What does lime flour do for my dairy cows?

To prevent milk fever in dairy cows, start dosing immediately after calving for at least 4 days (colostrum period) and continue for several weeks or months. The dose rate is generally 100 -300g per cow per day.

To use as a drench, mix one part fine ground lime with four parts water. Stir regularly and flush equipment after use.

To dose calcium deficient cows, fine ground lime can be added to maize or field cereals at a rate of 50 -300g per cow per day or add to feed at a rate of 60 – 120g per kg of feed on a wet basis.
DO NOT FEED TO COWS IN THE LAST TWO MONTHS OF PREGNANCY.

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