Toxic levels of nitrate in livestock feed can cause reduced production and poison unborn and mature animals, causing abortion or death. Normally, feed does not contain enough nitrate to make it toxic. However, when conditions interfere with the growing cycle, like drought, hail, and frost, nitrate can accumulate in plants. Even then, forage from these plants can sometimes safely be fed to livestock, if proper precautions are taken.
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The final step to profitable alfalfa production is to set goals for forage quality and use the appropriate harvest techniques.READ MORE
Most multivitamins and many dietary supplements contain Vitamin K. Both types, K1 and K2 are used, but K3 is not allowed in humans because it has been shown to damage hepatic cells in laboratory studies. However, Vitamin K3 is allowed in certain animal feed formulations. Download our White Paper to learn more.READ MORE