Fortify 6 – Soil & Grassland Enhancer
Fortify 6 provides essential:
- 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.
What our customers Say:
“I have been using Fortify6 for many years. We always had a copper -molybdenum problem, with cows developing rusty coats during the grazing season. We tried many different products with no success.Since using Fortify6 we have had black and white cows all Summer with no rusty coats” – Bill Rolf Belgooly, Co. Cork
“Fortify6 applies copper, selenium, iodine, zinc, copper and cobalt to my cows during the all-important breeding season. It plays a key role in my calving index with 86% calved in 6 weeks.” – Derry O’ Donovan, Skibereen, Co. Cork
“While using Fortify6 over the last number of years I have been very happy with my cows improved performance. I find it extremely beneficial to be able to increase naturally the levels of minerals in my grass and grass silage.” – James Aherne, Bartlemy, Co. Cork
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.
- Anaemia leading to stunted and unthrifty growth
- 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
- White muscle disease (muscular dystrophy) in young stock
- Inceased incidents of retained placenta
- Reduced antibody response when challenged by infection
- Soft bones
- Stiff joints
- Reduced milk yield
- Milk fever
- Inability of animal to utilise energy in diet (pining)
- Poor growth or weight loss
- Reduced milk production
- Susceptibility to infection
- Loss of appetite
- Enlarged thyroid (goitre)
- Reduced milk production
- Reduced reproductive activity (irregular oestrus)
- Increased number of stillborn and weak calves
- Increased incidents of retained placenta
- Dry, crusty, scaly skin
- Feet problems – poor hoof strength and lameness – interdigital skin between the claws
- Reduced sperm productio