MIN-AD is a naturally occurring calcium magnesium carbonate product (Ca,Mg)(CO3)2 that serves as an effective and economical buffer and rumen microbial growth enhancer. Research conducted by Cornell University confirms using MIN-AD as source of digestible Ca and Mg in transition cow rations increases feed efficiency and energy balance during this period.
- Increases prepartum dry matter intake (DMI)
- Improves energy balance
- Enhances milk production and components
- Stabilizes ruminal pH
- Increases microbial protein production
- Reduces ration costs
- Saves space in the diet
MIN-AD provides 61-75% more acid-consuming capacity than sodium based buffers, ensuring rapid buffering and longer term pH balance in the rumen and lower gastrointestinal tract. As a bioavailable source of Ca and Mg, MIN-AD can replace supplemental magnesium oxide (MgO) and limestone in the diet. When used in conjunction with sodium bicarbonate, MIN-AD increases microbial efficiency by 10% compared to typical MgO and sodium bicarbonate buffer packs, making MIN-AD a perfect fit for both dry and lactating dairy cow rations.