Three reasons to rethink sulphate trace minerals in the dairy ration

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Findings from studies conducted by leading research universities and pioneers in trace mineral nutrition suggest it may be time to rethink the use of inorganic trace minerals in the dairy ration. This new research was recently published in International Dairy Topics.

Here are the top three reasons why:

1) Sulphate trace minerals have high reactivity in the rumen

2) Sulphate trace minerals may harm beneficial rumen microbes

3) Sulphate trace minerals have been shown to reduce NDF digestibility

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