How Much Supplemental Vitamins do Cows Really Need?

Published on: 03/07/2019
Author/s : Bill Weiss / Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University.

Introduction Historically, most nutritionists have given little consideration to the cost of vitamins A, D, and E. Cows needed them and even at high supplementation rates, cost per cow per day was reasonable. However, because of a fire at a chemical factory in late 2017, worldwide production of feed grade vitamin A has been reduced by more than 40%. Production of vitamin E has also been reduced b...

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March 7, 2019

Worth reading article for nutritionists, as well as farm managers, to maintain the health of their productive herd.

Shifali Sharma Shifali Sharma
April 3, 2019

Vitamins like minerals are essential nutrients for cattle. As a group, they are involved in all aspects of the animal’s metabolism including growth, reproduction and health. There are two general classes of vitamins. These include the water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins. The water-soluble ones include the B vitamins and vitamin C. Fat-soluble vitamins include A, D, E and K.

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