Cattle Magnesium Supplements

QLF liquids are an effective way of providing magnesium supplementation to the animal. They include Magnesium Chloride which is the most bio available form of magnesium for the animal. Combining this Magnesium Chloride with sugar from molasses brings with it the following advantages:

  • The sugars in QLF’s products disguise the unpalatable taste of magnesium when supplementation is difficult, hence helping to maximise magnesium intake.
  • Grass staggers is known to be associated with energy deficiency. The sugar in QLF liquids provides extra energy to the animal.
  • Sugars increase the absorption of magnesium across the gut wall.

A typical magnesium containing product from QLF is Springmag and its analysis is shown in the drop-down below. This is a popular product and we also have several other magnesium containing products with various sugar and protein levels, all of which contain 2% Magnesium on a fresh weight basis.

Magnesium Products Range

As Fed Dry Matter
Protein % Sugar % Mag % DM Protein % Sugar % Vit & Min Est ME Litres / Te
Dry Cow 20 + Mag 20 32 2 65 31 49 Cattle 10.8 752
Supermag 20 20 32 2 65 31 49 Cattle 10.8 752
Springmag 7 33 2 63 11 52 Cattle 11.2 758
Allstock Mag 4 18 35 11 51 51 Mag 10.4 793

All feed rates must be approved by your QLF merchant or representative as they will be dependant on your ration and livestock being fed. Feed rates shown in the table below are typical rates for indication only.

Typical Feed Rates (Kg/head/day) Suitable Feeding Methods
Dairy Beef Sheep Youngstock Lick-tank Pour On TMR Mix
Dry Cow 20 + Mag 2 1.75 x 1 x
Supermag 20 2 1.75 x 1 x
Springmag 2 1.75 x 1 x
Allstock Mag 2 1.75 x 1 (> 4 months) x

The product should be introduced gradually to acclimatise the rumen, typically in the first 1-3 days, 15% of target feed rate should be included. This should then increase to 40% (target feed rate) for days 4-6, 70% for days 7-9 and 100% after 10 days. Please confirm with your QLF Merchant or representative.

QLF’s Magnesium Products are available from 1000L upto 27 tonne bulk loads and typically have a 3 month use by date. Product delivery is normally on QLF Articulated vehicles though short articulated vehicles are available on request. All products are suitable for storage in a QLF supplied tank, please see the equipment section for more details. Custom products are available on request.

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