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Feed Partnership Set to Shake Up South Island Mag Regime

Feed Partnership Set to Shake Up South Island Mag Regime


South Island dairy farmers can now reap the rewards of a revolutionary new Magnesium product, which is transforming Magnesium use in dairying.

Animal feed ingredient supplier, BEC Feed Solutions, is partnering with South Island animal feed manufacturer and blender, James & Son (NZ) Pty Ltd, to give the region’s dairy farmers convenient access to its Bolifor® MGP+ product.

Bolifor® MGP+ is a unique alternative to messy pasture dusting and laborious daily drenching, and contains the essential minerals Magnesium and Phosphorus in the one product. It’s anticipated thatBolifor® MGP+ will be well received in the South Island, given that farmers, vets and animal nutritionists are observing an increase in Phosphorus deficiency due to the region’s dependency on fodder beet crops and changing land use.

BEC says early indications show the product is proving popular with South Island farmers because it cleverly covers the specific Magnesium and Phosphorus requirements of the South Island in a palatable, mess-free form.

“Bolifor® MGP+ offers a comprehensive solution to South Island farmers who have historically used expensive and labour-intensive methods like pasture dusting or drenching as a means of getting Phosphorus and Magnesium into their cow’s diets,” says Trina Parker, Country Manager of BEC NZ.

“It will be of particular benefit to west coast farmers in areas where high rainfall makes administering Magnesium via troughs a pointless exercise. By using Bolifor® MGP+ as part of their feed blend, farmers will have peace of mind that their cow’s nutrition needs are being fully met,” adds Ms Parker.

Greg Pillar, James & Son’s Chief Operating Officer, says the company is delighted to partner with BEC Feed Solutions by incorporating Bolifor® MGP+ into its feed blends.

“Bolifor® MGP+ is an easy addition to our range because it is practical and adds value to our blends,” says Mr Pillar.

“Our farmers increasingly tell us they want essential dairy macro minerals like Magnesium and Phosphorus added to their feeds and are keen to stop pasture dusting with Magnesium Oxide, Di Calcium Phosphate & limestone. Bolifor® MGP+ is a great solution because it provides these essential minerals in a cost-effective, clean, measured and accurate form when incorporated into our feed blends. Our first deliveries have been hugely successful in providing farmers with non-dusty Magnesium and Phosphorus additions to their cow’s diets,” he adds.

BEC says Bolifor® MGP+ offers distinct advantages over Magnesium Oxide (MgO) and other Magnesium supplements. While traditional Magnesium products are administered via pasture dusting or dosing in water, Bolifor® MGP+ can be consumed directly. Other advantages include ease of application, accuracy of dosage and high bioavailability of the vital minerals Magnesium and Phosphorus.Plus, because MGP+ is neutral in taste, it has greater palatability than Magnesium Oxide and can be included in low volume rations without feed aversion.

From a manufacturing point of view, MGP+ is granular meaning it distributes well with no lumps. This even distribution through the feed helps ensure even distribution through the herd, providing an additional bonus over traditional pasture dusting.

Manufactured in Sweden from European sourced ingredients, Bolifor® MGP+ meets the requirements for stated mineral levels, feed safety and quality control imposed by the European Commission. BEC NZ prides itself on offering farmers a high quality Magnesium alternative, which is superior to many of the products currently available with lesser known controls.

BOLIFOR® MGP+ is available direct from James & Son (NZ) Pty Ltd on 0800 MR FEED, or for further information contact BEC on 0800 BEC 001.

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