Selenigrass is a high Nitrogen fertiliser with added Selenium, which is an essential trace element for animals.
|Nitrogen (N)||25.0%||Selenium (Se)||.002%|
Selenium in Ireland
- Ireland is one of the most selenium deficient countries in the world
- Selenium deficiencies have been linked with cows retaining placentas, infertility, white muscle disease and ill thrift
- Irish pastures supply only 38% of the Selenium requirements of an average lactating cow (Teagasc 2013)
- On average, the cow’s complete diet provided only 58% her requirement for Selenium. (Teagasc 2013)
Why use Selenigrass?
Selenium is a vital trace element and is required by all animals. The natural route for selenium intake by ruminant animals is from their green feed diet. The selenium in Selenigrass is a slow release granular form of selenium, which is the natural solution to boost low plant selenium levels. Selenium is released throughout the plant growing cycle boosting the selenium content at harvest or during grazing.
Functions of Selenigrass
- Fertility and Retained Placenta Problems
- Ill thrift
- White Muscle disease
Functions of Magnesium
- Helps prevent grass tetany
- Stimulates appetite
- Improves nutrient availability
Why Treat the soil with Selenigrass instead of treating the Animal?
|Treat the Soil||Treat the Animal|
|Works and…||Works but…|
|Effect is long-term||Effect is short-lived|
|Selenium stays on the farm||Selenium leaves farm in animals|
|No animal handling||Involves stressful handling|
|Selenium applied in fert – simple||Relies on animal husbandry|
|No extra time involved||Time consuming for farmer|
Trial to show the uptake of Selenium by grass and animal after Selenium is spread on the pasture
2013 trial in Cork to show the uptake of Selenium by silage after Selenium is spread on the pasture
Applying a minimum of 4 bags/acre/yr of Selenigrass over the grazing season will help to correct your selenium deficiency.
Selenigrass is suitable for both first and second cut silage. Selenigrass helps to raise the selenium content of silage. Apply 3-4 bags/acre as required.
View our Trial Results
Over the past number of years, Gouldings have carried out trials on Selenigrow, Selenigrass and Selenistart in Ireland. To view details, click on the links below.
See also results from trial work carried out in the UK