Selenicut is a well balanced NPK fertiliser with added Selenium, which is an essential trace element for animals. Its special formulation provides an option for farmers to apply NPK and Selenium to grazing and silage swards
|Nitrogen (N)||20.0%||Sulphur (S)||2.0%|
|Phosphorus (P)||2.0%||Selenium (Se)||0.002%|
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 Selenicut?
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 Selenicut 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.
|Product||Rate (bags/ac)||Nitrogen||Phosphorus||Potassium||Sulphur||Selenium (%)|
Functions of Selenicut
- Fertility and Retained Placenta Problems
- Ill thrift
- White Muscle disease
- Restores valuable P + K to soil
Why Treat the soil with Selenicut 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 Selenicut over the grazing season will help to correct your selenium deficiency.
Selenicut is suitable for both first and second cut silage. Selenicut 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 Selenicut, Selenigrass and Selenistart in Ireland. To view details, click on the links below.
See also results from trial work carried out in the UK