Lead Feed Concentrate

Dairytech’s Lead Feed Concentrate (Anionic Premix) is designed to be added to grain to make a 3 or 4 kg lead feed grain mix. It is recommended to be mixed at 500g/cow in 3kg or 4 kg grain mix. This will produce a DCAD of -3125 meq (Block et.al 1984). However, we strongly recommend random checking of springer cows urine pH with Multistix test strips (insert & available from Chemist Warehouseto ensure the transition ration (lead feed grain + forage) DCAD is correct. Holstiens between 5.5 & 6.5 pH, Jerseys between 5 & 6 pH. The reason for checking urine pH is that forages (silages, pasture and hay) may vary significantly in potassium content. Potassium is a strong positive charged ion and must be well covered by the negative charged ions in the Dairytech Lead Feed Concentrate. When urine pH is correct, it is very likely milk fever, both clinical and subclinical will be eliminated. We are happy to discuss transition feeding with you. 

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