Get Ahead of the Mineral Game

Apr 15, 2024

Spring is here and it's time to get ahead of the mineral game.

First and foremost, fly control. The best and easiest way to accomplish this is by using a quality mineral with Clarifly, Altosid, or garlic. Start it now and feed it all year. Yes, there's a cost to it. But compare that to the cost of treating your livestock for pinkeye and the many other diseases caused by flies and ticks. Plus when cows are busy swatting flies, they don't eat. When they don't eat, they don't gain mass. When they don't gain mass, you don't have muscle to sell at the sale barn.

Also, make sure you're using a good fescue mineral to deliver that fly control agent. Fescue toxicity and grass tetany cut into your bottom line. You need to start feeding a good, quality fescue mineral 30 days before the grasses emerge in your pasture. 

Quality fescue minerals from Hubbard and Kent are available at SFG, with or without fly control agents. Give us a call today and see how SFG can help improve your bottom line!