Successful cattle husbandry has its roots in quality nutrition. We’re proud to help experts across Illinois, Indiana, and beyond maximize their animals’ diets without breaking the bank. Thanks to the support of Great Plains Livestock Consulting Inc., we’re able to customize mineral formulations for your unique environment and requirements.

We use 30 years of experience to understand your needs, budget, and vision, and then we create a formula you can trust to keep your herds healthy and strong. We’ll deliver it straight to your site in bagged or bulk forms and have a one-ton minimum. This is an advantage you don’t want to miss!


Mineral Digestibility


Beef Cattle mineral is expensive, so higher digestibility means you get return for your money. The swine and poultry industry fine grinds corn to improve its digestibility. The beef industry doesn’t use fine ground corn because it is digested too rapidly and causes digestive upsets. It only makes sense to feed a mineral that is a finer particle and not coarse rocks. Finer ground mineral raised the pH of the acid much faster and higher than the coarse mineral resulting in improved digestibility.

Optional Mineral Additions:

-Add feed-through fly control

-Low or no phosphorus to balance feeding co-products

-Add high Magnesium for spring turnout

-Add Ionophores for improved feed efficiency

-Add yeast or probiotics for reduced scours risk

-Capsaican products to reduce fescue toxicosis

-Please contact us to discuss other feed additves that may be may provide a good return on investment in your specific operation


Trace Minerals


Zinc
Required: growth, conception, spermatogenesis, tissue synthesis, wound healing, Vitamin A metabolism, immunity, and hemoglobin & enzyme production

Deficiency: poor feed efficiency and intake

Iron

Required: growth, immunity & hemoglobin oxygen transport

High mortality in severe deficiency

Manganese

Required: growth, rumen cellulytic bacteria, reproduction (conception, estrus, ovulation), protein synthesis, enzyme systems, immunity, & hormonal systems

Subject to interference by inorganic minerals

Copper

Required: growth, ovulation, spermatogenesis, pigmentation of hair / skin, immunity, & enzyme / collagen synthesis

Subject to interference by inorganic minerals

Iodine

Required: metabolic regulation

Component of thyroid hormones (Goiter in deficiency)

Cobalt

Required: growth, & Vitamin B12 synthesis by rumen bugs

Deficiency: feed intake depression & Wasting Disease

Selenium

Required: growth, and immunity

Deficiency: retained placentas, White Muscle Disease & Mulberry Heart


Minerals can bind with other minerals or compete for absorption causing deficiencies. For example, Zn and Cu compete for the same absorption site therefore they should be kept in a proper ratio, Zn and Cu should be increased or a protected form should be used when Mo, Fe, or S levels are high.

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