Vitalise is a pelletised supplement created by CP Lime Solutions, a company specialising in Calcium Carbonate based nutrition and fertiliser. From humble beginnings, born after advice and requests from farmers themselves, Vitalise can include any nutrients, starting with just Calcium through to Magnesium, Trace Elements, Rumenox and much more. The pellets are created through a unique process which results in a product that can be added to any in-shed feed system, and is 100% utilisable by the dairy cow. The Dampney’s started using Vitalise’s CalMag blend after having milk fever issues from the beginning of spring, despite dusting and supplementing minerals through the water.
They feed Vitalise through a one tonne mineral dispenser installed beside their silo, and say that it is an easy way to ensure that their cows are receiving minerals daily along with their feed. Knowing that every cow is getting her allocated amount of minerals every day is invaluable, Jon explains. He feeds Vitalise all year round as he believes it is extremely important to keep their calcium and magnesium topped up at all times of the season, especially for those higher producing cows.
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