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Super Fine DE benefits for Livestock

DE has received recognition around the world as a beneficial feed additive for all livestock. It has been used as a digestive aid, mineral and trace element supplement and for parasitical control. It is used extensively in the USA and Europe, its use in Australia has been limited by its supply.

Livestock to benefit include Beef and Dairy Cattle, Horses, Poultry, Goats, Pigs, Sheep and Domestic Animals. Though this list does not limit the types or breeds of animals DE will benefit.

 Studies show a general to significant improvement in the following areas:

  • Optimizes animal health

  • Control of internal parasites (will not control heart or lung worm) and external parasites

  • Reduced odours – particularly noticeable where intensive farming practices are in use

  • Controls flies, ticks, fleas, buffalo fly on the animal, in pasture and around pens

  • Reduces infant mortality

  • General improvement in wellbeing

  • Greater resistance to disease and parasites

  • Improved appetites in picky eaters

  • Healthier appearance

  • Improves growth and development

  • DE will also provide the animal with calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, and sulphur trace elements 

In addition to the above improvements and in relation to specific animals:

Dairy Cows 

  • Increase in milk production and butterfat %

  • Incidence of mastitis reduced

DE in Cattle

  • Increased in weight gain

  • Improvement in coat sheen

  • May control worms and parasites

  • May control fleas, buffalo flies, ticks-internal    and external

  • Increase feed intake in prepared feeds


  • Greater weight gain

  • Reduction in odour

  • Less destruction of housing

How it works

It is thought that DE works in ways similar to holistic medicine, benefiting the entire animal. It is believed that the structure of the DE stimulates the digestion and aids in improving feed conversion and absorption of nutrients, essential elements and trace elements. In short, the animal is able to gain more of the available nutrients from the feed you are feeding them. Therefore, it makes economic sense to use DE as a regular addition to your feeding routine.

​External Use

Use as a dust or a spray to control external parasites. To use as a spray mix 250 grams with 4 litres of water and spray livestock - filter before use. Spray and dust around living quarters and bedding.


  • Improvement in coat sheen

  • Cured scours

  • Better food absorption

Dogs and Cats and Domestic Animals

  • Controlled internal parasites completely within seven days


  • Increase in egg production

  • Control of Bird lice

  • Dryer droppings allowing easier cleaning of house

  • Feed supplement

  • Controls internal and external parasites

  • Reduces smell, controls fly

  • Improves quality of eggs

The following rates are only a suggestion as livestock and pets vary due to the difference in farming procedures and animal size.