angus9259 wrote:hooknline wrote:In one sentence you say it's not a protein tub, in the other you say it is.
What your talking about is a feed suppliment protein tub with minerals in it.
Not loose minerals.
And then you say your spending 6k a year. But theyre only eating 500 lbs a month. Those tubs would be 250 bucks each. Unless your leaving more details out and not even sure what it is you're putting out.
Crystalyx calls it a mineral tub with protein in it, not me. In fact, you can get various levels of protein in your mineral tub. They are designed so that they get all the mineral they need with whatever protein level you think your hay lacks.
The 500 lbs a month was a wrong number, it's 1000 lbs - 4 tubs a month - my deepest regrets for the innacuracy. They are about $120 each.
Now that we've picked all the fly shyt out of the pepper - does anyone NOT use mineral and what's your experience?
Yep, mine went without mineral for a couple of years, and they looked like shyte, one cow in particular weighed 1150 pounds at weaning, now she weighs about 1450 at weaning, she also weans about 200 pounds more calf. Have another that weighed around 1200 at weaning, now over 1400, she also weans 200 pounds heavier calves. The little extras go a long way. You have something wrong for sure if they are consuming that much though, it's possible the product isn't any good, or they are trying to make up for something else they are lacking.