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Supplementing Herd's Fall Grazing with Sweetlix Mineral Blocks Can Add Up to 10% More Daily Gain

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 11:56:42 CDT

Supplementing Herd's Fall Grazing with Sweetlix Mineral Blocks Can Add Up to 10% More Daily Gain


While wheat pastures continue to green up, cattle producers are beginning to think about stocking up on nutritional supplements to offer their cattle in addition to grazing forage this season. Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays caught up with Mark Stinchcomb, a Sweetlix representative, to talk about the different solutions that Sweetlix has available for producers.


“We have the Sweetlix Rumensin block, the Sweetlix Bloat Guard block, that are two of the favorite choices of cattlemen, going on fall pasture, whether it be wheat pasture or permanent pasture,” Stinchcomb said. “They do a very good job of preventing bloat, increasing gains, increasing immune response - just good overall health and soundness for the animal.”


Stinchcoomb says Sweetlix blocks are the best choice for producers because of their molasses technology. It is carefully formulated to help the block weather well and maintain its integrity to allow cattle full advantage of its nutritional value, specially crafted to spoon feed the exact nutrient amount each animal requires. Depending on a producer’s nutrition strategy, Stinchcomb recommends setting out a block for every five head, about one to two weeks before turning cattle out to pasture to allow enough time for their systems to acclimate to the supplement. He also cautions producers not to use any other salt or mineral blocks, to avoid decreased consumption and loss of performance. And, not only do these blocks have the potential to increase cattle’s daily gain by ten percent, he says, it is also a supplement that cattle want to eat, but not over eat.


“Consumption, particularly predictable consumption, is what we hang our hat on at Sweetlix with our products, to make sure we have the best self-fed product that we can offer cattlemen,” he said. “We are very particular to make sure we have this product consistent year after year.


Listen to Stinchcomb and Hays discuss the full range of benefits producers can expect from feeding cattle Sweetlix brand nutrient supplements, on today’s Beef Buzz. And for more information on their products or to learn how to contact your local provider, click over to their website at www.sweetlix.com.


The Beef Buzz is a regular feature heard on radio stations around the region on the Radio Oklahoma Network and is a regular audio feature found on this website as well. Click on the LISTEN BAR below for today's show and check out our archives for older Beef Buzz shows covering the gamut of the beef cattle industry today.




   




   

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