What are the benefits?
What are the benefits?
StayDry Hy-Mag key benefits include:
- Improved rumen function by balancing mineral profile
- Improved feed conversion
- Improve muscle and nerve function
- Improved growth rates
- Help with rumen development
- Reduced risk of grass tetany
- Reduced scours
Grass tetany is the common name for the clinical disease associated with low levels of magnesium in the blood. Although this is mainly recognised as a cattle disease, it does occur in sheep, particularly in older lactating ewes. Ironically it is not always because the pasture is deficient in magnesium. It often occurs when the pastures have a mineral imbalance causing a reduction in absorption efficiency of magnesium. This is typically due to an excess of one or both potassium and non-protein nitrogen within pasture, which is commonly seen in lush green pastures and grazing cereals. Excesses of potassium and non-protein nitrogen, combined with a deficiency or excess of sodium, blocks the uptake of magnesium in the rumen.
Magnesium deficiency commonly occurs during late pregnancy or lactation as magnesium requirements increase. It is often associated with low levels of calcium and can be triggered by stress or reduced feed intake.
Importance of Hy-D and magnesium
Vitamin D plays a role in mineral absorption and mobilisation, immunity and energy production. It is well known that in winter there is an absence of Vitamin D. This is further exacerbated by pastures containing factors such as an excess of beta-Carotene and unbalanced mineral ratios.
Magnesium is a key component for turning stored Vitamin D into active Vitamin D. When magnesium is deficient this process is impaired. StayDry Hy-Mag Utilise includes Hy-D and highly bioavailable magnesium to ensure optimum active Vitamin D levels, which then enables calcium and phosphorus mobilisation.
Hy-D (25-hydroxycholecalciferol) is more bio available from the diet than Vitamin D3. As a result, animals are able to more efficiently absorb the Hy-D and can then produce more of the active Vitamin D in the body. Improved Vitamin D status means greater bioavailability of the critical minerals, calcium and phosphorus.
Magnesium is a key component for turning stored Vitamin D into active Vitamin D. When magnesium is deficient this process is impaired. StayDry Hy-Mag includes Hy-D and highly bioavailable magnesium to ensure optimum active Vitamin D levels, which then enables calcium and phosphorus mobilisation.
Directions for Use
Direction for use:
When to use
- High performance pastures
- Fodder crops
- Pastures post drought
- Break in season
- Wet, windy, cloudy periods
How to feed
- Feeding rate for cattle: 50g/day for a 500kg live weight animal
- Feeding rate for sheep: 10g/day for a 60kg live weight animal.
- Pack size: 20 kg bag
- WHP: Nil
- ESI: Nil
- Antibiotic free
- Hormone free
- Grain free
- Urea free
The StayDry™ product range is owned and manufactured by DSM Nutritional Products Australia Pty Limited. Bayer Australia Limited’s Animal Health business offers a technical service to support the StayDry product range. For any technical questions about the StayDry products please contact the Bayer Grow customer care line on 1800 678 368. For any product related issues please contact DSM on +61 2 6922 7015.