A specially formulated mineral for growing and bulling heifers
Vital Joto helps to combat clinical and sub-clinical deficiencies of trace minerals, which affect growth, reproduction and the immune system. Vital Joto is an excellent supply of all minerals and trace elements that are essential for dairy heifers. The ingredients are carefully balanced, and take into account the interactions between minerals to enhance bio-availability.
Vital Joto is specifically designed for dairy heifers to promote optimum fertility. High fertility is one of the keys to profitability for today’s dairy farmer. Along with insufficient protein, energy and vitamins, inadequate trace mineral nutrition can be a major cause of infertility in cattle. Providing adequate minerals is especially significant for heifers, which have an added nutrient requirement for growth.
Heifers are required to conceive their first calf while maintaining their own growth and development of the udder. Nutrient requirements increase at this time, including mineral requirements. Mineral deficiencies can be a major cause of infertility in cattle, through irregular or silent heats, failure to conceive and early or late abortions.
Providing the correct mineralisation in a well- balanced diet can significantly improve the reproductive performance of heifers, while sustaining the growth and development of their bodies in preparation for their entrance into the milking herd. The correct formulation of minerals in the diet will optimise feed efficiency to maximise growth, fertility and future milk production, while ensuring good immune function to protect against infectious disease. Vital Joto contains no intentionally added iron and contains a mixture of three different copper sources in order to effectively combat copper deficiency, a common Kenyan problem. Vital Joto is used at a rate of 75-100g per day from 12 months of age until the last two months of pregnancy when a switch to Vital Dry is recommended.
Nutrition is one of the most critical elements in farming today. Farmers using improved genetics require better nutrition to achieve the full genetic potential in milk yield or growth potential.