Five Mineral Myths Busted

Carrie Muehling

Alltech did some myth busting at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show with regards to the latest strategies and newest technologies in trace mineral supplementation.

A panel discussion including Dr. Vaughn Holder, ruminant research director with Alltech, conducted a forum where they busted five mineral myths relating to ruminant nutrition. Holder said producers should get help when determining the correct mineral balance for their cattle.

“Work with your nutritionist. Ask the questions that you need to ask about quality versus quantity of trace minerals. Talking about using a lot less of something of high quality than a lot more of something of low quality. These are important concepts,” said Holder.

Listen to Dr. Vaughn Holder bust the five mineral myths with Jamie here: Dr. Vaughn Holder, Alltech

Dr. Matt Hersom is an associate professor and extension beef cattle specialist at the University of Florida Department of Animal Sciences and also sat on the panel. He has conducted research on organic vs. inorganic minerals and you can learn more about that in this interview: Interview with Dr. Matt Hersom, University of Florida  

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