How would you rate this mineral tub?

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How would you rate this mineral tub?

Post by NonTypicalCPA » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:37 am

Bought from my local feed store. The cattle use it regularly, probably for the molasses, but getting the mineral at the same time. I've tried loose mineral and it seems to see less use than this tub. Is it a decent mineral?

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Re: How would you rate this mineral tub?

Post by kenny thomas » Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:56 pm

My thought is that it's lacking in the mineral. Decent protein but nothing special. I do like the Chrystalyx products though.
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Re: How would you rate this mineral tub?

Post by sim.-ang.king » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:31 pm

Most "mineral tubs" are good at providing trace minerals, but are low on your big two, C:P, takes a lot of lickin. They also don't have any salt added. So really they are only part of your supplement. You would still have to put out salt, and based on your forage, C:P mineral. Number one reason to use mineral tubs is decreased consumption, which in turns saves you money.
I really see them being more helpful in weaning calves, or feedlot where most of their mineral needs come from their feed.
As for your tub there, it won't hurt to put out. It will provide C:P, Trace minerals, and the added protein is nice. The ? is are they cost prohibited?
Finding a mineral your cows will eat, and find a protein supplement that works for you, might net more gains in the long run.
What brand of mineral were you using?
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Re: How would you rate this mineral tub?

Post by NonTypicalCPA » Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:22 pm

Sim, I was using Purina.

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Re: How would you rate this mineral tub?

Post by pdfangus » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:56 am

good supplement but as others have said not a complete mineral program....
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Re: How would you rate this mineral tub?

Post by kilroy60 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:24 am

If you don't mind me asking, what did this tub cost you?

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Re: How would you rate this mineral tub?

Post by BC » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:35 am

As far as minerals go, it is lacking. Looks like a protein supplement.

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