Custom Blend Minerals Will Help Support Your Herd

May 4, 2013Comments Off on Custom Blend Minerals Will Help Support Your Herd

As a cattle owner, you no doubt are interested in making sure that your animals are as healthy and well cared for as possible. This is not only important because of the animals that are under your care, it can also make a difference in your profit margins. Although there are many things that need to be considered in this regard, one that should not be overlooked are the minerals that you are feeding to the livestock. What are some of the things that should be considered so that you can have the healthiest animals possible?

First of all, there are going to be differences in the needs of the herd according to several different factors. One of the things that is going to need to be considered is the type of environment in which they are feeding. If they tend to feed outdoors for the majority of the year, they are going to be deficient in certain vitamins and minerals. The same also be true if they are fed in confinement or if they are both pasture and grain fed. The needs of those animals, however, are going to be different so it is often necessary for you to have a custom blend of minerals that will help to support the herd according to their specific needs. Those free choice minerals may be available as a supplement that has already been mixed but it may also be necessary for the blend of minerals to be customized to a larger extent.

Another thing that needs to be considered is the area in which the cattle are feeding. This can make a difference, as they may be feeding on different types of grass when they are out to pasture and the soil in the area may be deficient in minerals that may be available more readily in other areas. Our free choice mineral blends are suitable for herds that are within a 200 mile radius of San Angelo, Texas. If you are outside of that area, you may still benefit from those blends but it may also be necessary for a custom blend to be provided.

Providing your cattle with the minerals that they need can be beneficial to their health and will help to provide them with what is necessary for optimum growth. Those minerals may include phosphate, calcium, magnesium, salt, sulfur and many other choice minerals. As long as you are providing the cattle with what they need, you will be less likely to experience problems with the herd.