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Warning…. Nitrate Toxicity!

June 26, 2014

We have had farmers lose cattle in recent days from Nitrate toxicity

Key risk factors

  • Animals moving on to a fresh break hungry
  • New grass, especially annuals
  • Recent urea fertilizer use
  • Over-cast days
  • Unseasonably warm temperatures

If you are concerned about safety of grass in respect to Nitrate, we do sell simple to use nitrate testing kits or can get grass samples tested for you. Phone the clinic for more details on 07 888 8197.