- Improves the milk production.
- Improves the growth rate in young ones.
- Prevents milk-fever, rickets, osteoporosis.
- Prevents calcium deficiency during lactation.
- Helps to form strong bones.
- Prevents negative energy balance.
1 litre of milk at 4.0% milkfat contains approximately 1.22 grams of calcium. As the milkfat and milk protein percentage increase so does the amount of calcium per litre.
Dietary calcium requirements therefore increase with both increase in volume produced and increase in milksolids percent.