Vitaferm Heat mineral?

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Vitaferm Heat mineral?

Post by tom4018 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:38 am

Is anyone using it? Was given a bag to try. Put some in a feeder for some replacement heifers, they were fighting over the feeder at dark last night and noticed them around it again at daylight this morning. Wondering if it is worth the extra cost?



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Re: Vitaferm Heat mineral?

Post by Red Bull Breeder » Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:55 am

I think it is.

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Re: Vitaferm Heat mineral?

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:01 am

tom4018 wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:38 am
Is anyone using it? Was given a bag to try. Put some in a feeder for some replacement heifers, they were fighting over the feeder at dark last night and noticed them around it again at daylight this morning. Wondering if it is worth the extra cost?
Sounds to me like they are giving it their overwhelming approval. I think it’s a good mineral.
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Re: Vitaferm Heat mineral?

Post by rollinhills » Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:35 am

I use it and think it is worth it

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Re: Vitaferm Heat mineral?

Post by Son of Butch » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:44 am

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:01 am
tom4018 wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:38 am
Is anyone using it? Was given a bag to try. Put some in a feeder for some replacement heifers, they were fighting over the feeder at dark last night and noticed them around it again at daylight this morning. Wondering if it is worth the extra cost?
Sounds to me like they are giving it their overwhelming approval. I think it’s a good mineral.
Sounds to me like there is something in it they were lacking, making it worth the extra cost.

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Re: Vitaferm Heat mineral?

Post by tom4018 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:51 am

Son of Butch wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:44 am
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:01 am
tom4018 wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:38 am
Is anyone using it? Was given a bag to try. Put some in a feeder for some replacement heifers, they were fighting over the feeder at dark last night and noticed them around it again at daylight this morning. Wondering if it is worth the extra cost?
Sounds to me like they are giving it their overwhelming approval. I think it’s a good mineral.
Sounds to me like there is something in it they were lacking, making it worth the extra cost.
Been feeding Vigortone. That mineral feeder was empty this morning, probably only put 5 pounds in it but there are only 3 yearling heifers in that lot.

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Re: Vitaferm Heat mineral?

Post by Son of Butch » Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:23 pm

I'd add salt to slow their roll.

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Re: Vitaferm Heat mineral?

Post by Red Bull Breeder » Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:36 pm

I keep mineral and sack salt out at all times.

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Re: Vitaferm Heat mineral?

Post by sstterry » Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:25 pm

Bright Raven uses Vitaferm. I am surprised he has not posted on this thread already.

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Re: Vitaferm Heat mineral?

Post by elkwc » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:49 am

We feed the Heat in the summer and Concept Aid in the winter. I feel it is a good product. Don't think the IGR version is worth the added cost. It is aa cheap or cheaper as any good mineral in this area.

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Re: Vitaferm Heat mineral?

Post by TexasBred » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:21 am

elkwc wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:49 am
We feed the Heat in the summer and Concept Aid in the winter. I feel it is a good product. Don't think the IGR version is worth the added cost. It is aa cheap or cheaper as any good mineral in this area.
Ive never used it. What is the ballpark figure on the cost of a bag ?
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Re: Vitaferm Heat mineral?

Post by Fire Sweep Ranch » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:07 am

Ditto what elkwc said. Heat in the summer and normal conceptaide in the winter.

Our cost is about $30 a bag, HOWEVER, there is NO SALT in it. You have to put out loose salt. They consume less because they are not eating it for the salt intake.
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Re: Vitaferm Heat mineral?

Post by tom4018 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:40 am

Fire Sweep Ranch wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:07 am
Ditto what elkwc said. Heat in the summer and normal conceptaide in the winter.

Our cost is about $30 a bag, HOWEVER, there is NO SALT in it. You have to put out loose salt. They consume less because they are not eating it for the salt intake.
$33 here. Tag shows salt as I compared it to Vigortone I am using.

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Re: Vitaferm Heat mineral?

Post by Fire Sweep Ranch » Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:01 pm

Your right! I wonder if that is just in the Heat, or all of it now? I can not find a tab for the regular conceptaide. I know that WAS (and maybe still is) salt free.
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Re: Vitaferm Heat mineral?

Post by TexasBred » Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:35 pm

Fire Sweep Ranch wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:01 pm
Your right! I wonder if that is just in the Heat, or all of it now? I can not find a tab for the regular conceptaide. I know that WAS (and maybe still is) salt free.
Concept-Aid 8/S contains salt
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