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lime

Common names

Limestone, calcium carbonate

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Description

This is the most common source of calcium used in livestock feeding. It is almost pure calcium carbonate. Calcitic limestone contains 36-38% calcium and can safely be fed free choice (ad lib) mixed with salt. Dolomitic limestone contains at least 5 % magnesium carbonate and should not be used for poultry, but it is as good as calcitic limestone for other animals. Portland and natural cement can be used instead of limestone.

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