Kelp Meal – Animal Feed Supplement

Introduction

Kelp Meal is an animal feed supplement made from the seaplant Ascophyllum nodosom. It is harvested from the seaweed from the cold, clean waters of the Maine coast. The live plant is quickly dried at a low temperature to preserve its valuable vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids, and alginates. Kelp meal is a naturally balanced supplement containing over 100 micronutrients. It fulfills the requirements in animals for trace elements that are often lacking in land-grown feeds and pastures (due to erosion or leaching), and standard mineral mixes.

Kelp Meal as a Supplement

Kelp meal is a rich and dependable source of 60 minerals and elements including iodine, 21 amino acids, and 12 vitamins (including A, C, B12, thiamin, and vitamin E or tocopherol). Because the minerals are in plant tissue they are easily digested and assimilated. Many of the trace minerals contained in SeaLife are essential for producing enzymes which in turn promote healthy body functions.

At the recommended feeding rates kelp meal is highly economical to use – one to two percent of the feed ration translates to pennies per day. Our processing techniques and packaging help to maintain product integrity over time.

Available Sizes:

50-lb bags

25-lb pails with resealable lids

Benefits of Kelp Meal

Technical research and farmer and breeder observations indicate a variety of benefits from the consumption of kelp meal – all evidence of good health and productivity.

Beef Cattle, Horses, Swine, Sheep, Goats, Poultry

  • Improves feed utilization
  • Excellent source of iodine which helps regulate metabolism
  • Improves overall production (e.g., milk, weight gain)
  • Reduces or eliminates breeding problems
  • Reduces internal parasites in pigs
  • Reduces the incidence of white muscle disease in lambs
  • Prevents wool shedding and increases wool quality in sheep

Dairy Cows

  • Increases milk butterfat levels with fewer fluctuations
  • Increases iodine content in milk
  • Reduces the incidence of mastitis
  • Significantly reduces milk fever
  • Reduces or eliminates breeding problems (e.g., reduces the number of services required for conception, increases the rate of conception)

Chickens

  • Increases egg production and iodine content
  • Darkens yolk and skin color
  • Strengthens shells

Pets

  • Enhances the flexibility and sheen of the skin and coat in dogs, cats, and horses – a good measure of overall health

Feeding Rates

Recommended feeding rates are generally 1 to 2 percent of the feed ration or 40 to 50 pounds of SeaLife to 1 ton of feed.

Dairy Cows and Beef Cattle: 2 – 4 oz. per day
Heifers: 2 – 4 oz. per day
Calves: 1 – 2 oz. per day
Range Cattle: free choice at two parts meal to one part salt mix
Horses: ½ oz. per day
Goats: 2% of ration
Sheep: 2% of ration
Swine: Free choice or 50 lbs to 2000 lbs of complete ration
Chickens, broilers or layers: 1% of total feed pre-mixed
Turkeys: 1 to 2% of total feed pre-mixed
Dogs (standard size): 1 teaspoon per day
Cats: ¼ teaspoon per day

* ½ oz = 1 Rounded Tablespoon

Kelp Meal Typical Analysis

General Properties

The seaweed Ascophyllum nodosum is harvested, machine dried, and sized. It is dark green in color with a light salty flavor.

Particle Size

Standard: 14 mesh

Special Orders:
Chips: 8 to 10 mesh
Granular: 14 to 50 mesh
Powder: 50 mesh

Trace or Undeclared Amounts:
Beryllium, Bromine, Bismuth, Cadmium, Carbon, Cesium, Cerium, Chromium, Gallium, Hydrogen, Indium, Iridium, Niobium, Osmium, Oxygen, Palladium, Platinum, Radium, Rhodium, Silver, Tellurium, Thorium, Uranium, Zirconium

Components (%)

Protein 5.7
Fat 2.6
Fiber 7.0
Moisture 10.7
Ash 15.4
Carbohydrates 58.6

Carbohydrates (%)

Alginic acid 26.7
Laminarin 9.3
Mannitol 4.2
Methylpentosans 7.0
Other sugars 11.4

Vitamins (mg/kg)

Ascorbic acid (C) 500 – 2000
Tocopherols (E) 150 – 300
Carotene (A) 30 – 60
Ba 15 – 50
Niacin 10 – 30
Vitamin K 10
Riboflavin 5 – 10
Ni 2 – 5
V 1.5 – 3
Thiamin 1 – 5
Folic acid 0.1 – 0.5
Folinic acid 0.1 – 0.5
Biotin 0.1 – 0.4
Vitamin B12 0.004

Amino Acids

(as gms of amino acid nitrogen / 100 gms of protein nitrogen)
Alanine 5.0
Arginine 11.8
Aspartic acid 8.7
Glutamic acid 5.3
Glycine 5.7
Leucine 8.7
Lysine 4.1
Serine 3.3
Threonine 2.7
Tyrosine 0.5
Valine + Methionine 14.0

Minerals and Elements (%)

Aluminum .193
Antimony .00014
Barium .00128
Boron .0194
Calcium 1.904
Chlorine 3.68
Cobalt .00123
Copper .00064
Fluorine .03265
Germanium .00001
Gold .00001
Iodine .0624
Iron .08956
Lantanum .00001
Lead .00001
Lithium .00001
Magnesium .213
Manganese .1235
Mercury .00019
Molybdenum .00159
Nickel .0035
Nitrogen .0624
Phosphorus .211
Potassium 1.28
Rubidium .00001
Selenium .00004
Silicon .1642
Sodium 4.18
Sulfur 1.564
Strontium .07488
Thallium .00029
Tin .00001
Titanium .00001
Tungsten .00003
Vanadium .00053
Zinc .00352

Contact Information

Head Office - Canada

Agri-Growth International Inc.
18024 - 107 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T5S 2J5
CANADA
Phone: 780-484-0102
Fax: 780-484-1632
Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

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