Limestone

Sedimentary rock, composed mainly of the minerals calcite and aragonite, which are different crystal forms of calcium carbonate (CaCO3). Limestone is used in animal feeding as a source of calcium.

Values

Main constituents
Parameter As fed On DM Unit Other Unit SD Range Count SD Range Count SD Range Count
Dry matter 99.5 100 % - 1 98.1 -100 11 0.9
Mineral elements
Parameter As fed On DM Unit Other Unit SD Range Count SD Range Count SD Range Count
Calcium 350 351 g/kg - 21.1 317 -380 6
Ruminants
Parameter As fed On DM Unit Other Unit SD Range Count SD Range Count SD Range Count
RBV Ca ruminants - 91 % 1
Pigs
Parameter As fed On DM Unit Other Unit SD Range Count SD Range Count SD Range Count
RBV Ca pig - 100 % 3
Poultry
Parameter As fed On DM Unit Other Unit SD Range Count SD Range Count SD Range Count
RBV Ca poultry - 96 % 3
RBV Ca broilers - 100 % 2
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