Fortify 6

SOIL & GRASSLAND ENHANCER

Provides essential Copper, Selenium, Iodine, Cobalt, Zinc and Calcium. Supplied in 25kg bags.

Watch for the signs of trace element and calcium deficiencies.
The following are visible signs of trace element and calcium deficiencies but it must be remembered that in the case of a sub-clinical or slight deficiency, the effect is likely to be invisible to the naked eye. Nevertheless a 5-10% loss of general performance could result.

COPPER

  • Anaemia leading to stunted and unthrifty growth
  • Scouring/diarrhoea
  • Reduced milk production and quality
  • Coat colour change (rusty)
  • Loss of hair pigment from around eyes (spectacles)
  • Lesions in brain stem and spinal cord (swayback)
  • Poor oestrus, reduced conception
  • Bone disorders
  • Loss of immunity to disease

SELENIUM

  • White muscle disease (muscular dystrophy) in young stock
  • Inceased incidents of retained placenta
  • Reduced antibody response when challenged by infection

CALCIUM

  • Soft bones
  • Stiff joints
  • Reduced milk yield
  • Milk fever

COBALT

  • Inability of animal to utilise energy in diet (pining)
  • Anaemia
  • Poor growth or weight loss
  • Reduced milk production
  • Infertility
  • Susceptibility to infection
  • Loss of appetite

IODINE

  • Enlarged thyroid (goitre)
  • Reduced milk production
  • Reduced reproductive activity (irregular oestrus)
  • Increased number of stillborn and weak calves
  • Increased incidents of retained placenta

ZINC

  • Dry, crusty, scaly skin
  • Feet problems – poor hoof strength and lameness – interdigital skin between the claws
  • Reduced sperm production

FORTIFY6 ADVANTAGES

  • Fortify6 ensures that all cattle, receive essential trace elements every day.
  • Grass becomes more palatable and digestible resulting in improved grazing down of the regrowth.
  • Dairy cows produce more milk from grass.
  • Beef cattle finish faster with better quality carcases.
  • Health and fertility are improved and there are fewer reproductive problems.
  • Animal trace elements deficiencies and nutrient ‘lock up’ are overcome.
  • Fortify6 stimulates clover
  • As well as responding to the correct soil pH (6.2-6.5) and phosphate and potash, clover thrives on trace elements. The bacteria, called Rhizobia, which fix atmospheric nitrogen for use by plants, reside in the clover root nodules and have a specific need for trace elements. Cobalt in particular stimulates the bacteria.
  • Provides a liming agent for the soil.