Animal Science Department



Mineral Nutrition–Identifying Problems and Solutions

Date of this Version

December 1993


Published for Proceedings, The Range Beef Cow Symposium XIII December 6, 7, & 8, 1993, Cheyenne, WY.


Unfortunately in formulating supplements for cows grazing native range, the importance of minerals and trace minerals are often overlooked and not properly understood. Both of these nutrients are required at low levels by cattle and because that's the case, producers often consider them an insignificant component of the beef cow diet. They have less impact than protein and energy on cow-calf performance and economics, but they should not be overlooked.

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