Increase is a blend of liquid seaweed together with chelated copper, zinc, cobalt and magnesium. The chelated magnesium is present to help the absorption of copper and its level is too low to contribute significantly to the daily requirement for magnesium. The copper, zinc and cobalt make a significant contribution to the daily requirement for these minerals. Being in chelated form, these minerals are easily absorbed in the animals gut. The liquid seaweed contains a number of osmoregulatory compounds significantly enhance the gut bacteria leading to greater utilization of feed.
Overseas research has shown that liquid seaweed or feeding of dried seaweed is particularly beneficial to cattle, leading to greater weight gain and improved general health.
Many farmers have reported a general increase in health and vigour after using seaweed extract on a regular basis.
Among the particular benefits farmers have commented on are the following; An increase in conception rates
Increase in fertility
Prevention or reduction of scours (calves)
Reduction in afterbirth retention Reduction in milk fever
Elimination of dry coat
Improved birth / progeny performance
Increase in wool quality and quantity (sheep)
Increase in weight gain
Improvement in coat shine (Cattle, horses, dogs)
Some of these efects can be closely linked with the known efects of particular components of the liquid seaweed such as osmoregulatory materials, antioxidants and minerals such as selenium, cobalt, copper and zinc.
Don not use for animals on pasture with excess copper content. The recommended daily rate is 1 ml per 50kg body weight.
Increase may be diluted with 1part product to 5 parts water and poured over dry feed.
Alternatively for cattle Increase may be added to water in the drinking trough.
Up to 10 ml per 50kg body weight may be given in one dose, but in such cases the next dose should not be given for at least 10 days.
For calves Increase may be added to milk replacement formula.
Boron 100 ppm
Cobalt 80 ppm
Copper 1.48 g/l
Zinc 1.80 g/l
Magnesium 1.20 g/l
Filtration 100 mic
%W/V is grams per 100ml of product
ppm is parts per million on weight basis
g/l is grams per litre
mic = microns