ACADIAN DRIED KELP SEAWEED MEAL [25KG]SKU: #04-KELP
As a rich source of prebiotics and nutrients, Acadian Kelp® products provide animals and soil with the biological building blocks they need to thrive.
- Ascophyllum Nodosum seaweed, commonly known as Norwegian Kelp, Common Wrack or Rockweed, is a brown seaweed which grows along the North Atlantic shorelines of Canada and Europe.
- The seaweed is harvested off the cold, clean coast of Nova Scotia, Canada using environmentally sound hand harvesting techniques to safeguard the natural resource and to ensure only Ascophyllum Nodosum is harvested.
- The company's rigorous quality control standards and passive solar drying techniques preserve the maximum benefits of the live seaweed.
The Kelp Solution
Modern intensive farming practices have resulted in soils with deficiencies that are reflected in the low nutritional content of grasses and grains grown on these soils, and in the health of animals raised and maintained on these crops. Lush and otherwise nutritious grasses may fail to supply the needs of animals because certain trace elements are missing. Animals have finely balanced needs for trace elements: too little produces deficiency symptoms, too much may be toxic.
The problems associated with oversupplying trace elements can be avoided by using kelp as the source because it provides trace elements in a naturally balanced form.
Kelp As A Feed Supplement
Ascophyllum Nodosum seaweed has been used for centuries as a natural source feed supplement. Today, thanks to modern processing technology, the benefits of Ascophyllum Nodosum seaweed are available in cost-effective granular form which can be conveniently added into the regular feeding program.
Ascophyllum Nodosum contains over 60 minerals and elements, more than 12 vitamins, including Carotene, Tocopherol and Folic Acid; valuable carbohydrates including Alginic Acid, Laminarin and Mannitol, as well as a full range of Amino Acids.
Benefits of Kelp Meal
The regular use of Ascophyllum Nodosum Kelp Meal as a supplement helps increase the utilisation of all the ingredients in the complete feed ration, improving the overall health and performance of animals.
Observations by farmers and breeders, as well as controlled testing, indicate the following benefits from feeding Ascophyllum Nodosum Kelp Meal.
Dairy and Beef Cattle
more efficient feed utilisation, less feed required
increases regularity of heat cycles
improves rate of conceptions and healthy births
fewer problems caused by dietary deficiencies such as mastitis, retained placenta, milk fever, abortions and infertility. Milk fever can be averted by feeding Ascophyllum Nodosum Kelp Meal 3-4 months before calving.
increases milk yield
increases butterfat content in milk
increases iodine and Vitamin A content in milk
minimizes production losses during stress periods
prolongs lactation periods
increases hemoglobin content in blood
Poultry - Layers and Breeders
increases hatchability of eggs
reduces blood spots
increases iodine content of eggs
increases yolk pigmentation
more uniform shell texture with reduced breakage
increased laying period in older hens
rapid gains for earlier marketing
increases loin length and size
larger loin eyes
reduces back fat
reduces internal parasites
increases birth rate
better quality wool
increases birth rate
increases weight gains on less feed for meat goats
increases milk yield for dairy goats
increases fertility in brood mares
reduces incidence of cracked hooves
minimizes stable vices and nervous habits
increases resistance to infection and reduces healing time for injuries
Kelp Meal is an effective way to provide animals with a naturally balanced feed supplement. Kelp Meal can be mixed directly when the feed is ground and blended. When direct mixing is not possible, top dressing Kelp Meal onto the feed is recommended. For all range animals the free choice method is most practical.
Under normal conditions Kelp Meal should be mixed in at 2-2.5% of the feed ration. Young animals should receive 1% of the feed ration.
Where deficiencies may exist or animals are under stress conditions, use at the rate of up to 5% of the feed ration.
Cattle: 55-140 gm per day; free choice for Range Cattle.
Heifers and Calves: 25-55 gm per day.
Horses: 14 gm per day.
Sheep and Goats: 2% of ration.
Swine: Free choice or 25 kg per metric tonne of complete ration.
Chickens, Broilers, Layers: 1% of total feed.
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