More-mag has a role in NZ Agriculture. New Zealand has more than 4 million dairy cows, exporting more than 90% of the milk produced. This makes dairy farming hugely important to New Zealand agriculture. Dairy cows in NZ are predominantly in a grazing system, and NZ dairy farmers are renowned worldwide for being agricultural leaders in milk production from pasture.
The vast majority of NZ dairy cows calve in spring, and even though the climate is classed as temperate, metabolics from magnesium and calcium deficiency are common. For more than 15 years, More-mag has been trusted by NZ dairy vets and NZ dairy farmers to aid in the prevention of metabolics, and the reduction of clinical signs of magnesium deficiency.
More-mag has independent research trials to show that the magnesium in More-mag lasts for longer than traditional forms of magnesium. One oral drench dose will last for up to 10 days which makes More-mag a strategic tool in the agricultural toolbox. Identifying and dosing just the dairy cows “at-risk” of being downer cows makes More-mag cost-effective for any farm in NZ. And, because its not a daily drench, there is minimal human interference pre-calving which is ideal for the NZ desire of easy care agriculture.
You can get more-mag from your local Veterinarian, RD1, PGG Wrightson, Farmlands or CRT store. You can also buy on-line from Animal Supplies.
More-mag has undergone independent research trials, and a summary of some of the trial data is published in the tech manual above. More-mag has been trusted by dairy farmers around New Zealand for more than 20 years because it consistently works, year after year, after year.
5 reasons why you should use More-mag.
1. One dose pre-calving aids in the prevention of downer cows from magnesium deficiency. Use more-mag to aid in the prevention of magnesium metabolics that are both clinical (the cows that actually go down) and sub-clinical (where she is deficient, but might not actually fall over).
2. Every case of magnesium metabolics will reduce milk production – Use More-mag to reduce the impact of magnesium deficiency on milk production.
3. Strategic dosing makes More-mag cost effective – save one cow and its more than paid for itself
Choose older cows
Choose cows with a history of metabolics
Choose cows due to calve when bad weather is predicted
Choose cows being induced
4. More-mag is easy to use – 1 dose gives up to 10 days of a cows magnesium requirements pre-calving and during lactation
5. More-mag is endorsed by dairy vets and farmers around the country because it works!
More-mag Trial Data
More-mag benefits all cattle breeds to aid in the prevention and treatment of magnesium deficiency. A number of independent trials have been run with More-mag, and a selection of those are detailed in the Technical Manual. You can contact us or any of the suppliers of More-mag for an in-depth chat about these trials.
Magnesium deficiency is more likely to occur at calving, when there is a huge demand on the cow (across all cattle breeds) both in the birthing process and then the demands of milk production. Dairy cows do however tend to have a higher rate of metabolics from magnesium deficiency than beef cattle breeds because dairy cows are bred to produce much greater quantities of milk.
If you would like a hardcopy of the Technical Manual, call us on 09 274 7676, e-mail on [email protected] or fax 09 620 8797, and we will send one out to you
You can purchase More-Mag Dairy at all Vet practices and Rural Supplies Stores, including those listed below.
If they don’t have it on the shelf, ask them to contact us to get supplies in or you can contact us directly by emailing us , calling on 09 274 7676 or fax 09 620 8797