Still amazed at how many people buy nothing but those red blocks for $7-$8 each and think they're doin great...
I've only had cattle for 10 years but thank God found out in the first year to use a good loose mineral.
I am amazed that vets do not stress that , especially if they know u are not that experienced.
We are in a selenium deficient area so even more important to get the right mineral.
I know people that only had a few head and never fed any minerals and lost a couple of cows and a couple of calves and vet never once asked about minerals.
My vet (really good vet) never told me either.
Had to find out by doing a lot of research.
It should be a basic after water and food![/quote]
I agree - it should be a basic but for some reason we never get this advice until a lot of times it's too late.