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LAUNCH YOUR COW’S LACTATION TO NEW HEIGHTS WITH REASHURE®

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ReaShure® Precision Release Choline is encapsulated choline, protected from rumen degradation through a proprietary process and delivered to the small intestine where it is absorbed. Choline is an essential nutrient for the health and well-being of animals and humans.

For cows, launch is the transition period. A smooth transition can boost peak milk production, increasing the altitude from which the glide path of her lactation begins.

RESULTS

  • Higher peak milk production
  • 2.1 kg (4.6 lbs)/cow/day more milk
  • 635 kg (1,403 lbs)/cow for entire lactation

New research from the University of Florida shows cows consuming a transition ration containing ReaShure had higher peaks and produced an additional 2.1 kg (4.6 lbs) of milk per day compared to cows that did not consume ReaShure. That would mean an additional 1,403 (635 kg) lbs of milk for that lactation

For cows, launch is the transition period. A smooth transition can boost peak milk production, increasing the altitude from which the glide path of her lactation begins.Through advancements in nutrient delivery technologies, we can now meet the choline requirement for the transition cow, helping to optimize liver function, reducing the risk of metabolic disorders and supporting fertility, milk yield and overall health.

KEY ADVANTAGES

  • Supports Fat Metabolism – Cows experience hormonal changes and negative energy balance around calving time which causes fat to be mobilized from body stores.
  • Supports Milk Fat Synthesis – The cow’s liver uses choline to package the mobilized fat into very low density lipoproteins (VLDL) which are then transported to the mammary gland and used as a fuel source or synthesized into milk fat.
  • Reduces Ketosis – If cows are deficient in choline, fat cannot be transported out of the liver and is stored there. Because the liver has limited ability to store fat it is diverted toward the production of ketones which enter the blood stream and may elevate to the point of toxicity (ketosis), causing reduced feed intake and consequently reduces milk yield.
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Which ice melt that fits your needs?

Winter is here! Find the best Ice Melt to suit yours and your customers needs.

Use our comparison chart to find an Ice Melt to match your needs.

Ice Melt Comparison Chart 2018

Contact your Account Manager to place your order.

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Get the quality kelp your herd prefers

All kelp is not created equal

Seaweed species. Harvesting. Processing. Storage.
There are a lot of factors that impact the quality of your Kelp Meal. Discover the Acadian difference that delivers the quality Kelp Meal your herd prefers.

Who is Acadian Seaplants?

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The Reality of New Crop Corn

Top 3 New Crop Corn Challenges:

1/ Hard running mill (temperature & amperage spikes)

2/ Reduction in mill throughput

3/ Poor pellet quality and durability

New Crop Corn can often be a challenge to pellet. Typically, pellet mills run harder and are more prone to choke, which causes overall productivity to decrease with the introduction of New Crop Corn. A build up on the die associated with early corn can slow throughput and wreak havoc on pellet durability, leading to poor pellet quality.

New Crop Corn is often higher in moisture, and while this may contribute to the problem there seems to be more to it since higher moisture corn at other times of the year does not seem to pellet as hard. There may be something related to it’s ‘newness’ that causes this, specific to developing starch and sugars in the corn.

PellTech has proven to smooth out hard running mills and increase throughput, while still maintaining a high-quality pellet. It is a unique pelleting aid that keeps the die surface clean and free-running in order to maximize mill productivity, which is especially important during a difficult New Crop Corn season.

Inclusion rates of PellTech as low as 0.3% have been effective in helping pellet New Crop Corn feeds. This includes feeds such as pig starters and feeds that are high in DDGS and/or urea.

Tired of your pellet mill choking up?
Looking for better throughput?

Contact your Account Manager to discuss a Pellet Mill Trial at your location:

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Reduce dust on gravel roads, parking lots, yards and laneways

Dust on unpaved surfaces can create hazardous conditions and drain your maintenance budget.

The Calcium Chloride Advantage

  • Increase visibility, providing safer driving conditions.
  • Minimize damage to vehicles. An unpaved surface emits dust causing the surface to deteriorate over time, producing loose aggregate, potholes, ridges, and ruts. Loose aggregate can crack windshields, chip paint, break headlights and damage suspension systems.
  • Promote a healthier environment by controlling airborne dust.
  • Result in fewer dust-related complaints from area residents and businesses.
  • Reduce material, labor, fuel, and equipment maintenance costs, and residents’ vehicle maintenance and repair costs.

How it Works

When DOWFLAKE™ Xtra is applied to gravel surfaces, moisture is drawn from the air to help keep the surface damp and binds dust particles to the gravel, even in hot and dry conditions.

Application Rates 

DOWFLAKE™ Xtra 83-87% Calcium Chloride’s higher concentration provides a lower application rate than conventional 77-80% calcium chloride flake.

 Packaging 

60 x 20kg Bags  |  1 x 1000kg Totes

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Water-Soluble Electrolyte Mix

Temperature Extremes. Transportation. Vaccinations. Illness.
Are you prepared for summer stressors?

MIN-HY is a highly water-soluble mixture that provides electrolytes and trace elements for poultry, swine, cattle, sheep, and horses. When added to drinking water it helps maintain normal body functions during times of stress. It is specially formulated to disperse readily intro drinking water and remain in suspension. Its light green colouring makes it easy to see whether it is flowing through your watering system properly. Even after 24 hours the only evidence of MIN-HY in the water is the green tint!

MIN-HY – Water Soluble Electrolyte - 10kg Pail

Mixing Directions:

227 grams of MIN-HY per 485 litres of drinking water

Proportions:

1:100 – mix 1.2 kgs of MIN-HY per 10 litres of water to make the stock solution

Have an Inquiry About MIN-HY?

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Tips for Feeding Summer Birds

Long warm days give backyard birders more time to observe feeders and see many different hungry visitors, especially in northern areas when there is a greater variety. During the summer months, birds are in their breeding plumage, making identification easier and more colourful birds! We’ve gathered some tips to make sure your summer bird feeding program is enjoyable for both you and your guests:

 

  1. Feed
  • Sunflower black oil seeds, coarse chips, or medium chips are the most popular option for a wide range of bird species. Nyjer will also attract finches, while mixed seed caters to different songbird species.
  • Peanuts are popular with jays, chickadees, titmice, and nuthatches, and they can be offered in platform feeders. Avoid seasoned, flavored, or coated nuts, as they are unsafe for wild birds.
  • Hang feeders in shaded areas to minimize seed spoiling and help keep birds cool, encouraging them to stay longer.
  • Choose mesh or open feeder styles that allow airflow and will dry out quicker if the seed gets damp.
  • Use baffles or covers to keep seed from getting soaked during rainstorms.
  1. Safety
  • Discourage neighborhood cats from visiting your yard to protect ground feeding birds and young fledglings.
  • Birds have a difficult time seeing glass. Instead, they see the reflection of the sky and plants. Protect birds from window strikes by positioning feeders carefully and using decals and/or anti-reflective techniques.
  • Discard any seed that has spoiled and clean your feeder to avoid spreading disease. You can follow our cleaning guide HERE.
  1. Water
  • Adding a freshwater source is one of the quickest ways to attract birds to your yard. Incorporate a birdbath or fountain to attract species that need water but do not frequently visit feeders. When refilling your birdbath, be sure to dump out stagnant water instead of just adding more.
  • Place water feature away from feeders to prevent any spilled seed from landing in the water.
  • Clean your birdbaths and fountains 2-3 times a week depending on how many birds are using it, or as soon as you see discoloration of the water.

 

Happy birding!

References

Myntz, Melissa 2019, Summer Bird Feeding, The Spruce, accessed 25 July 2019
https://www.thespruce.com/summer-bird-feeding-386551

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Combat fly season with Garlic

Essential Garlic Essence™ Dry can be combined into premixes, minerals or top dressed to cut fly counts on cattle, equine and swine. Garlic contains a natural sulphur compound which works as a natural insect repellent that is emitted through skin after consumption. For optimal results, start feeding 3 weeks prior to fly season to allow time for absorption.

Dry Garlic Essence has the effect of fresh garlic juice….made from garlic oil, not dried product, for the most effective and long lasting taste. Available in 20kg Pails, it is free-flowing and easy to use.

Benefits & Uses

  • Enhances palatability
  • Antibacterial, antimicrobial, aids in respiratory health
  • Can be fed all year round when included in a feed, supplement, mineral or salt to maintain a consistent taste to the animal in the feedstuff all year long

Feeding Rate:

  • Use at a 1-2 kg rate in complete feeds
  • Use at a 2-3 kg rate in supplements, minerals, and salts

Recommended Species:

Garlic in the News

Canadian Cattlemen | Garlic is worth its salt for fly control

https://www.canadiancattlemen.ca/2017/06/30/garlic-is-worth-its-salt-for-fly-control/

The Western Producer | Rancher uses garlic to keep flies at bay

https://www.producer.com/2012/08/rancher-uses-garlic-to-keep-flies-at-bay%E2%80%A9/

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Squirrels vs Bird Feeders

DETER or ACCEPT, which approach do you take with your squirrels?

1. Deterrence – BLOCK & SCHEME
There are several products on the market designed to help you keep squirrels out of bird feeders. Skip to Approach #2 if you struggle with patience. Approach #1 will likely require some trial and error. 

Here’s an overview of a few popular options:

    • Invest in a squirrel proof feeder. There is a number on the market to choose from. Cons: The squirrels trying to get into the feeder can scare the birds away.
    • Invest in a pole that is designed to prevent squirrels from climbing OR squirrel proof existing poles by attaching a Torpedo or Wrap Around Baffle. Note: Make sure that the baffle is placed high enough that the squirrels can’t jump past it!
    • Hang bird feeders in a hard to reach area. For example, string fishing line between 2 trees and hang the bird feeder in the middle. Make sure there are no branches close enough for the squirrels to jump from (min. 10 ft). Choose a wire gauge that is suitable for the weight of your feeder while full. Don’t opt for a rope as the squirrels can still traverse to the feeder.

2. Acceptance – SET UP A DESIGNATED SQUIRREL ZONE
Squirrels are relentless and don’t understand why they can’t have the delicious food you’ve put out. Even if you manage to keep squirrels from getting your birdseed, they are likely going to scare away the birds trying. Limiting which nature you attract into your yard is hard when birds and squirrels enjoy similar diets. You can, however, guide squirrels away from your birdseed by designating a zone for them! Our Account Manager, Larry, has shared his squirrel friendly setup below. He opts for peanuts in the feeders shared with squirrels and reserves birdseed for bird specific feeders.

Photo’s by Larry Bell, Account Manager, Pestell Minerals & Ingredients.

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Windsor Cobalt Block: New Blue Dye

New Blue, Same Mineral Composition

Windsor is changing the blue colour of their Cobalt Salt Block. The current food-grade colouring Windsor uses in their Cobalt Blocks has become scarce in supply globally. To prevent product shortages, they have sourced a new colouring agent to produce these blocks. Please be assured that NO MINERAL INGREDIENT CHANGES have been made.

You will begin to see the new-coloured block in your shipments shortly.

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