Cattle Mineral Tips for Fall
Sep 16, 2020
Quick, timely considerations for your Purina cattle mineral program.
- Understand your phosphorus levels as grasses dry down. For grass low in phosphorus, consider a high-phosphorus cattle mineral to meet animal needs.
- Continue using Purina® Wind and Rain® Storm® Fly Control Mineral with Altosid® (IGR) 30 days after the first frost to prevent flies from overwintering and jump-starting spring populations.
- Building base mineral and vitamin stores pre-weaning can help calves stay healthy. Provide Purina® Stress Tubs for calves in the creep feeder cage. If you don’t creep feed, make sure calves have access to a cattle mineral feeder with the rest of the cow herd.
- Cows may crave salt more as grasses dry down. It can be helpful to provide additional salt in a granular mineral mix. Provide free-choice salt if using a cattle mineral tub that does not contain salt (i.e. non-complete).
Our Livestock Specialists are here to guide you as you consider mineral programs for your cattle. They are now booking tubs and loose mineral. Take advantage of the fall special! Now through October 23rd, save on Purina mineral products.
Contact your Livestock Specialist to purchase or for more information.
Shawna Lorenzen | 563-320-7276
Taylor Handy | 641-777-5863
Ken Tjardes, PhD. Field Cattle Consultant
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