Mineral Supplementation of Beef Cattle in the Pacific Northwest
December 31, 2014
This bulletin will help ranchers to assess the mineral needs of their beef cattle and to start thinking about where to invest money on mineral programs and where to save a few dollars without diminishing animal performance. Topic covered include determining deficiencies, antagonists, mineral interactions, symptoms of deficiency or toxicity for various macro and micro minerals, organic vs. inorganic minerals and supplementation frequency. Minerals discussed include calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sodium, sulfur, iron, selenium iodine, cobalt, molybdenum, copper, zinc and manganese.
Author: Billy Whitehurst