Beef Mineral

Granular/Supplement

An all-season, free choice, loose mineral for all classes of cattle. Ideal for natural, pasture fed beef. New and Improved formula!

Specially Formulated For:

Life Stages

Growing & Finishing Cattle
Breeding Cattle
Beef Calf
Advantages
Analysis & Ingredients
Feeding Instructions
Resources

Beef Mineral Advantages

Balanced levels of minerals and vitamins to provide proper nutrition to beef cattle.

Highly bioavailable forms of trace minerals optimize animal health and productivity.

Formulated for the Northeast to compensate for vitamin and mineral deficiencies in forages.

Optimum levels of vitamin E and organic selenium to provide strong antioxidant protection and immunity.

Palatable to encourage consistent consumption.

Weatherized – no caking or clumping, and reduced nutrient loss from leaching.

No medication, growth stimulants or hormones. Ideal for natural, pasture fed beef.

Low Feeding rate, feed free choice- optimal intake 4 oz/day.

Optimized trace mineral package promotes:

- Improved hoof integrity with reduced infections

- Improved immunity 

- Reduced inflammation 

- Enhanced fertility 

- Increased fiber digestibility (NDF)

- Reduced rumen reactivity and less microbial damage 

Guaranteed Analysis

CalciumMin13.20 %
CalciumMax15.84 %
PhosphorusMin6.50 %
SaltMin18.00 %
SaltMax21.60 %
MagnesiumMin6.50 %
CobaltMin40.00 PPM
CopperMin1,250.00 PPM
IodineMin200.00 PPM
ManganeseMin3,500.00 PPM
SeleniumMin32.00 PPM
ZincMin5,000.00 PPM
Vitamin AMin250,000 IU/LB
Vitamin EMin350 IU/LB

Ingredients

Monocalcium Phosphate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Magnesium Oxide, Magnesium Sulfate, Calcium Stearate, Mineral Oil, Zinc Hydroxychloride, Manganese Hydroxychloride, Selenium Yeast, Basic Copper Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Ethylenediamine Dihydroidide, Cobalt Sulfate.

Feeding Amounts & Instructions

Feed this mineral free choice, the intake should not excede 4 oz per head per day. Feed as the sole source of mineral.

Provide clean, fresh water. Provide a minimum of one mineral feeder per 30 cows. Provide constant supply of mineral to reduce overconsumption. Allow 3 to 7 days for intake to adjust before making management changes. Additional salt can be provided only if cattle overconsume mineral.

Caution: Follow label directions. The addition to feed of higher levels of this premix containing selenium is not permitted. Feeding added selenium levels in excess of 0.3 ppm in the total diet is prohibited.

Warning: Contains high levels of copper. Do not feed to sheep or other animals sensitive to copper.

Beef Feeding Guidelines

Day 1: Feed 4 quarts of high quality colostrum (>200 IgG) within 2-6 hours of birth. Feed another 4 quarts colostrum 12 hours later.

Day 2- 60: Feed Opti-Milk Essential (Contains Bovatec) OR Calf Care 22:20 Non-Medicated Milk Replacer.

Day 2- Week 11: Offer free choice Opti-Caf or AlphaLine Start calf starter (both contain Bovatec), up to 7 lbs/day, beginning with small amounts. Calf should be eating 3-4 lbs starter/day by weaning at 60 days.

Day 28- Onward: Offer a small handful of hay daily (ideally 5-10% of total dry feed).

Week 12- 15 months: Transition gradually from calf starter to an equal amount of Opti-Heifer Pellet (Contains Bovatec) or Textra 18% (non medicated), or ACP 20% Pellet (non medicated), increasing amounts daily, up to 6-8 lbs daily. Can introduce high quality fermented feeds such as haylage or silage. Offer free choice forage.

Finisher: 15 Months - Finishing: Free choice forages (fermented feeds or hay) and 6-12 lbs/ day of one of the following products depending on forage quality:

Hi-Line 16% Pellet, ACP 20% Pellet, Stock NCA Sweet 16%, Textra 14%, 16%, or 18% (all non medicated).

Breeding/ Lactating: 15 Months- Onward: Free choice forages (fermented feeds or hay) and 6-8 lbs/ day of one of the following products depending on forage quality: Hi-Line 16% Pellet, Stock NCA Sweet 16%, Textra 14%, 16%, or 18% (all non medicated).

Quality grass based or forage only diets: Offer free choice Beef Mineral (all natural, non medicated) to all classes of beef cattle. Optimum intake is 4 oz/d.

Poor quality or lack of forage: Feed Forage Extender Pellets to replace up to half of the forage in the diet, pound for pound.

Forage Testing & Customized Feed Plans

Your animal is unique – let us tailor a feeding recommendation to their needs.

Forage is the foundation for any high performing nutrition program, but do you know what nutrients your forage is providing or lacking?

Our unique forage testing program allows a high level of precision when it comes to your animal’s diet. That means more complete nutrition, less guessing, healthier animals and happier owners.

Poulin Grain offers complimentary forage analysis, and personalized feeding recommendations for your animals. Contact us today for a free one-on-one consult with our feed experts.

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