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2nd March 2020

Lakeland-Scottish Feeds & Services LS Dairy Mineral Portfolio

Lakeland Scottish Feeds & Services has a range of cost-effective mineral supplements designed to suit a wide range of farm systems. In our experience most farms have a different approach to their livestock farming enterprises. In many cases there is a need for a good, cost effective supplement to supply a basic level of mineral nutrition to ensure against the fundamental challenges presented by mineral deficiencies. The LS portfolio has been designed to effectively cover this basic requirement.

Many farms require a customised mineral supplement. This is usually due to farm-specific forage analyses. Lakeland-Scottish Feeds & Services will correlate and balance according to the production targets set on each farm. The resulting bespoke mineral supplement will be uniquely suited to the client’s system.

Ca P Mg Salt Vit A Vit D3 Vit E Vit B12 Co Mn Cu Zn I Se
% % % % 000’s iu/Kg 000’s iu/Kg 000’s iu/Kg 000’s iu/Kg Mg/Kg Mg/Kg Mg/Kg Mg/Kg Mg/Kg Mg/Kg
Target Dairy * balance 4 5 25 300 100 2 3750 60 5000 1500 6000 400 25
LS Commercial balance 4 5 25 300 80 1 2500 40 4000 1500 4000 400 35
LS Mainline Dry Cow * 4 15 bal 500 120 4 3750 90 6000 1500 8000 400 25
Target Young Stock balance 6 6 25 300 80 2 2500 75 5000 1500 6500 300 35
LS Grower Finisher 27.8 1.5 25 250 60 1 40 3000 1000 3500 150 35
LS Barley Beef Feeder 25 2 30 250 80 1.5 40 3000 1200 3000 150 25
LS Super Cross Ewe ** balance 6 8 30 400 60 4 3750 90 3000 5000 250 25

Target Dairy (IF) *

Originally introduced in 1999 as Mainline Dairy mineral this supplement is a good all round straightforward dairy mineral.

The mineral is fully specified but does not contain any protected sources of trace elements other than Selenium. (part of 25)

We would advise the use of F1 branded minerals for high production dairy cows but for cows where a simple base mineral will suffice, Target Dairy is a good and economic choice.

Feeding Rates: –

Dairy Cows 150-200g (5-7oz)/day
Beef Cows 100-150g (3-5oz)/day

LS Commercial Dairy (IF)

A straightforward traditional dairy mineral with no frills & no Selplex 50 Just Selenite.

Feeding Rates: –

Dairy Cows 150-200g (5-7oz)/day
Beef Cows 100-150g (3-5oz)/day

LS Mainline Dry Cow * (IF)

Successfully introduced in 2004 as a good but more commercial version of the ultra-high quality F1 Dry Cow Build up mineral; this is a less highly specified but excellent mineral capable of delivering good results on all but the highest genetic merit cows. Selenium is partially organic (part of 25).

Feeding Rates: –

Dairy Cows 150-200g (5-7oz)/day
Beef Cows 100-150g (3-5oz)/day

Target Young Stock (FA)

Introduced in 1999 as Mainline Youngstock mineral this supplement is a good all-round supplement for growing heifers. Whilst it has been designed to a lower cost supplement, we have taken care to supply a high Phosphorous level to allow optimum frame development and added Vitamin B12 to aid growth targets.

Feeding Rates: –

Dairy Heifers 75-150g (3-5oz)/day
Beef heifers 75-150g (3-5oz)/day

LS Grower Finisher (FA)

This supplement has been developed for situations where both male (steers) and female calves are reared together and destined for the meat markets.

The level of magnesium is critical for male animals because if fed to excess there will usually be a development of urinary calculi, a condition that can be fatal.

Conversely, heifers need reasonable amounts of magnesium to prevent bone loss and grass staggers (Hypomagnesaemia).

We have opted for a trace magnesium level, but this can be increased if requested.

This is a basic supplement and whilst it will provide an adequate level of cover for beef animals, we would recommend the Target Young Stock mineral for breeding heifers.

Feeding Rates: –

Beef bulls, steers and heifers 75-150g (3-5oz)/day

LS Barley Beef Feeder (IF)

Similar to LS Grower finisher mineral but with Trace magnesium and extra Iron, for intensive fed beef on straw.

Feeding Rates:-

Beef bulls, steers and heifers 75-150g (3-5oz)/day

LS Super Cross Ewe ** (FA)

LS Super Cross ewe is a fully specified sheep mineral designed to balance grass and supply a full dose of Availa Selenium (part of 25). This source of selenium has the highest level of availability of any of the sources that we have come across.

Selenium is central to energy metabolism and we know that lamb survival rates are closely aligned to selenium status.

We have also included a good dose of vitamin B12 to stimulate appetite.

* Contains protected Selenium

** Contains Availamins (Contains 6mg/Kg Availa Selenium)

FA Free access minerals contain waterproofing, spice & molasses.

IF = In Feed mineral

Custom Designed Minerals.

Note:- At Lakeland-Scottish we can formulate any mineral to suit your needs, so if none of these are what you are looking for, just pick up the phone ask for Jerry, and he will do the rest.

We are proud of the work we have done to bring these supplements to the marketplace in the UK and we are confident that any users of these products will not be disappointed.