Mineral and other feed additives


Short term

Sustainability components

  • GHG emissions
  • Air quality
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Biodiversity
  • Animal welfare
  • Economic
  • Social
  • Technical feasibility

Climate risk region


Weather event addressed

Very high temperatures / Heat wave

Farming system

Dairy cows

Description of the measure

A higher share of mineral feed (+20%) balances the loss of minerals caused by a high perspiration during hot periods

Comments on sustainability

Increased mineral feed intake ensures that the animals' metabolism is maintained even during heat periods. Yeast additives can increase the digestibility of the feed. Rumen buffers prevent acidosis due to a lower basic feed intake. Healthy animals are efficient and reduce veterinary and medication costs.