Ostrea Seashell Flour works a little bit quicker than the Oyster Shell as its structure is less complex. Ostrea Sea Shell will provide all-day protection but does have a different mineral content which needs to be considered when formulating the ration.
Ostrea’s unique physical and chemical characteristics make it an ideal rumen buffer. It has a large surface area, thanks to its complex honeycomb structure, that helps sustain a more consistent rumen pH. It also provides an excellent source of calcium.
Ostrea Oyster Shell and Seashell are taken from naturally occurring shell deposits in the North Sea. Both are rich in calcium carbonate, which is capable of binding with two molecules of Hydrogen, giving it twice the binding capacity of sodium bicarbonate. When molecular weights are considered Ostrea is 150% more effective.
Ostrea’s unique complex honeycomb structure means that only cows suffering from acid loading are targeted. This prevents over buffering to ensure the rumen pH stays within optimal levels. Its complex structure also provides long-term protection throughout the day giving you peace of mind.
Ostrea is extremely soluble meaning once it has finished buffering Ostrea becomes a rich source of calcium, essential minerals, and trace elements which are all available to the cow.