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Re: Sulfer Blocks

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:46 pm
by Highpoint
Just found mybay another reason. If farmers are adding phosphates to their farm land in the way of fertilizers the research shows excessive phosphates cause problems with absorption of sulfur.

http://www.naturalnews.com/034065_sulfur_nutrient.html

Re: Sulfer Blocks

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:59 pm
by Nesikep
Bright Raven wrote:
Ky hills wrote:I am in agreement with Callmefence, the old timers around here swore by them and a lot are still sold. They say they keep down the flies. I always say that I am willing to learn and try new things but keep some things traditional too, I still put out Sulphur blocks during the summer :hide: . All other times of the year and also in addition to the Sulphur blocks I feed a loose chelated mineral, which costs about $24 per bag. I honestly can't say if the blocks help or not, some years I think maybe so, and then this year, not at all.


Are horseflies bad there? Awful this year. I have seen as many as 6 on one cow.

Horseflies have been worse here this year than any year I can remember.. I saw 6 in a day for a couple days in a row :lol:
Usually I only see 6 in a year.

Re: Sulfer Blocks

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:58 am
by Ky hills
Nesikep wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
Ky hills wrote:I am in agreement with Callmefence, the old timers around here swore by them and a lot are still sold. They say they keep down the flies. I always say that I am willing to learn and try new things but keep some things traditional too, I still put out Sulphur blocks during the summer :hide: . All other times of the year and also in addition to the Sulphur blocks I feed a loose chelated mineral, which costs about $24 per bag. I honestly can't say if the blocks help or not, some years I think maybe so, and then this year, not at all.


Are horseflies bad there? Awful this year. I have seen as many as 6 on one cow.

Horseflies have been worse here this year than any year I can remember.. I saw 6 in a day for a couple days in a row :lol:
Usually I only see 6 in a year.


Haven't counted them here, but have seen quite a few, although I the most I have ever seen on a cow was one day last summer.

Re: Sulfer Blocks

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:02 pm
by Stocker Steve
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:I'll tell you this much, it prevents rheumatoid arthritis. Not a single case since we started putting out sulfur blocks.


I have a couple slow cows, but I thought it was just the Hereford breeding.

How old are these arthritic cows?

Re: Sulfer Blocks

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:19 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Sulfur also inhibits the absorption of Selenium. That would be very detrimental around here. If you are feeding good loose mineral, you should not need to feed anything else.
I know the "trace mineral" salt blocks are worthless. A cow could eat a whole block in one day and still not get the trace minerals she needed for that one day.

Re: Sulfer Blocks

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:21 pm
by callmefence
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:Sulfur also inhibits the absorption of Selenium. That would be very detrimental around here. If you are feeding good loose mineral, you should not need to feed anything else.
I know the "trace mineral" salt blocks are worthless. A cow could eat a whole block in one day and still not get the trace minerals she needed for that one day.


A cow could eat a entire mineral block and not receive the mineral that the label on a bag of expensive mineral claims it needs... fixed it

Re: Sulfer Blocks

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:24 pm
by Turkeybird
Anybody use vita ferm stuff?

Re: Sulfer Blocks

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:45 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
I use Sure Champ for my show string.

Re: Sulfer Blocks

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:34 am
by Red Bull Breeder
Been using Vita Ferm for quite a while. It works.

Re: Sulfer Blocks

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:30 pm
by rollinhills
Turkeybird wrote:Anybody use vita ferm stuff?


Yes it seems to be really good stuff.

Re: Sulfer Blocks

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:27 pm
by coachg
I put out plain salt blocks and sulfur blocks during the summer . An older cattleman told me the sulfur helped with flys . Makes the cows smell bad to the flys; don't know if that is true but I think along with my other fly controls something is working ? The cows do love the sulfur blocks ! I also keep out loose minerals .

Re: Sulfer Blocks

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:05 pm
by callmefence
Red Bull Breeder wrote:Been using Vita Ferm for quite a while. It works.
rollinhills wrote:
Turkeybird wrote:Anybody use vita ferm stuff?


Yes it seems to be really good stuff.


Good for what exactly.

Re: Sulfer Blocks

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:57 pm
by Highpoint
It is true about selenium and sulfur and probably the best idea is to have grass tested for them. Both are very important and sulfur is one that kills bacteria and viruses at least in humans. We are trying out a new product called fulvic and I know it has sulfur so to be safe I put out apple cider vinegar in separate water tanks (1/8 gallon to 45 gallons water). Many ranchers here are doing this or at these the ones selling grass fed. Sulfur also helps kill the fungus that causes oders. I know many do not talk about GMOs here but glyphosate is a potent antibiotic. I do not have all the research but feel anything with especially corn is a recipe for sick animals and those who eat them. So far dr Hubert is the source I use.

Re: Sulfer Blocks

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:42 am
by rollinhills
callmefence wrote:
Red Bull Breeder wrote:Been using Vita Ferm for quite a while. It works.
rollinhills wrote:
Turkeybird wrote:Anybody use vita ferm stuff?


Yes it seems to be really good stuff.


Good for what exactly.

Here in ky most of my pasture is fescue and you know we have trouble with toxins. The heat mineral helps with that plus it has AMA-ferm in it which is a probiotic plus garlic and cinnamon to help with the flies, during breeding we use the concept-aid 5s which helps with breed back.

Re: Sulfer Blocks

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:02 pm
by callmefence
rollinhills wrote:
callmefence wrote:
Red Bull Breeder wrote:Been using Vita Ferm for quite a while. It works.
rollinhills wrote:
Yes it seems to be really good stuff.


Good for what exactly.

Here in ky most of my pasture is fescue and you know we have trouble with toxins. The heat mineral helps with that plus it has AMA-ferm in it which is a probiotic plus garlic and cinnamon to help with the flies, during breeding we use the concept-aid 5s which helps with breed back.


Thank you