SoyChlor Transition to Lactation

leading the transition.

The freshening period should be an exciting time when dairy producers can look forward to a new generation of productive cows. But too often it can result in a financial drain when pre-fresh cows suffer a drop in their blood calcium and magnesium levels that triggers significant losses and veterinary bills. Now you can do something about it.

Balancing the Dietary Cation Anion Difference (DCAD) has long been an effective way to prevent sub-clinical hypocalcemia. Yet adding calcium-building anions to the ration through traditional anionic salts has proven unsatisfactory due to palatability. That's not a problem with SoyChlor®.

Introduced by West Central in 1997, SoyChlor was designed to assist pre-freshening dairy cows with DCAD balancing and reducing instances of sub clinical hypocalcemia and, in turn, milk fever. SoyChlor's unique ability to deliver chloride while maintaining palatability has made it the preferred feed ingredient by dairy cows across the globe.

Adding 2.25 pounds of SoyChlor to a typical pre-fresh diet will lower DCAD by approximately 25 milliequivalents per 100 grams of diet dry matter, increase total diet magnesium by 0.18 to 0.20% and raise total diet calcium by 0.29 to 0.33%. With flexibility in feed formulation, low potassium and sodium content and supplemental calcium and magnesium in soluble forms, SoyChlor is an effective weapon in the prevention of those common issues you may not have known you could control.

ISO 9001

The SoyChlor® manufacturing process is ISO 9001 certified. ISO 9001 is an internationally recognized quality management standard. With its ISO 9001 certification, West Central has proven that it follows and meets the requirements of the standard.


The SoyChlor manufacturing process is also HACCP certified. HACCP certification ensures that the process is evaluated for biological, chemical, and physical hazards. This evaluation includes procurement, raw material receiving, production, storage, and shipment of product. If there are areas in the process where biological, chemical, or physical hazards could enter or exist, actions are taken to reduce or eliminate these risks. This provides greater confidence that our feed is safe.


SoyChlor holds a QS compound feed production certificate. As part of this certification, SoyChlor participates in the QS feed monitoring program. Ingredients and finished product are tested for various items including salmonella, mycotoxins, dioxins, pesticides, heavy metals and more. QS is a German standard in which the concepts of ISO 9001 and HACCP are woven together. This QS certification ensures that safe, quality feed is delivered to the animals which make up part of the food supply chain.


SoyChlor's QS certification is mutually recognized by GMP+. GMP+ has determined that the QS requirements are comparable to GMP+ requirements so they recognize our QS certification.

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