Seleni-Start & Seleni-Grass

Simple Selenium Supplementation

What are Seleni-Start and Seleni-Grass? 

Seleni-Start and Seleni-Grass are grassland fertilisers enriched with granular Selenium specifically formulated to raise Selenium in pasture and forage to optimum levels for livestock health.

Why use Seleni-Start and Seleni-Grass? 

  • Selenium is essential for animal health
  • Selenium deficiency is linked to infertility, retained placentas, poor LWG and a wide range of sub-clinical symptoms
  • 90% of UK soils are deficient in Selenium
  • Pasture and silage typically contains only 10-20% of the Selenium levels required by livestock
  • Trials in the UK and Ireland have proved that Seleni-Start and Seleni-Grass can elevate and sustain Selenium levels in pasture, forage and animal bloods for optimal health and performance

Product recommendations

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The above recommendations are for guidelines only. Please consult your FACTS Qualified Advisor for a detailed recommendation based on your specific requirements and situation.

Seleni Start

Product range

42.0.0 + 5% SO3 + Se

Seleni Grass

Product range

25.3.3 + Se

25.0.0 + 5% SO3 + Se

20.4.13 + 5% SO3 + Se

Selenium – an essential livestock nutrient

1. Selenium and livestock:

Selenium is an essential nutrient for livestock health and performance. Selenium deficiency can lead to potentially serious clinical disorders and production loss:
Infertility
Retained placenta
White muscle disease
Ill-thrift, poor LWG and a range of auto-immune disorders

2. Selenium and grass:

  • Although grass does not need Selenium, it does take it up from the soil
  • 90% of UK soils are deficient in Selenium which is reflected in very low levels in grass
  • Adding granular Selenium to fertiliser elevates the Selenium level in pasture and forage which is reflected in higher blood Selenium levels
  • Higher levels of Selenium can be provided in the base diet throughout the year, enabling a reduction or elimination of other, more expensive forms of supplementation

Trials in the UK and Ireland have proved the efficacy of Seleni-Start and Seleni-Grass with improvements in fertility, less retained cleanings and higher LWG.

Pasture and blood selenium trial – Suckler Cows, Perthshire

Pasture and blood selenium trial Perthshire

3. Selenium in fertilisers:

Applying Selenium in fertilisers such as Seleni-Start and Seleni-Grass:

  • is simple and does not involve additional work
  • is cost effective compared to other forms of supplementation (c. 2p per head per day)
  • does not involve animal handling
  • helps improve residual soil Selenium levels

 

Seleni Grass

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Simple Selenium Supplementation