Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition

DCAD Calculator

Below is an example ration's DCAD number. Learn your ration's DCAD value by entering each mineral as a percentage of the total ration dry matter or supplement. The DCAD Calculator allows you to input values from multiple rations to ensure your cows receive the nutrients they need for profitable performance.

DCAD for lactating rations: +35 to +45 meq/100g
DCAD for close-up rations: -8 to -12 meq/100g

Directions: Enter a ration name, then use the tab key to move to the next cell. Enter each mineral as a percentage of the total ration dry matter or supplement to calculate the DCAD value.

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Calculation #1

Ration
% Sodium
% Potassium
% Chloride
% Sulfur
(NA+K) - (CI+S)DCAD 1meq/100g
NA+K-CIDCAD 2meq/100g
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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