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Dicalcium and/or Monocalcium Phosphates
Phosphorus, is found with calcium in the bones and teeth of animals. It has a role in every phase of animal growth and production. Phosphorus has many biological functions and is a key component in energy metabolism. Itís required for cells to divide, a heart to beat, and for milk, meat and wool to be produced. Phosphorus plays a role in acid-base buffering in blood and other bodily fluids, along with being a component of tissue cell walls. With adequate dietary levels of phosphorus, livestock and poultry will grow faster, produce more and be healthier.
In ruminants phosphorus is required for rumen microorganisms to digest cellulose and synthesize microbial protein. Feed-grade phosphates are the products of choice for dietary supplementation. They are high in biological availability, have a consistent nutrient content and are widely available.
Adequate dietary levels must be fed daily to meet animal needs. Phosphorus nutrition management must take place due to environmental concerns with phosphorus excretion.
Dicalcium/monocalcium phosphate is produced by reacting wet process defluorinated phosphoric acid with calcium carbonate.