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We got some Magnesium Oxide now for the Cows!?!?
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Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-25-2002 at 12:41:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wife just came home with 50 lbs of it! It is supposed to go in there feed. Hogman thanks for the pointers. They say mix it in the feed and still reading the information on how much to add. If anyone has some more ideas on the use let us know. New to all this type of thing with the cows!! Never was a problem befor. Mark H.


kraig WY    Posted 05-25-2002 at 16:39:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hogman's right. With new spring grass its real important to have magnesium blocks and the other trace minerals that come with it. I think one 50 # Block should last 5 cows through the summer. I put mine near the waterer.


Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-25-2002 at 17:54:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have the Mineral Blocks out all the time, but I think they needed more this time. Sissys eating hay now and moving around a lot better. Tomorrow she goes in the real good older pasture. Mark H.


Hogman    Posted 05-25-2002 at 13:41:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark that 50# will last a long time.
1. You can mix it with Their feed, a little trouble but assures dosage IF You are feedin them seperate. Otherwise go to NEXT.

2. Feed it free choice by placing it in a mineral feeder or warsh (thats what We'un's do to cloths'n such) tub or whatever. It tends to cake up kinda bad that way tho and make sure You have salt along with it. Or,
#3 (reread My earlier message,(( I think)) ) and get a Mineral mix thats HIGH in Mag and feed it free choice I use a "RANGE MIX",but there are several good ones. Them ole bovines need the minerals and to My way of thinkin They will never lap up enough of it from a "mineral" salt block. And of course white salt is next ta worthless so far as maintainin Their wellbein unless Ya have it around tha mineral feeder,mabe. All IMHO of course.


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