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TradeGates An Agricultural Lime Supplier for Animal Feed and Supplements
In livestock production, limestone, or calcium carbonate, is an essential dietary mineral. Calcium is the most abundant chemical in the body. About 98% of the body’s Calcium can be found in the skeleton and teeth and represents 2% of the animal’s body weight.
Animals require calcium for the following reasons:
- Activation of enzymes
- Blood clotting
- Bone formation
- Cardiac regulation
- Communication of nerve impulses
- Immune system activation
- Milk production
- Moves blood through the veins
- Muscle function
- Secretion of hormones
- Teeth formation
While calcium carbonate can be found in grass hay, it is not enough for proper bodily function of most animals, especially poultry and birds that don’t typically eat grass or grass hays. Approximately .4% calcium comes from grass hay while alfalfa hay contains approximately 1.5%.
TradeGates, an agricultural lime supplier, has designed a line of animal feed supplements to elevate animal performance that will give you the competitive edge.
Animals that require calcium carbonate in their diets for proper health:
- Beef cattle
- Dairy cattle
- Domestic animals
- Wild game
Different animals require different levels, or quantities, of calcium carbonate throughout their lives, it is advised to consult an animal nutritionist for correct calcium carbonate dosages. TradeGates also supplies a consistent and digestible source of minerals in their Agricultural and Poultrycal products that helps improve overall animal health and wellness