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Correcting Deficiencies One Lick At a Time

October 29, 2020
Megan Hasenour | Marketing Communications Manager

 cattle mineral

Is your cattle mineral investment being washed away? Keep money in your pocket, and invest in a mineral that stands up to the elements.

Our mineral tubs are weatherized mineral, meaning they can stand up to any weather. 

Mineral tubs are in a solid form made up of a number of blended essential minerals and includes cooked sweet molasses in biodegradable fiber plastic containers. Since the tubs include molasses, they enhance cattle intake and utilization of available forages.
 
Most winter forages do not meet cattle’s basic nutritional requirements. Thus, most cattle herds are deficient in essential trace minerals.
 
Did you know that deficiencies can ONLY be corrected through properly balanced mineral supplement?
 
So, a proper and balanced mineral program is oh so important during winter.
 
Don’t get drawn to a mineral that has filler material such as “limestone”. Minerals that include unnecessary ingredients help drive down the cost. BUT do NOT make the mistake of buying the least expensive product before you check the ingredients.
 
Pick a mineral that includes all the nutrients your cattle need to ensure they will be getting what they need, when they need it most.
 
A balanced mineral supplement helps cows prepare for and recover from pregnancy, calving and lactation.
 
Here is a guide providing what minerals support Cattle for:
Hair Coat                                Zn, Cu, Se
Bone Development                 CA, P, Mg, Mn, Cu
Muscle Development              P, S. Zn, Se
Immune Function                    Zn, Cu, Mn, Se
Skin & Hoof Health                   Zn, Cu, Mn
Nervous System                       Mg, P, Cu
Appetite                                  Mg, K, Zn, Co
Fertility                                      P, Zn, Cu, Mn, Se
Fetal Development                  Zn, Cu, Mn, Se
Milk Production                        Ca, P, Mg, Zn
 
Macro Nutrients: (P) Phosphorus, (K) Potassium, (Ca) Calcium, (Na) Sodium, (Cl) Chlorine, (S) Sulfur, (Mg) Magnesium
 
Micro (Trace) Nutrients: (Fe) Iron, (Cu) Copper, (Zn) Zinc, (I) Iodine, (Se) Selenium, (Mn) Manganese, (Co) Cobalt
 
Stress Tub
When to Use Stress Tub
  • Weaning and receiving pens
  • Stressed cattle (from weaning and transportation)
  • Breeding herd 60 days prior to calving
  • Throughout breeding season
  • Provide access to timid or green calves
 
Benefits of Stress Tub
  • To maintain fully functioning immune system.
  • Provides nutrients involved in reproductive performance to positively impact fertility, estrus as well as semen quality and quantity.
  • Self-fed highly palatable, poured molasses tub for consistent consumption.
 
Directions for Stress Tub
  • 1/3 to ½ pound per head daily
  • Intake regulated by hardness of product
  • Cattle will receive 7 grams of Availa® 4 and ½ oz of XPC™ per ½ lb. of tub consumed.
 
 
Rangeland 30-13
When to Use Rangeland 30-13
  • Cattle on pasture
 
Benefits of Rangeland 30-13
  • Designed for cattle on forage diets.
  • 30% protein supplement designed for self-feeding.
  • Added non-protein nitrogen to support rumen microbial fermentation
  • Self-fed highly palatable, poured molasses tub for consistent consumption.
 
Directions for Rangeland 30-13
  • ½ to 1 lb. per head daily
  • This product does not contain added salt; therefore, supplemental salt should be offered at all times.
 
 
All Season
When to All Season
  • Cow/calf
  • Seedstock Cattle
 
Benefits
  • Proper levels and ratios of all 14 essential minerals needed.
  • With Altosid® for the prevention of breeding horn flies in the manure of treated cattle.
  • Self-fed highly palatable, poured molasses tub for consistent consumption
 
Directions
  • ¼ to ½ lb. per head daily
  • This product does not contain added salt; therefore, supplemental salt should be offered at all times.
 
 
 
Accuration® Hi-Fat
When to Use Accuration® Hi Fat
  • Late fall grazing
  • Decreased forage quantity and/or quality
  • Corn stalk supplementation
 
Benefits
  • 10% added fat to maintain body condition and support reproduction.
  • Concentrated rumen-protected fat source for optimal energy utilization.
  • 25% protein block to balance nutrient deficiencies in forages.
  • Self-fed highly palatable, poured molasses tub for consistent consumption.
 
Directions
  • 1-3 lbs per head daily
  • Intake regulated by nutritional needs dependent on quality and quantity of forage
 
 
For nutritional recommendations, contact a Livestock Nutrition Sales Specialist to help you meet the needs of your herd.
 
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