Agriculture

agriculture

The Industry of Agriculture

The industry of agriculture includes anything involved in the business of cultivating and harvesting food products, which mainly consist of plants and animals, but also includes medicinal herbs and plants. Furthermore, the industries of agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting are considered by the North American Industry Classification System a single sector and a part of the natural resources and mining super-sector. Although we cannot cover every aspect of agriculture, we can give you some insight into some of their processes.

Animal Feed generally contains supplementary feed ingredients and are fed to livestock in order to keep them happy and healthy throughout the year. Similar to how humans may try to eat particular foods in order to obtain certain vitamins and stay healthy, animals also have their own dietary requirements. Unfortunately, these requirements often cannot naturally be met in many animal living situations and so farmers must provide them with feed additives or risk serious consequences.

Calcium Phosphates

Are used as a source of phosphors and calcium for aquatic animals, pig, poultry, and livestock.

Magnesium Oxide, MgO

Magnesium Oxide is largely used as a mineral nutrient for balancing husbandry in animals such as: dairy cattle, poultry, equine, beef cattle, and aquaculture.

Magnesium is an essential nutrient that facilitates cellulose digestion and metabolism of carbohydrates, promotes circulation of phosphors and proteins, favors enzymatic cardiovascular health and appropriate function of nerve cells.

MgO is the most common form of supplemental magnesium used to prevent grass tetany in pastures where the magnesium levels are reduced or lacking . Grass tetany often occurs in the spring as a result of the consumption of lush forage, which has low levels of magnesium.

Symptoms of grass tetany may include: frequent urination, erratic behavior and convulsions. If left untreated death may ensue within several hours.

In locations where grass tetany is prevalent, it is suggested to also consider the dietary levels of sodium and potassium in addition to magnesium.*

Magnesium promotes the increase of fat content in milk and thickness in egg shells.

Manganous Oxide

Micro-nutrient for animal feed.

Magnesium Sulfates Magnesium sulfates are used for fertilizer, feed, and feed premixes.

Monocalcium Phosphate

An inorganic compound with the formula: CaH4P2O8 that can be made by reacting calcium carbonate with phosphoric acid. It is a popular calcium-phosphate feed ingredient.

Mono-Dicalcium Phosphate

A calcium phosphate salt of phosphoric acid that is primarily used as a ingredient in animal feed to supply calcium and phosphorous to their dietary intake.

Urea

An organic amide chemical with the formula: CO(NH2)2, much of the commercially produced urea is largely consumed agriculture industry, where it is used as a fertilizer and sometimes as a feed ingredient. Feed and fertilizer urea supplies plants and animals with nitrogen.

Zinc Sulfate Monohydrate

Micro nutrient for feed, feed premixes, fertilizer, and agricultural sprays.

Fertilizers back to top

Just like animals, plants also need to consume certain nutrients in order to remain healthy. In turn, these plants often feed end up feeding animals, and sometimes humans! Based on the type of the plant and the purpose it is expected to serve, a different fertilizer may be required.

Ammonium Sulfate

An inorganic salt with the formula: (NH4)2SO4. It is used as an alkaline-soil fertilizer to decrease the pH and as an ingredient in agricultural adjuvant sprays.

Calcium Nitrate

Calcium Nitrate (ammonium-free) Ca(NO3)2, is a colorless, hydrophillic salt that is a well-known fertilizer.

Ferric Oxide

A dark red inorganic powder with the formula Fe2O3. It is used to supply additional iron to plants such as berries, leafy greens, and root vegetables, which tend to require more iron. Often these plants also require a more acidic soil.

Magnesium Sulfate

As a fertilizer material, magnesium sulfate is a source of magnesium and sulfur, both important elements for plant growth and development.

Monocalcium Phosphate

An inorganic compound with the formula: CaH4P2O8 that can be made by reacting calcium carbonate with phosphoric acid. It is a popular phosphate fertilizer.

Potassium Nitrate

Aka: Potash, KNO3 is a chemical compound that is both an ionic salt and an alkali metal nitrate. Like calcium nitrate, potassium nitrate is also a popular fertilizer material.

Urea

An organic amide chemical with the formula: CO(NH2)2, much of the commercially produced urea is largely consumed agriculture industry, where it is used as a fertilizer and sometimes as a feed ingredient. Feed and fertilizer urea supplies plants and animals with nitrogen.