26 May 2015
Fieldays Product Launch:
New dairy mineral blend ticks all the boxes
As mineral deficiencies continue to cost dairy farmers time, money, livestock and lost production, a unique new mineral
blend is offering a comprehensive, cost-effective solution.
Developed specifically for New Zealand dairying by BEC Feed Solutions, Main Stay Macro Minerals, delivers key
nutritional minerals in a convenient, palatable, accurate and dust-free blend. And, because it incorporates the
revolutionary Bolifor Mag 33 and MGP+ Magnesium products, farmers won’t have to worry about pasture dusting again,
consequently saving valuable time and labour costs.
Main Stay Macro Minerals is being officially launched by BEC at next month’s Mystery Creek Fieldays, in advance of
spring calving peak requirements.
Designed to be added via commercially manufactured feed blends, feed wagons, or through on-farm mineral dispensing
units, Main Stay Macro Minerals is available in four different formulations;
Main Stay Original – features Magnesium in the form of Bolifor® Mag33 (vital nutrient to help prevent grass staggers and milk fever),
Calcium in the form of Calcium Carbonate (essential nutrient for skeletal growth, nerve and muscle function), and
Sodium, provided as salt (essential for animal health and production).
Main Stay + Rumensin® – features the base Main Stay Original minerals, plus Monensin, to encourage increased milk protein production. Also
works as an aid in the control of ketosis and in the prevention and control of coccidiosis caused by Eimeria bovis & Eimeria Zuernii, and as an aid in the prevention of bloat.
Main Stay + Phosphorus – features the base Main Stay Original minerals, plus Phosphorus, which is important for skeletal growth and rumen
function. Phosphorus supplementation is particularly recommended when high levels of maize silage or fodder beet are
fed. Phosphorus is also recommended pre-calving.
Main Stay + Phosphorus + Rumensin® – a fully comprehensive blend, comprising the base Main Stay Original minerals, plus Phosphorus and Monensin.
BEC says these vital minerals help overcome mineral deficiencies associated with low nutritional levels in supplied feed
at key times throughout the year.
“We’ve developed Main Stay Macro Minerals specifically with New Zealand dairying in mind, on the back of our phenomenal
success with theBolifor® Magnesium range” says Trina Parker, Country Manager, BEC Feed Solutions NZ.
“Like all our products, Main Stay Macro Minerals is scientifically-backed, incorporates the highest quality ingredients,
and is designed to optimise the nutritional health of animals.”
“We look forward to introducing Main Stay Macro Minerals to dairy farmers at Fieldays and to sharing its benefits as a
convenient and accurate means of supplementing herds with the essential minerals Magnesium, Calcium, and Sodium, plus
the optional additions of Rumensin and Phosphorus, for added peace of mind. Farmers are beginning to recognise the
importance of adding Phosphorus, but until now the options have been limited,” adds Ms Parker.
Main Stay Macro Minerals is dust free, easy to use and ensures accurate dosing. It contains 20g of Magnesium per cow
per day, and because it features Bolifor® Mag33 - a palatable form of Magnesium supplementation - cows are less likely
to refuse it.
Main Stay Macro Minerals samples will be on display throughout Fieldays at the BEC stand, located in the Mystery Creek
Pavilion, Stand PE28. Fielday visitors will receive a free quick-reference dosage rate guide, making on-farm
calculations even easier and accurate.
Product experts will be available at Fieldays to offer technical advice and support relating to Main Stay Macro
Minerals, plus the full range of BEC nutritional products, including the Bolifor® Magnesium range.
Main Stay Macro Minerals will be available nationwide in 500 or 1000 kg bags from BEC. Customers can order BEC products
at Fieldays to take advantage of Fieldays special deals. For more information see www.becfeedsolutions.co.nz
or call 0800 BEC 001.