Cover for Mineral Supplementation of Beef Cattle

Mineral Supplementation of Beef Cattle in the Pacific Northwest

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.

PNW 670    Published March 2015    9 pages


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