Salt & Minerals

 Custom Blend Pre-Calving / Rebreeding Mineral

Formulated to be fed free choice with

Saltec Trace Mineral Selenium Salt

 17-17 with complete Vitamin Package.............$36.50/bag

20-10 with complete Vitamin Package.............$33.50/bag

Cobalt Salt................................................$7.65/bag

Cobalt Salt...............................................$6.25/block

Magnum 120 Salt.......................................$11.25/bag

Magnum 120 Salt......................................$9.75/block

Ultra 120 salt...........................................$12.50/bag

Ultra 120 salt.........................................$11.65/block

Pallet Price Discount Available


Below is some important information all cattle producers should be aware of. 

Calcium is required by cattle to form the bones, blood clotting, nerve and muscle control, acid-base balance and production of milk. Deficiencies can cause rickets in young animals and osteomalacia in mature animals.

Phosphorus, also known as the fertility mineral, is important in reproduction, in the formation of bones, is utilized in the metabolism of energy, important in acid-base balances and in enzyme systems in the body. Deficiencies include poor reproduction performance, stiffness in the hind quarters, easily broken bones, rickets or pica.

Magnesium plays an important role in the enzyme systems involved in the transfer of energy and in carbohydrate metabolism. Most feed stuffs contain proper magnesium levels; however certain conditions, such as lush growing pastures, limit magnesium and can cause grass tetany. Symptoms of grass tetany include unusual alertness and nervousness, muscle twitching, staggering and convulsions. Less serious symptoms include loss of appetite and stiffness in gait.

Selenium is part of an enzyme necessary to neutralize harmful by-products of cell metabolism and is also important for normal immune system function. Deficiencies included white muscle disease, reduced disease resistance, dead or weak calves at birth, retained placentas and reduced fertility.

Vitamins are organic compounds that are required in small amounts but are essential for metabolism. Some vitamins must be added to manufactured livestock feeds. Vitamins normally required by cattle are vitamins A, D and E.

Vitamin A is required for bone development, vision, soft tissue (skin) maintenance and healthy pregnancies. Deficiencies include reduced fertility, an increased susceptibility to disease, night blindness and reduced feed efficiency. Fetal bone development and bone density in mature cattle can also be affected.

Vitamin D also called the sunshine vitamin, is involved in the regulation of calcium absorption and bone mineralization. It is also needed to prevent rickets and reduce the incidence of weak, deformed or dead calves during the calving season. Vitamin D deficiencies often resemble Calcium and Phosphorus deficiencies - rickets in young animals, weak bones in older animals and decreased growth rates.

Vitamin E is required for animal growth, maintenance of the immune system, animal health and for the prvention of muscular dystrophy in young calves. Vitamin E also improves the efficiency of vitamin A and selenium. Research has also shown that vitamin E helps maintain a bright pink or red color and the taste of the meat for longer shelf life on the store counters; and some slaughter facilities require usage of high levels of vitamin E. Deficiencies include white muscle disease in calves.  

Clean water is an important nutrient for beef cattle that should not be overlooked. Water should be free of fecal contamination, algal toxins and contain less than 100 ppm of nitrates. Salt content is also important, and must be considered when feeding rations, supplements and minerals. 

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