Bio-Ag Premixes

Bio-Ag mixes a number of livestock premixes on site which are verified to be approved for use in organic agriculture by OCPP/Pro-Cert Canada Inc. to the following standards: OC/Pro, USDA NOP, EEC 2092/91, Canadian Organic Standard (COS) and CARTV
Organic Producers: Bio-Ag is certified with Pro-Cert. Our products meet their requirements. When you call in and order, please be sure to specify whether you want conventional or "allowed for use in organic agriculture" 'AFOU' products. Also, please let us know who you are certified with, so that we can keep our records up to date. It is the responsibility of each producer to confirm with their certifier if products meet their individual standards.
We supply highly biologically active premixes to conventional and organic markets. Bio-Ag premixes in many respects look no different in the surface than any other competitor premix. However, one of the decidedly outstanding features of this premix is the effect of using the copper, iron, cobalt, zinc and manganese choline citrate chelates. Basically, at the level of the cell, there has to be vitamins, minerals, enzymes and oxygen brought into the cell and this is accomplished by citric acid or the citric acid cycle or Kreb cycle as it is known.

Inside this cell, there are countless points - at this point in time, eight in theory, which is almost coincidental to an 8-cylinder motor. If one of those pistons does not fire properly, the motor does not produce optimum power. It is the same in the cell. As this person or animal brings these nutrients into the cell, one has to remember that all 8 cylinders in this Kreb cycle also need to fire. When this is all finished, it is also important to carry away the waste. The analogy would be to compare a farmer filling a gravity wagon out in the field with corn or soybeans. That gravity wagon full of feed is absolutely useless until you hook a tractor onto the wagon. The tractor corresponds to the citric acid. The tractor then has to pull that gravity wagon to where it can be unloaded and sent to the proper area to get maximum use out of that corn or soybeans. When the wagon is empty, the tractor/citric acid takes away the empty wagon or used material from the cell.

The other thing that is also of marked difference is the fact that Bio-Ag premixes do not use sodium selenite but instead use selenium yeast as a source of selenium. We know that this product does not have the toxic side effects associated with straight sodium selenite.

We have paid attention to the idea of having good micro flora in the G.I. tract of the animal. To this end, the addition of our new probiotic/enzyme product, Enzolac, is a very important feature of the premix. The probiotic/enzyme combination, first of all, establishes the proper pH in the stomach and digestive system. The enzyme which is a plant source enzyme contains numerous types of enzymes and many features that stimulate the immune defense mechanism of the animal. Witness the recent hog study in which we were able to demonstrate a 30% to 50% increase in white blood cells. We also saw far less heavy metals passing through the manure because of the chelates and because of the ability of these enzymes to break down and utilize more of the minerals therefore producing better mineralization and healthier animals.

In total, Bio-Ag premixes pay a lot of attention to the correct amounts of elements such as methionine, lysine, niacin, vitamin K, biotin, etc. We believe that each animal can put out its genetic potential if the proper nutrition is in place.

7 Dairy formulas based on the Calcium:Phosphorous Ratio

2 Beef Premixes

1 Sow Premix (for both Nursing & Dry Sows)

1 Hi Energy Nursing Sow Supplement

2 Pig Premixes (Starter & Grower)

3 Poultry Premixes (Starter, Grower & Layer)

1 Horse Mineral

1 Organic Goat Premix

1 Organic Sheep Premix

Available in 25 kg bags.

To determine the best formula to use for your livestock, we offer ration balancing tailored to your feeding requirements for enhanced livestock nutrition and improved herd health. Your home-grown feeds are tested at a local laboratory to provide accurate analysis information. We incorporate these feeds into the ration to keep purchased feed costs at a minimum.
Custom Premixes provide the opportunity to combine your selected feed supplements into one product to reduce handling and ensure your livestock are receiving the nutrition they require based on results of our ration balancing program.

In addition to our standard formulas, we make custom mineral premixes to ensure your livestock are receiving the proper minerals and to save you time! For example, your custom-tailored formula might include the standard 2:1 Dairy Premix plus Kelp Meal, Bio-Ag Trace Mineral Salt and extra Magnesium Oxide. By combining these products into one product, you can add one item to your TMR or make "one trip around the barn" instead of top dressing these essential feed supplements. It also ensures that your livestock receive these ingredients at the proper levels.

The combination of ingredients added to your custom mix is determined by balancing your ration. A minimum order of 5 bags is the only condition we attach to this service. A minimal mixing charge is added to cover additional labour involved. Custom premixes require a minimum of two business days' notice to ensure prompt delivery of your product.

For additional information on designing your own custom formula, refer to our information on ration balancing.

Bio-Ag mixes a number of livestock premixes on site which are verified to be approved for use in organic agriculture by OCPP/Pro-Cert Canada Inc. to the following standards: OC/Pro, USDA NOP, EEC 2092/91, Canadian Organic Standard (COS) and CARTV

Organic Producers: When you call in and order, please be sure to specify whether you want conventional or "approved for use in organic agriculture" premixes. Also, please let us know who you are certified with, so that we can keep our records up to date and ensure you are receiving premix that meets your certifiers standards.
Bio-Ag offers a "Comprehensive" ration balancing service. We send feed stuffs that the farmer currently uses to laboratories where they are analyzed for:

  • calcium-phosphorous ratios
  • calcium-magnesium ratios
  • calcium-magnesium-potassium ratios
  • macro and trace mineral content
  • protein and energy levels
  • dry matter levels

The laboratory we deal with uses wet chemistry testing techniques, proven to be far more detailed than NIR (near infra red) testing. A minimum of 7 working days is required to receive an analysis report on your feed sample tests.

Based on these analysis, we design well balanced, minimum-cost rations. We focus on maximizing the amount of protein and energy the farmer can obtain from homegrown feedstuff's, to limit the amount of purchased feed. Through feed analysis we are able to advise the farmer on how to:

  • use their own resources efficiently
  • properly balance their animal feed rations at the most economical cost
In addition to tests related to ration balancing, we offer testing for fungal agents in forages and grains. Health problems in livestock are often caused by moldy feeds. These tests can identify mold and toxin problems. Depending on the severity of the mold problem, measures can be taken to counteract their effects or it may be recommended the feed be destroyed. Mold tests on your feedstuffs require a turnaround time of 3 to 4 weeks.

Making premixes custom tailored to these problems, ensures your livestock receive the best possible nutrition for optimum health and production.