Mineral program for replacements

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Mineral program for replacements

Post by 5S Cattle » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:15 pm

Was just curious if or what yalls minerals program was for replacement heifers and bulls.

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Re: Mineral program for replacements

Post by Silver » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:52 pm

Mine get TM salt.

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Re: Mineral program for replacements

Post by 5S Cattle » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:18 pm

Silver wrote:Mine get TM salt.

Not sure what the difference is between tm salt and having loose salt and mineral out for them?

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Re: Mineral program for replacements

Post by talltimber » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:24 pm

Mine get the same as the rest, Wind and Rain hi mag availa 4

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Re: Mineral program for replacements

Post by Silver » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:34 pm

5S Cattle wrote:
Silver wrote:Mine get TM salt.

Not sure what the difference is between tm salt and having loose salt and mineral out for them?


Only the cost.

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Re: Mineral program for replacements

Post by gcreekrch » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:33 pm

We do some feed samples yearly and have our own custom mix made. Also add Rumensin (coccidiostat) and BioMoss.

Yes, as Silver infers, it costs, but through our experience it costs less than not providing it.


And TM means Trace Mineral. Trace is a very good term for it...…….
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Re: Mineral program for replacements

Post by Silver » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:45 am

Well if you need mineral then you need it.

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Re: Mineral program for replacements

Post by elkwc » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:54 pm

We put out a good loose mineral for everything. Currently using Concept Aide Mag. We have started keeping TM with EDDI salt in it. We have had some warts the last 3 years and have been told that this will help. We keep out 3 types of salt blocks and loose white salt. They will consume one for a while and then move to something else. I firmly believe they will eat what they need if it is available. Consumption varies greatly during the year. We have used a mineral with IGR in the summer. Can't tell it has helped any because evidently our grass supplies a lot of what they need as during the spring and summer when the grass is growing good the 120 head don't eat over a 50 lb sack a month. Then when the grass matures in the fall they will usually consume a fair amount for a few weeks then taper back off. I've read where several cut their mineral with salt. I have never seen the need for it.
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Re: Mineral program for replacements

Post by Silver » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:05 pm

elkwc wrote:We put out a good loose mineral for everything. Currently ising Concept Aide. TM be ause it has EDDI salt in it, 3 types of salt blo ks and loose white salt. They will consume obe for a while and then move to something else. I firmly brlieve they will eat what they need if it is available.


I had a bull get into the penta I was using to treat fence posts with. He didn't get far from where he drank it. Not so sure he needed that.

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Re: Mineral program for replacements

Post by kilroy60 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:20 pm

talltimber wrote:Mine get the same as the rest, Wind and Rain hi mag availa 4

Same here

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Re: Mineral program for replacements

Post by TexasBred » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:58 pm

Silver wrote:Well if you need mineral then you need it.


True and most need much more than a trace. Whatever mineral is in that salt is hardly enough to measure. There is a reason they are made by salt companies rather than mineral companies.
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Re: Mineral program for replacements

Post by Silver » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:22 pm

TexasBred wrote:
Silver wrote:Well if you need mineral then you need it.


True and most need much more than a trace. Whatever mineral is in that salt is hardly enough to measure. There is a reason they are made by salt companies rather than mineral companies.


And some don't need more than a trace. There is no reason I can see to throw money away to fix something that aint broken. So if you need more, spend the money. If you don't then save the money. It's not complicated.

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Re: Mineral program for replacements

Post by gcreekrch » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:00 am

Silver wrote:
TexasBred wrote:
Silver wrote:Well if you need mineral then you need it.


True and most need much more than a trace. Whatever mineral is in that salt is hardly enough to measure. There is a reason they are made by salt companies rather than mineral companies.


And some don't need more than a trace. There is no reason I can see to throw money away to fix something that aint broken. So if you need more, spend the money. If you don't then save the money. It's not complicated.



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Re: Mineral program for replacements

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:48 am

I feed everything the same, Vigortone 3V2 Breeders 365 days a year. Cattle in this state NEED mineral, especially Selenium.
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Re: Mineral program for replacements

Post by Silver » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:40 am

gcreekrch wrote:
Silver wrote:
TexasBred wrote:
True and most need much more than a trace. Whatever mineral is in that salt is hardly enough to measure. There is a reason they are made by salt companies rather than mineral companies.


And some don't need more than a trace. There is no reason I can see to throw money away to fix something that aint broken. So if you need more, spend the money. If you don't then save the money. It's not complicated.



If you've never used any, how would you know?


How would you know if I've ever used any or not?

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