Mineral requirements

Adequate intake of energy and protein are the most important for cattle performance and health. Meeting mineral requirements is also important. Providing cattle access to a complete, balanced mineral supplement is a good way to help prevent any mineral deficiencies. A complete mineral supplement will contain macro minerals, trace minerals, salt, and some vitamins. Loose mineral supplements and tubs are common free choice delivery methods. Make sure tubs contain salt otherwise provide a source of white salt along with the tub. Salt blocks only contain a few minerals and are not appropriate options in most situations.