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Vitaferm Heat mineral?

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:38 am
by tom4018
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?

Re: Vitaferm Heat mineral?

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:55 am
by Red Bull Breeder
I think it is.

Re: Vitaferm Heat mineral?

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:01 am
by TennesseeTuxedo
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.

Re: Vitaferm Heat mineral?

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:35 am
by rollinhills
I use it and think it is worth it

Re: Vitaferm Heat mineral?

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:44 am
by Son of Butch
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.

Re: Vitaferm Heat mineral?

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:51 am
by tom4018
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.

Re: Vitaferm Heat mineral?

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:23 pm
by Son of Butch
I'd add salt to slow their roll.

Re: Vitaferm Heat mineral?

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:36 pm
by Red Bull Breeder
I keep mineral and sack salt out at all times.

Re: Vitaferm Heat mineral?

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:25 pm
by sstterry
Bright Raven uses Vitaferm. I am surprised he has not posted on this thread already.

Re: Vitaferm Heat mineral?

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:49 am
by elkwc
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.

Re: Vitaferm Heat mineral?

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:21 am
by TexasBred
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 ?

Re: Vitaferm Heat mineral?

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:07 am
by Fire Sweep Ranch
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.

Re: Vitaferm Heat mineral?

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:40 am
by tom4018
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.

Re: Vitaferm Heat mineral?

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:01 pm
by Fire Sweep Ranch
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.

Re: Vitaferm Heat mineral?

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:35 pm
by TexasBred
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