Monocalcium phosphate (MCP), 22,7% is a well-water-soluble grey dust in the form of fine grains, which show medium hygroscopic property. It is an indispensable source of phosphorus and calcium for agricultural animals at all the phases of their development.
Advantages of calcium contained in monocalcium phosphate:
- capable to paralyze harmful effects exerted by some elements, including sodium, potassium and magnesium;
- calcium ions boost protective functions of an organism and diminish cellular permeability for bacterial toxins;
- activates digestive ferments and enhances the digestibility of substances;
- necessary for a normal functioning of the heart, nerves, muscles, and influences the availability of phosphorus and zinc contained in fodder for assimilation.
Advantages of phosphorus contained in monocalcium phosphate:
- included in the structure of nucleic acids, which serve as genetic information carriers, governs the biosynthesis of albumen and immunity;
- performs the intestinal adsorption, glycolysis and direct oxidation of hydrocarbons, renal excretion, lipid transport, amino acid metabolism and so forth;
- all the kinds of metabolism in organisms (albumen, dipid, hydrocarbon, mineral and energy ones) are inseparably linked with phosphoric acid transformations;
- as a low-reaction chemical compound, it neither attack vitamins and ferments, nor isolate amino acids and albumens, nor form non-assimilable complexes in mixed fodders;
- free from impurities of heavy metals and harmful substances.
It is the most effective phosphorous additive to the forage for ruminant animals. It is included in food concentrate mixtures (but not in mixed fodder) or is used for spicing silo, bagasse, shredded edible roots. Additional feeding stuff is gradually introduced into the diet within 5 to 10 days.
Monocalcium phosphate is produced of pure phosphatic raw materials and meets the standard requirements in full as regards the content of biologically detrimental impurities.
Optimum daily rates of introduction of monocalcium phosphate into the diet for ruminants varies within the following limits, g/head:
|Type of animal||Daily rates, g/head|
|Young cattle (under one year of age)||10-35|
|Young cattle (older than one year)||30-60|
|Total phosphorus (Р), % min.||22,7|
|Calcium (Са), % min.||16,0|
|рН in suspension, min.||3,3|
|Water, % max.||3,0|
|Fluorine (Р), % max.||0,2|
|Particles 0,5-2 mm, %, min.||95,0|
MCP is supplied in 50 kg and 1000 kg bags.