FOUNDATION® Dairy Premixes

 

FOUNDATION® dairy premixes are designed for lactating cow rations where vitamin and trace mineral requirements are not met by other supplements or minerals, and are available in four different calcium to phosphorus ratios.

About the Product

 

Choice of Four Ca : P Ratios


FOUNDATION Dairy Premixes come in four different calcium to phosphorus ratios: 1:1, 2:1, 3:1 and 14:1. These different levels help balance mineral requirements for animals fed either high levels of corn silage, or a mixture of corn silage and alfalfa hay/haylage.

High Trace Mineral Fortification


FOUNDATION Dairy Premixes are designed for feeding programs where no other trace mineral fortification is added. Trace minerals such as selenium, copper, zinc and cobalt are essential for proper nutrient utilization and performance.

High Vitamin A, D and E Fortification


FOUNDATION Dairy Premixes are formulated for feeding programs where no other vitamin fortification is added. Proper vitamin supplementation results in better utilization of minerals for improved health and performance.

Quality Ingredients, Balanced Formulation


FOUNDATION Dairy Premixes help you achieve excellent animal performance, milk production, conception and feed efficiency.

 

IMPORTANCE OF MINERALS

Calcium:

  • Bone formation
  • Milk production
  • Transmission of nerve impulses
  • Muscle excitability
  • Cardiac regulation
  • Blood clotting
  • Activation of enzymes

Phosphorus:

  • Bone formation
  • Milk production
  • Energy metabolism
  • Component of blood buffer system
  • Reproduction performance

Magnesium:

  • Skeletal development
  • Neuromuscular transmission
  • Enzyme systems

Potassium:

  • Osmotic pressure regulation
  • Water balance
  • Nerve impulse conduction
  • Muscle contractions
  • Oxygen and carbon dioxide transport
  • Enzyme systems

 

 

Nutrient Analysis

Nutrient

#20C7
FOUNDATION®
Dairy Premix
1

#20C8
FOUNDATION®
Dairy Premix
2

#20C9
FOUNDATION®
Dairy Premix
3

#20D0
FOUNDATION®
Dairy Premix
A

Calcium (Ca), min-max %

14.4-17.2

18.0-21.6

20.2-24.2

25.2-30.2

Phosphorus (P), min %

16.0

10.0

7.3

2.0

Salt (NaCl), min-max %

2.8-3.3

2.8-3.3

2.8-3.3

2.8-3.3

Magnesium (Mg), min %

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

Potassium (K), min %

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

Selenium (Se), min ppm

15.0

15.0

15.0

15.0

Zinc (Zn), min ppm

4,650

4,650

4,650

4,650

Copper (Cu), min ppm

1,001

1,001

1,001

1,001

Cobalt (Co), min ppm

42.0

42.0

42.0

42.0

Iodine (I), min ppm

67.0

67.0

67.0

67.0

Manganese (Mn), min ppm

4,650

4,650

4,650

4,650

Vitamin A, min, IU/lb.

226,650

226,650

226,650

226,650

Vitamin D, min, IU/lb.

56,670

56,670

56,670

56,670

Vitamin E, min, IU/lb.

737

737

737

737

Feeding Directions

 

Use Foundation Dairy Premix 1 in a forage program consisting of corn silage and alfalfa hay/haylage mixture. Include Foundation Dairy Premix 1 at a rate of 0.6 to 1.0 pound (10.0 to 16.0 ounces) per head daily.

Use Foundation Dairy Premix 2 in a forage program consisting of a high level of corn silage and/or low calcium grass hay/haylage. Include Foundation Dairy Premix 2 at the rate of 0.6 to 1.0 pound (10.0 to 16.0 ounces) per head daily.

Use Foundation Dairy Premix 3 in a forage program consisting of predominantly corn silage. Include Foundation Dairy Premix 3 at the rate of 0.6 to 1.0 pound (10.0 to 16.0 ounces) per head daily.

Use Foundation Dairy Premix A in a low calcium forage program consisting of corn silage or grass hay/haylage. It can also be used when high phosphorus containing commodities, such as corn gluten feed, are in the ration. Include Foundation Dairy Premix A at the rate of 0.6 to 1.0 pound (10.0 to 16.0 ounces) per head daily.

Follow the Milkcheck™ Dairy Ration feeding schedule recommendations. Provide fresh, clean water at all times. 

Caution

These products, which contains added copper, must not be fed to sheep or related species that have a low tolerance level to copper.  These products have been formulated specifically for dairy cattle and are not intended for other species.

Product Number

#20C7—Foundation® Dairy Premix 1
#20C8—Foundation® Dairy Premix 2
#20C9—Foundation® Dairy Premix 3
#20D0—Foundation® Dairy Premix A