CALCIUM AND PHOSPHORUS SOURCES

Calcium and phosphorus sources can be classified into those which supply calcium only or those that supply both calcium and phosphorus. Some sources can supply other inorganic elements.

Calcium carbonate is the most common form of calcium included in diets for all animals and is available as limestone.

Calcium carbonate is the most common form of calcium included in diets for all animals and is available as limestone. Limestone is usually the cheapest source of calcium and is available either as a pulverised powder or in a granular form.

Dicalcium phosphate is a source of both calcium and phosphorus and is commonly used it the diets of all animals.


DIRECTIONS FOR USE

  • Calcium and phosphorus sources can be included in feeds for all animals as part of a balanced diet. It is important that there is not excessive levels of calcium or phosphorus in the balanced diet.
  • Pulverised forms of calcium carbonate (limestone) are preferred in diets for pigs and young poultry, horses and ruminants. Calcium is an essential ingredient in the diets for laying hens for the production of good egg shells. It is preferred to include both the pulverised and granular forms of calcium carbonate in diets for laying hens. The larger particles of calcium aid shell quality due to the longer retention in the gut. This promotes a more constant supply of calcium to the body during the night when most of the shell is formed.
  • Inclusion rates will vary depending on the ingredients used in the diet. Please consult with a nutritionist to ensure a balanced diet is achieved.

AGLIME (LIMESTONE PULVERISED)

TYPICAL NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS

CALCIUM % : 37.00

CALGRIT, GRANULAR LIMESTONE

TYPICAL NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS

CALCIUM % : 37.00

SHELLGRIT (MEDIUM & FINE)

TYPICAL NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS

CALCIUM % : 37.00

DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE

TYPICAL NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS

CALCIUM % : 22.00
PHOSPHORUS % : 18.00
FLUORINE % : 0.05

Use as directed
Issued: Jul 2018, Ver 7.1