Cow & Calf Mineral Nutrition
Nutrition Plus Cow/Calf products are mineral-vitamin mixes designed to aid in balancing a cow’s diet when grazing pastures that are deficient in meeting cattle requirements for optimum performance. Our Cow/Calf Plus line products contain elevated levels of the major minerals phosphorus and magnesium, and elevated levels of trace minerals-copper, manganese, zinc, iodine and vitamin E for situations where additional fortification is required. Our Nutrition Plus Mineral products for cow/calf operations are manufactured at a Production Facility that is “State of the Art”. The production facility manufactures premix and mineral formulations exclusively (no feeds) and is specially designed with specific equipment, using the best ingredients available to make a quality mineral product. Optimum particle size results in excellent animal intake and nutritional utilization with less waste. So, each bite is a consistent mix of the right ingredients for optimum performance. Consistent Products – Predictable Consumption The ultimate result is a cost effective nutrition program that will maximize livestock performance.
Product Options for Specific Uses Nutrition Plus can have your mineral blended with medications and feed additives that fit your specific need.
- Chlortetracycline (CTC) – CAUTION: Federal law restricts medicated feed containing this veterinary feed directive (VFD) drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. – For the control of bacterial pneumonia associated with shipping fever complex susceptible to Chlortetracycline. – For control of active infection of anaplasmosis caused by Anaplasma marginale susceptible to chlortetracycline in beef cattle – Producers have experienced better control and prevention of foot rot and pink eye with the addition of this product in their mineral. – Cattle stay healthier so they gain better. – Research has shown improved conception rates with the addition of CTC
- Magnesium – To be fed on lush pastures to aid in the prevention of grass Tetany
- IGR – Insect Growth Regulator that contains Altosid to prevent the development of horn flies
Basic Mineral Nutrition Grasses and other forages are deficient in certain mineral nutrients. Minerals that are lacking in the diet may be force fed by self-feeding common salt-mineral mixtures formulated to provide needed minerals when the mixture is consumed in amounts to satisfy the animals’ appetite for salt. Other than for common salt, animals apparently do not have the ability to select needed minerals. Efficient animal production is not possible unless nutrient requirements are met. Many years of field testing, forage analysis and trials have gone into developing a good balanced mineral that is consumed adequately and will improve cattle condition, health and performance, resulting in improving your bottom line.