Hy•D® improves vitamin D status for more productive cattle

Hy•D® for feedlot cattle receiving programs aids calcium and phosphorus absorption, and supports the immune system.

There are two main sources used to help provide vitamin D to cattle: sunlight and vitamin D3 supplementation. Sunlight alone is not sufficient and vitamin D3 effectiveness varies. Hy•D® is a pure and proprietary vitamin D metabolite that eliminates the need for conversion in the liver.

What does this mean for your cattle? Faster, more consistent absorption of vitamin D.

Better Calcium and Phosphorus Retention

Improves Vitamin D Status

Supports the Immune Sytem

What is the role of vitamin D in cattle?

Active vitamin D has many functions inside growing cattle, including:

  • Calcium and phosphorus retention

  • Skeletal development

  • Immune system support

Hy•D® ensures your cattle receive the vitamin D they need to grow and thrive. This results in more productive animals.

When and how to feed Hy•D® to your cattle.

Hy•D® is a pure and proprietary vitamin D metabolite called 25-OH D3. It is intended for use in feedlot cattle. It should be fed to feedlot cattle upon their arrival for the first 28 days.

The proper Hy•D® dosage is 0.5 mg (20,000 IU) per 600-lb steer.

Proven in Multiple Species Around the World

Hy•D® is already used in numerous countries around the globe and has been proven to improve vitamin D status in swine, poultry and dairy. Feedlot cattle are a logical next step. Hy•D® nearly doubles calcium and phosphorus retention in cattle, according to studies.1

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1McGrath J, Savage D, Nolan J and Elliott R (2012). Phosphorus and calcium retention in steers fed a roughage diet is influenced by dietary 25OH-vitamin D.  Journal of Animal Production Science 52(6-7), 636-640. 

Hy•D is a trademark of DSM Animal Nutrition and Health.