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Animals Thrive on Thorvin®

Image of DairymanThorvin is a 100% natural feed supplement for supporting optimal livestock health. It is nature’s most complete source of bioavailable minerals, vitamins, and beneficial phytonutrients. Thorvin works by filling in micronutrient deficiencies. Every ounce provides nutritional essentials, for just pennies a day.

The most nutrient‐dense kelp animal supplement on the market, Thorvin is harvested from the cleanest kelp beds on earth, and then dried at controlled low temperatures using geothermal energy to concentrate its rich nutrient profile. Thorvin contains one‐third less moisture, 30% more iodine, and is the only kelp supplement with a guaranteed selenium claim. Whether you are a formulator or farmer, you get more nutrients per pound, and feed less. Thorvin makes good business sense!

Blend Thorvin into feed formulas, or feed it alone or mixed with salt. Naturally chelated, Thorvin is bioavailable and readily utilized; it only takes small amounts to deliver benefits to livestock at all stages of life.

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Thorvin for Animals

Our flagship product helps keep livestock at their healthy best and contributes to lower vet bills. Thorvin for Animals is a concentrated source of more than 60 minerals, vitamins, amino acids, and beneficial phytonutrients, including polysaccharides which have prebiotic properties. The trace minerals in Thorvin are essential for proper immune and thyroid function. With exceptional nutrient density and low moisture content, you get more and need less, making this a cost effective feed supplement for livestock. Even small quantities deliver excellent value. Make Thorvin part of your wellness program.

Certified 100% Organic and OMRI Listed
Granules or free‐choice flakes
50‐lb bags (40 per pallet) or metric ton totes

PDF Specifications and Typical Analysis

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Suggested Feeding Rates Per Day – Thorvin
Mix in feed at 1 to 2% of grain ration or 0.1 to 0.5% of Dry Matter Intake (DMI), depending on the species. Thorvin can also be fed free choice, alone or with salt, or top dressed.
Livestock % of DMI % of Grain Ration Oz. / Head / Day* By Animal Weight Free Choice
Dairy & Beef Cattle 0.5% 2% 1 – 4 oz. 1/2 oz. per 250 lb. body weight Yes
Heifers & Calves 0.5% 2% 1/2 – 2 oz. 1/2 oz. per 250 lb. body weight Yes
Goats 0.5% 2% 1/4 – 1/2 oz. 1/4 oz. per 50 lb. body weight Yes
Horses** 0.1% 1/8 – 1/2 oz. 1/4 oz. per 500 lb. body weight
Sheep 0.5% 2% 1/4 – 1/2 oz. 1/4 oz. per 50 lb. body weight Yes
Poultry 0.5% 1% Top Dress
Swine 0.5% 1% Top Dress
For feed rates for dogs and cats, please visit our Pets page.

*1/2 oz. = 1 Tbsp. and 2 oz. = 1/4 cup ** Generally, mix no more than 1/2 oz. with the amount of grain eaten per horse per day.

Under certain stress conditions, higher rates may be appropriate, upon consultation with your veterinarian or nutritionist.

Free‐choice Feeding

Cattle, sheep and goats tend to self‐regulate free‐choice consumption of Thorvin to levels consistent with recommended rates. In some cases, animals will consume larger than normal quantities, but this binge typically only lasts 30‐60 days, depending on the animal’s mineral status. If higher consumption continues beyond 60 days, mix Thorvin with salt, one‐to‐one, to reduce intake, and consult your nutritionist. When feeding Thorvin free‐choice, provide one covered mineral feeder for every 25‐30 cows and every 40‐50 sheep or goats. Also make sure animals have access to salt and clean water.

Feed Rates by Species

Dairy Cows

Feed 1/2 oz. of Thorvin for Animals per 250 lbs of body weight.

Suggested Feeding Rates Per Day – Thorvin
Mix in feed at 2% of grain ration or 0.5% of Dry Matter Intake (DMI). Thorvin can also be fed free choice, alone or with salt.
Stage of Production % of DMI % of Grain Ration Oz. / Head / Day* Free Choice
Heifers & Calves 0.5% 2% 1/2 – 2 oz. Yes
Cows 0.5% 2% 1 – 4 oz. Yes
Bulls and Steers 0.5% 2% 1 – 4 oz. Yes

*1/2 oz.=1 Tbsp. 2 oz.=1/4 cup

Dairy cows tend to self‐regulate free‐choice consumption of Thorvin to levels consistent with recommended rates. When free‐choice feeding, provide one covered mineral feeder for every 25‐30 animals.

Beef Cattle

Feed 1/2 oz. of Thorvin for Animals per 250 lbs of body weight.

Suggested Feeding Rates Per Day – Thorvin
Mix in feed at 2% of grain ration or 0.5% of Dry Matter Intake (DMI). Thorvin can also be fed free choice, alone or with salt.
Stage of Production % of DMI % of Grain Ration Oz. / Head / Day* Free Choice
Heifers & Calves 0.5% 2% 1/2 – 2 oz. Yes
Cows 0.5% 2% 1 – 4 oz. Yes
Bulls and Steers 0.5% 2% 1 – 4 oz. Yes

*1/2 oz.=1 Tbsp. 2 oz.=1/4 cup

Cattle tend to self‐regulate free‐choice consumption of Thorvin to levels consistent with recommended rates. When free‐choice feeding, provide one covered mineral feeder for every 25‐30 animals.

Dairy and Meat Goats

Feed 1/4 oz. of Thorvin for Animals per 50 lbs of body weight.

Suggested Feeding Rates Per Day – Thorvin
Mix in feed at 2% of grain ration or 0.5% of Dry Matter Intake (DMI). Thorvin can also be fed free choice, alone or with salt.
Stage of Production % of DMI % of Grain Ration Oz. / Head / Day* Free Choice
Dairy Goats 0.5% 2% 1/4 — 1/2 oz. Yes
Meat Goats 0.5% 2% 1/4 — 1/2 oz. Yes
Kids 0.5% 2% 1/4 oz. Yes

*1/4 oz.=1 1/2 tsp. 1/2 oz.=1 Tbsp.

Goats tend to self‐regulate free‐choice consumption of Thorvin to levels consistent with recommended rates. When free‐choice feeding, provide one covered mineral feeder for every 40‐50 animals.

Sheep

Feed 1/4 oz. of Thorvin for Animals per 50 lbs. of body weight.

Suggested Feeding Rates Per Day – Thorvin
Mix in feed at 2% of grain ration or 0.5% of Dry Matter Intake (DMI). Thorvin can also be fed free choice, alone or with salt.
Stage of Production % of DMI % of Grain Ration Oz. / Head / Day* Free Choice
Ewes 0.5% 2% 1/4 — 1/2 oz. Yes
Rams and Wethers 0.5% 2% 1/4 — 1/2 oz. Yes
Lambs 0.5% 2% 1/4 oz. Yes

*1/4 oz.=1 1/2 tsp. 1/2 oz.=1 Tbsp.

Sheep tend to self‐regulate free‐choice consumption of Thorvin to levels consistent with recommended rates. When free‐choice feeding, provide one covered mineral feeder for every 40‐50 animals.

Horses

Feed 1/4 oz. of Thorvin for Animals per 500 lbs of body weight, generally not to exceed 1/2 oz. per head per day. Mix Thorvin into grain ration or apply as top‐dressing. Reduce rates if your feed or feed supplement already meets iodine requirements. If you have questions about your horse’s health or nutritional status, consult your veterinarian or nutritionist.

Suggested Feeding Rates Per Day – Thorvin
Stage of Production % of DMI Oz. / Head / Day* Free Choice
Mature Horses 0.1% 1/4 — 1/2 oz.
Foals 0.1% 1/8 ‐ 1/4 oz.
Performance / Race Horse 0.1% 1/4 — 1/2 oz.
Work Horse 0.1% 1/4 ‐ 3/4 oz.

*1/8 oz.=3/4 tsp. 1/4 oz.=1 1/2 tsp. 1/2 oz.=1 Tbsp.

Poultry

Mix 4 oz. of Thorvin for Animals into 20 lbs. of grain ration, or apply as top‐dressing.

Suggested Feeding Rates Per Day – Thorvin
Stage of Production % of DMI % of Grain Ration
Chicks 0.5% 1%
Laying Hens 0.5% 1%
Broilers 0.5% 1%
Turkeys 0.5% 1%

Swine

Mix 4 oz. of Thorvin for Animals into 20 lbs. of grain ration, or apply as top‐dressing.

Suggested Feeding Rates Per Day – Thorvin
Stage of Production % of DMI % of Grain Ration
Boars 0.5% 1%
Shoats 0.5% 1%
Sows* 0.5% 1%
Feeder Pigs 0.5% 1%

* If introducing Thorvin to a lactating sow for the first time, feed half the suggested rate for the first two weeks, three quarters the rate for weeks three and four, and the full feed rate thereafter.

Dogs

Add Thorvin for Animals at 0.5% DMI, or sprinkle on or mix into food daily at an inclusion rate of 1/4 tsp. per 25 lbs. body weight. Thorvin is not required for puppies when the mother is already on Thorvin.

Cats

Add Thorvin at 0.5% DMI, or sprinkle a pinch of Thorvin on food daily, at an inclusion rate of 1/16 tsp. per 10 lbs. body weight. Thorvin is not required for kittens when the mother is already on Thorvin. Reduce rates if your feed or feed supplement already meets iodine requirements. If you have questions about your cat’s health or nutritional status, consult your veterinarian.

Thorvin 1000­™

A premium blend of deep water and tidal zone kelps, Thorvin 1000™ efficiently delivers a concentrated array of minerals, vitamins and beneficial phytonutrients, including polysaccharides which have prebiotic properties. It is ideal for feed formulators who want maximum value at low inclusion rates. A 100% natural source of iodine, Thorvin 1000™ can be used in formulations instead of synthetic iodine. This product is also highly effective for value‐add products, such as slow release boluses or stress‐specific formulations.

Certified 100% Organic
Granules
50‐lb. bags (40 per pallet) or U.S. ton totes

PDF Specifications and Typical Analysis

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Thorvin Icelandic Geothermal Kelp – Asco

An excellent ingredient for strengthening feed and supplement blends, Thorvin Icelandic Geothermal Kelp delivers a complex array of minerals, vitamins, and beneficial phytonutrients. Use this product in formulations as a source of 100% naturally occurring iodine, and to promote mineral balancing and immune response.

Certified 100% Organic
Granules and Powder
25‐kg bags (40 per pallet) or metric ton totes

PDF Specifications and Typical Analysis

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What the Experts Say

“I have observed Thorvin improving dairy cow health and performance on farms for 20+ years.” Gary Zimmer, Biological Farming Expert & Dairy Farmer (WI)

“If you’re raising broilers, I sure hope you’re feeding Thorvin.” Kipp Jaszewski, Mountain Meadow Farm (VA)

“When I encounter pinkeye, hairy warts, ringworm, or breeding problems, my first question to farm clients is, ‘Are you feeding Thorvin?’” Paul Dettloff, D.V.M & Livestock Consultant (WI)

“I switched to Thorvin and saw an almost immediate difference in the quality of the milk – higher butterfat and higher production.” Kristie Miller, landofhavilahfarm.com (MI)

“We prefer Thorvin. Other kelps just don’t contain the same mineral levels.” Joel Salatin, Farmer & Author, Polyface Farms (VA)

“Thorvin is a standard part of our feed program because it keeps our herd healthy.” Tony Azevedo, Dairy Farmer and Past President, WODPA (CA)

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The classic blue Thorvin Mineral Feeder is 30 inches in diameter and 12 inches tall and weighs 40 lbs. The feeder has two compartments and holds 100 lbs. of Thorvin for Animals. The flap on top protects the contents and promotes longer usage. The unit can be anchored for additional security. For more info, contact Thorvin.

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