Cows/Cattle/Mineral Supplement

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i was wondering whats a good Mineral Supplement loose or so on that we need for our cattle since the pasture is not that great.thank you so much

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Hello!

My favorite loose mineral is made by Purina. It's called "wind and rain" and should be pretty easy to find.  Most any Purina dealed or feed store will carry it.  There are five or six different formulas, so you'll want to do a little research to determine what works best for your pasture and feed program. I use the high mag formula in the spring , the regular formula with the fly control spring through fall.

The feed store can help with questions. There are different types for different areas also.

I've used many different brands over the years and keep coming back to the Purina.

Eileen

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Eileen DuJardin

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I can answer most types of cattle questions, primarily beef types. Genetics, breeding, basic care, herd health and management, and showing. I'm knowledgeable in forages and feeding. Non emergency health and soundness questions. I am not a veterinary, and can't answer critical care questions. Call your local large animal vet for that service.

Experience

I've been a registered cattle breeder for over 20 years. My husband and I run a 250 acre cattle ranch in Texas. I've raised dairy cattle, commercial cattle, and registered and show cattle. I'm on our county Beef and Forage committee.

Organizations
American Simmental Association. American Brahman Breeders Association. Falls County Beef and Forage Committee. Texas Farm Bureau

Education/Credentials
Associates Degree in computer science.

Awards and Honors
Many ribbons and placings in cattle showing, with most recent being: 2011 Fort Worth Stock Show, Senior Champion Simmental, and Houston Livestock Show Reserve Champion Senior Simmental.

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