Use the Right Cattle Mineral

The following Agriculture & Natural Resources article originally printed in the 2019 Winter edition of the Oldham County Extension Newsletter.

beef cattle production

Use the Right Cattle Mineral

Minerals play an important role in cattle health and nutrition. Health problems may develop if cattle are not receiving recommended levels of certain minerals. When purchasing mineral, check the label to determine if it meets these recommended levels. Also pay close attention to the recommended target intake (ounces per day per head) and sources of the minerals. Sources other than those recommended by UK Extension may not be readily absorbed or available to animals.

A chart outlining recommended mineral levels for beef cattle production is available online (click the preview below to download the chart) or in our office.

cattle mineral chart

Written by Traci Missun, Oldham County Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent.

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