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Frequently Asked Questions

What is MineralBoost?

MineralBoost is a patented rumen dispersible granule containing high quality calcium, magnesium and sodium.

 


What are the benefits of the rumen dispersible granule?

MineralBoost is designed to have the benefits of a granule during mixing and freight (less dust, less segregation, less waste), while dispersing into super-fine bio-available powder once inside the rumen.


How does the new rumen dispersible granule (RDG) technology increase efficacy?

MineralBoost continues to advance mineral supplementation technology and offers the benefits of less dust, reduced mineral/feed segregation and convenience over powder blends. The RDG behaves like a granule during freight and mixing, and like a super-fine powder once in the rumen.


What MineralBoost options are available?

The MineralBoost range comprises of: Classic, Max, Rumensin, Bovatec, Hi-Mag, Zinc and the Pre-Calve Blend. Please refer to the Product Range page for more information on which product is best suited to your requirements.


What is the difference between MineralBoost Rumensin and MineralBoost Bovatec?

There is a diversity of opinion amongst dairy farmers as to which ionophore they prefer. Therefore, we offer both options. Both Elanco and Zoetis have done extensive research on their respective products and we can provide that information where required.


Why is the dose rate constantly 200 grams when we are feeding cows at different feed rates?

200 grams is based on average NZ cow sizes and diets. Alternative rates should be discussed based on specific situations such as highly productive or larger cows.


If I am feeding 2kg of finished feed including MineralBoost, can I double the feed rate to 4kg if I feel my stock need extra feed?

It is recommended that customers seek advice from their nutrition advisor before altering feed rates within a ration that includes any additive.


Where is the product made?

MineralBoost is manufactured in the Waikato and sent to Mt Maunganui for stringent QA testing before being released to market. 


MineralBoost degrades very fast when near moisture, does this mean the product needs to be stored differently?

Even though the MineralBoost bags are laminated, it is recommended that MineralBoost is stored in a dry area and off the ground, completely away from moisture.


Is MineralBoost available in bulk?

To avoid any contamination or degradation risk, MineralBoost is available in batch traced 25kg and 1T bulk bags or bulk blended into your feed by your supplier.


Where can I get MineralBoost?

MineralBoost is available from most rural retailers in either 25kg or 1 tonne bulk bags. MineralBoost is also available to be blended into feed rations through most feed suppliers. Call 0800 466 736 for more information or contact us via email.


What sort of quality assurance process is in place?

MineralBoost includes only premium ingredients from reputable suppliers. MineralBoost is routinely tested for heavy metals, mineral content, degradation qualities and traceable by batch number.


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