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Limestone

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This datasheet is pending revision and updating; its contents are currently derived from FAO's Animal Feed Resources Information System (1991-2002) and from Bo Göhl's Tropical Feeds (1976-1982).

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Common names 
Limestone, calcium carbonate
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Description 
This is the most common source of calcium used in livestock feeding. It is almost pure calcium carbonate. Calcitic limestone contains 36-38% calcium and can safely be fed free choice (ad lib) mixed with salt. Dolomitic limestone contains at least 5 % magnesium carbonate and should not be used for poultry, but it is as good as calcitic limestone for other animals. Portland and natural cement can be used instead of limestone.
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Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value 
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DATASHEET UNDER CONSTRUCTION. DO NOT QUOTE. https://feedipedia.org/node/59 Last updated on March 16, 2010, 17:13

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