Phosphorus, which is found with calcium in the bones and teeth of animals, has a role in every phase of animal growth and production. It has many biological functions and is a key component in energy metabolism. It’s required for cells to divide, a heart to beat, and for milk, meat and wool to be produced. Phosphorus plays a role in acid-base buffering in blood and other bodily fluids, along with being a component of tissue cell walls. With adequate dietary levels of phosphorus, livestock and poultry will grow faster, produce more and be healthier.