Frequently Asked Questions

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1. What is Nutrimin?
Nutrimin is an organically chelated trace mineral Complex specifically formulated for maximum bio-availability.

2. What does Nutrimin contain?
Nutrimin contains all the micronutrients for the mineral requirements of ruminants in a protected form of mineral proteinates, amino acids and organic acids.

3. What benefit does Nutrimin provide?
Nutrimin provides trace mineral adequacy for beef and dairy cattle for maximum weight gain and milk production.

4. How does it work?
The mineral nutrients contained in Nutrimin, through a large array of metabolic pathways, effect the animal productive capacity.

For example, low cobalt-proteinates in Nutrimin enhance microbial cell division and the increased proliferation of microbes. This means greater ruminal food digestion efficiency, especially the cellulose breakdown into glucose, providing greater energy and protein input and thus greatly increases animal production levels.

5. When is Nutrimin Applied?
Nutrimin can be administered anytime you handle your livestock. Although the following times are recommended:

  • Pre-Lambing
  • At marking
  • At weaning
  • Prior to joining
  • Prior to feed change
  • During feed shortages
  • Early Spring & Autumn
  • When feed is nutritionally poor

6. How long will a single dose work for?
Eight weeks for moderate deficiencies and six weeks for severe deficiencies of one or more micronutrients.


7. What are the withholding periods?
No withholding period is required with Nutrimin. The organically chelated micronutrients instantly convert microbial proteins, or are absorbed in the rumen, abomasum, small intestines or duodenum.

8. What are the indications for a Nutrimin need?
Inefficient responses to supplementary feeding points to deficiencies or imbalances of micronutrients, also they compromise production and reproduction. Forages are typically low in Zinc, Cobalt, Selenium and Copper.

9. How is the need for Nutrimin Determined?
Micronutrient deficiencies are best assessed from animal parameters rather than dietary parameters. It can be determined from blood serum levels, specific tissue levels or enzyme activity.

10. Why not use mineral salts?
Trace mineral adequacy is difficult to ensure when the only sources are base minerals and inorganic supplements. When production efficiency is modest or specific problems recur frequently, it is most important to take some insurance by supplying Nutrimin in true organic form.

11. Why doesn’t mineral salt work?
The reason for this is that the mineral elements are directly antagonistic to each other and in the inorganic salt form, also have diverse adsorption antagonists (such as the phytates, oxalates, phosphates, sulphides and various fibre factions). Specific minerals compete for the same adsorption pathways and hence an excess of one mineral can impede uptake of others (i.e., competition between Zinc – Calcium, Iron, Phosphorous – Sulphur, Selenium – Sulphur and Copper – Molybdenum.

12. How does Nutrimin eliminate nutrient antagonism?
Trace elements in Nutrimin are stable, pre-complexed entities and are resistant to precipitation as an insoluble end-production reaction. Yet these trace elements in Nutrimin are readily available for high level of adsorption and use within the animal.

13. How is Nutrimin applied?
Nutrimin may be applied as a drench through a metered pump into the troughs, or as a drip into an olga after grain-crushing. Nutrimin Pasture Spray may be applied at any pasture growth stage when additional benefits of increased nitrogen fixation and organic matter decomposition will result.

14. Pack sizes Nutrimin?
Nutrimin is available in 20Lt; 200Lt and 1000Lt tanks (IBCs)

15. Handling and Storage of Nutrimin?
Normal precautions should be taken during application to avoid eye and skin contact (please read label for more details). Store below 300 C (room temperature) in the closed original container, in a dry, well ventilated area. Do not store for prolonged periods in direct sunlight. Keep container tightly closed.

16. What proof that Nutrimin is this good?
For the last fifteen years a growing body of evidence reflects positive production and nutritional responses to organic materials when included as a balanced adequate diet by conversional standard.

17. Do dairy cows need Nutrimin?
Throughout lactation, demand for minerals must be satisfied daily to maintain production and avoid metabolic disorders.

18. What about high-producing dairy cows and Nutrimin?
These animals have high feed intake and are often fed higher levels of grain supplements. Demands on their body reserves for minerals are higher and extra insurance must be taken when fortifying dietary minerals with Nutrimin.

19. When should Nutrimin be used for high-producing Dairy cows?
Nutrimin is extremely valuable in the transition, early lactation phase and an ongoing basis for high-producing dairy cows.

20. What does Nutrimin do for high producing dairy cows?
Supplementing organic minerals with Nutrimin ensures that the cows have adequate reserve for an effective immune response, tissue repair and synthesis or reproductive hormones.

21. What response is anticipated from Nutrimin?
Nutrimin provides a trouble free transition from calving to lactation and an uninterrupted breeding program.

22. What does Nutrimin represent for Dairy Enterprises?
Organic minerals in Nutrimin represent a safe cost effective means of promoting trouble free production through using the cow’s full immune response capacity. It is a viable, convenient method of delivering necessary mineral supplements for high-producing dairy cows.