TexasBred, what's your advice on this mineral?

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Re: TexasBred, what's your advice on this mineral?

Postby bmoore87 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:05 pm

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Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:OK, I can buy it from my supplier, but they have Rumensen 120 - how much would I need of that per bag??
We always fed Bovetec when we custom mixed out mineral, and I feel we are slacking not having it (money savings on feed).
Greatly appreciate your help!!

4 oz to each Monensin 120 would give you 1200 gr/ton monensin


Try feeding it at 1600 gms per ton which equals 200 mg per head per day at 4 oz feed rate. Gives better cocci control and higher feed efficiency. Monensin is not labeled for free choice while bovatec is.
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Re: TexasBred, what's your advice on this mineral?

Postby TexasBred » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:46 pm

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Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:OK, I can buy it from my supplier, but they have Rumensen 120 - how much would I need of that per bag??
We always fed Bovetec when we custom mixed out mineral, and I feel we are slacking not having it (money savings on feed).
Greatly appreciate your help!!

4 oz to each Monensin 120 would give you 1200 gr/ton monensin


Try feeding it at 1600 gms per ton which equals 200 mg per head per day at 4 oz feed rate. Gives better cocci control and higher feed efficiency. Monensin is not labeled for free choice while bovatec is.

No but companies make it everyday (just as you suggested above) and advise to mix the mineral with feed knowing full well most will be fed free choice. There is a point of diminishing return so don't get carried away thinking the more I include the more gain I'll get. Increased feed efficiency only works to a point. Manufacturer recommended levels are more than enough.
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Re: TexasBred, what's your advice on this mineral?

Postby bmoore87 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:15 pm

Rumensin: Mature reproducing beef cows

For improved feed efficiency when receiving supplemental feed: Feed continuously at a rate of 50 to 200 mg/hd/d


200mg is labeled rate and gets you the highest feed efficiency. you feed less than that it goes down per elanco rep.

Yes people do. Shouldnt have issues with cows if your consistent but know people who had problems when calves got in the feeder.
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Re: TexasBred, what's your advice on this mineral?

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:58 am

This is going in my free-choice mineral. I always (in the past) fed Bovatec. Is this a problem with newborns/calves?
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Re: TexasBred, what's your advice on this mineral?

Postby TexasBred » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:33 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:This is going in my free-choice mineral. I always (in the past) fed Bovatec. Is this a problem with newborns/calves?

No because they probably won't touch it. You can by milk replacer with Bovatec.
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Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:38 pm

Yes, you are right about the milk replacer - and you would be surprised how much those little buggers big that heavy rubber flap up & eat the mineral!! Surprises me!
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Re: TexasBred, what's your advice on this mineral?

Postby bmoore87 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:22 am

Yes, agree with TB you should be fine. Bovatec is safe for calves and much harder to overdose on.
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Re: TexasBred, what's your advice on this mineral?

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:56 am

but, I am using Rumensin not Bovatec.
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Re: TexasBred, what's your advice on this mineral?

Postby bmoore87 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:50 pm

Sorry missread what you were saying.
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