Trace elements are minerals such as copper, selenium, cobalt and iodine and are essential for life. Optimal flock and herd performance depends on trace elements being supplied correctly.
Blood sampling for trace elements is an extremely useful tool to assess what your pasture provides and if we need to supplement your livestock further.
Cattle can be blood tested over the grazing season or at housing before any supplements are given.
Pre-tupping is the ideal time to blood test sheep so we have time to supplement if necessary before the breeding season.
We will take blood samples from a minimum of 6 animals and send these to the lab to be tested. Results will be analysed by a vet who will then give you guidance on the best steps to take.
Call us if you wish to discuss the importance of trace elements further or to book in for your trace element blood testing.