elements into your cows, goats and sheep to improve animal health
Pressing high elemental calcium and magnesium into a pellet makes it easy to feed. Vitalise can be delivered directly to the cow during milking times via your in-shed feeding system
We produce Vitalise without grain by pressing ultra-fine lime into a pellet using our unique manufacturing process. And adding Mg, DCP, monensin and trace elements to meet your cow's needs
Mineral supplements minimise the wastage that comes with dusting lime flour and Mag Oxide. And in-shed feeding makes each Vitalise dose precise and palatable
We designed Vitalise to relieve the workload in an already busy operation whilst all-natural products support the health and well-being of your animals
More than calcium goes into Vitalise; our most popular product Vitalise CalMag combines magnesium and ultra-fine lime to help support animal health and reduce the occurrence of milk fever. You can choose a standard dairy trace element premix for your dairy cattle, goats and sheep, or talk to us about customising supplements depending on your herd’s needs.
• Copper 220 mg/dose
• Zinc 400 mg/dose
• Cobalt 8 mg/dose
• Iodine 12 mg/dose
• Selenium 8 mg/dose
Half rates of Cu are also available for PKE users
Trace elements are typically included at a 100gm feed rate
With the growing trend of feeding fodder beet to cows on the season’s shoulders, adding phosphorus (DCP) to the Vitalise pellet has been popular and is now one of our standard products. DCP is added at 20gm/cow/day, making the overall feed rate 120gm/cow/day.
Ionophores (monensin), toxin binders and seaweed can be added to the pellet. Salt can be blended in with the pellets post-production if requested. The inclusion of monensin with the Vitalise pellets is dose-dependent and needs to be fed at the labelled feed rate. Alternative feeding rates can be created on advice. All our pellets are manufactured in New Zealand, and can be certified organic.
CALCIUM (per 100g*)
MAGNESIUM (per 100g*)
OTHER (per 100g*)
TYPICAL DOSE RATE (per cow per day)
Vitalise CalMag + DCP
Vitalise CalMag + Rumenox
Vitalise CalMag + Trace Elements
(Cu, Zn, Co, I, Se)
Vitalise CalMag + Trace Elements + Rumenox
(Cu, Zn, Co, I, Se),
Vitalise Custom Blend
As per mineral needs
* Excluding Product Vitalise CalMag + DCP. The calcium, magnesium and phosphorus values are per 120g.
We require a minimum order of 10 tonnes for custom blends.
Easy to use and to feed
We developed Vitalise as an alternative to dusting lime flour and MagOxide. Vitalise improves efficiency with in-shed feeding and flow through augers. A mineral supplement has many advantages over dusting, providing a far more accurate and reliable dose with minimal wastage.
Minimum order 500kg. Contact your local farm merchant for 25kg bags
We have customers from Southland to Waikato
Depending on the severity of metabolic issues, some farmers have been able to stop dusting lime flour and MgOxide on paddocks when they introduced Vitalise to the milking herd. Typically, Mag Chloride or Mag Sulphate are still offered through the water supply.
“Using Vitalise has been a game-changer for us. We no longer have to spend time dusting paddocks, cleaning and fixing spreading gear or worry about getting calcium and magnesium into the cows, particularly on rainy days.”
The typical feed rate is 100gm/cow/day. However, this can range from 50-200gm/cow/day. Higher producing cows may need a higher feed rate of Vitalise. Seek advice from your Vet or Nutritionist to confirm your herd’s calcium, magnesium and trace element requirements.
The majority of our clients maintain good levels of Ca and Mg in their herds at the typical feed rate of 100gm/cow/day. The complete dose rate can be fed all at one milking time or split between two. However, some augers may not be able to dispense the smaller amounts, such as 50gm.
Yes, even the fussiest cows will eat Vitalise!
Vitalise pellets are slightly sweet to taste. Being sweet helps to encourage cows to eat what would otherwise be a very chalky and bitter combination of lime and magnesium A lead feed ensures the cows consume the pellets.
We produce Vitalise without grain for a high concentration mineral pellet that keeps costs down and provides greater feeding flexibility. The availability of minerals has a lot to do with heat treatment and particle size. Our milling and pelletising process makes the feeding of finely ground particles easy with minimal waste, resulting in improved nutrient uptake and utilisation by the cow.
At 100gm/cow/day, 1T of Vitalise contains 10,000 doses. A 1T bag will last approximately 10 days for 1000 cows at 100gm/cow/day, or approximately 6.5 days at 150gm/cow/day.
Vitalise should be kept dry and stored inside (preferably on pallets) to protect it from the weather, birds, vermin, and other foreign contaminants. Vitalise also needs to be kept dry to prevent slaking, setting and clogging. If the pellets get wet, the moisture can cause them to break down.
Vitalise pellets break down and dissolve quickly once in the rumen. You can test the breakdown of the pellets by immersing them in water - they should feel soft to the touch and showing signs of breaking down after 5-30 minutes.
All our products are batch tested for dissolution before leaving our plant and are traceable by batch number.