Hi mag mineral

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Hi mag mineral

Postby Cross-7 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:46 am

We've had some rain, temperatures have perfect and the grass had really come on
Mostly ryegrass, revue and other cool season grasses.
Being new to the area I don't know if I need a hi mag mineral.
I asked the local feed store guy and he said some do some don't and some don't use any mineral

I have loose mineral out and don't really want to scoop it out and replace its not necessary.

They're on native pasture with a variety of grasses, not a pure lush stand of ryegrass or wheat.
They still nibble a little on hay, but not much.
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Re: Hi mag mineral

Postby ddd75 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:47 am

this new 'regular' mineral (chelated) has 4 times the amount of mg as "hi-mag" mineral bags.

i was kinda like.. huh. when I was checking the labels.
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Re: Hi mag mineral

Postby Cross-7 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:52 am

ddd75 wrote:this new 'regular' mineral (chelated) has 4 times the amount of mg as "hi-mag" mineral bags.

i was kinda like.. huh. when I was checking the labels.



Good to know
I'll check labels
Thanks
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Re: Hi mag mineral

Postby callmefence » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:14 am

Variety of grass and some hay you should be good. Any grass booting or making seed even better. Any clover, even better.
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Re: Hi mag mineral

Postby Cross-7 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:31 am

callmefence wrote:Variety of grass and some hay you should be good. Any grass booting or making seed even better. Any clover, even better.



That's about what I was thinking
I don't have any clover and undecided on whether to try it due to bloat problems
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Re: Hi mag mineral

Postby Banjo » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:48 am

ddd75 wrote:this new 'regular' mineral (chelated) has 4 times the amount of mg as "hi-mag" mineral bags.

i was kinda like.. huh. when I was checking the labels.


What mineral are you talkin about?
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Re: Hi mag mineral

Postby Cross-7 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:50 pm

One concern is they are gorging themselves and the grass in really taking off

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Re: Hi mag mineral

Postby Bigfoot » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:04 pm

I think it's necessary/cheap insurance. Mine will only eat Kandy mag. Won't touch any other brand. Only one place here has it.
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Re: Hi mag mineral

Postby Cross-7 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:06 pm

Bigfoot wrote:I think it's necessary/cheap insurance. Mine will only eat Kandy mag. Won't touch any other brand. Only one place here has it.



At least I'll quit thinking about it :D
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Re: Hi mag mineral

Postby kilroy60 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:38 am

We keep hi mag out year round. As another mentioned - cheap insurance.
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Re: Hi mag mineral

Postby farmerjan » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:05 pm

Yep, we also use it year round now and see it as cheap insurance also. We have some pastures that are rented that are not the best ground, so we figure they are getting better utilization with the hi-mag mineral.
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Re: Hi mag mineral

Postby Eugene66 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:11 pm

Is your soil deficient in magnesium? If not, are you not concerned with mag toxicity in your cattle?
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Re: Hi mag mineral

Postby Cross-7 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:18 pm

Eugene66 wrote:Is your soil deficient in magnesium? If not, are you not concerned with mag toxicity in your cattle?



I'm concerned with grass tetany
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Re: Hi mag mineral

Postby greybeard » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:50 pm

Hard to find here, and you sure gotta ask for it.
I don't call 5% magnesium as qualifying for "Hi-Mag" either.
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Re: Hi mag mineral

Postby bse » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:19 am

We do have grass tetany problems here. The main guy for co op mineral told me stay on a good mineral year round and forget about hi mag. They push hi mag at the stores and it's 5 bucks cheaper a bag, but if you look at consumption they eat twice as much, so I'm thinking thats a big reason to push it.
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