Produced from high quality natural ores at 8 facilities in North America, Carmeuse’s milled limestone products are used in a variety of industrial applications offering affordable and versatile solutions including animal feed.
Limestone provides the essential element of calcium that is needed for proper bone development in animals. Calcium is also essential to the formation of egg shells in chickens. Limestone used in chicken feed has to be consistent with the solubility curve of egg formation. Farmers require high calcium levels (+95% CaCO3) and reliable particle size in their animal feed to maintain proper quality requirements in the production of food.
Animal feeds containing limestone are primarily for chickens (meat birds & laying hens), turkeys, and pigs.
Benefits of Milled Limestone in Animal Feed:
- Source of calcium for bone development
- Formation of egg shell
- Meet stringent requirements of farming industry