Everything listed under: Mineral

  • Prime Cuts: Why Minerals Matter

    It is well established that livestock have certain mineral requirements; however, it is important to understand what those minerals do when choosing a program. Understanding how minerals affect the body may also help in spotting deficiencies and areas of improvement.   Cobalt – Necessary for vitamins B12 synthesis by rumen microbes.   Read More...

  • Prime Cuts: Don't Skip Brood Cow Minerals

    Extensive work has been conducted showing the importance of energy and protein intake for late-gestation beef cows; however, mineral supplementation is often overlooked. Adequate mineral supplementation is necessary throughout the year, but is especially critical in the 60 days prior to calving through the end of breeding season. Not only does supplementation of minerals support the health and reproductive efficiency of the cow, but new research has suggested that resulting calves also experienc...  Read More...