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Mineral Nutrition and Supplementation

Mineral nutrition can be complex. Consumption of mineral is the sum of vegetation, soil, water and supplement intake. Concentration of minerals in the diet and diet requirements fluctuates throughout the year. Designing a simple, yet easy to manage mineral program that succeeds may involve on the ranch testing for a couple of years. The form of ALL of these factors add to the challenges in formulating an effective mineral supplement.

Mineral Supplementation

Corona Ranch Mineral
Image of cow consuming CRLRC "Corona Ranch" Mineral
Self fed, self limiting mineral supplement
  • CRLRC Mineral article from the December 2006 newsletter
    Article describing the approach the CRLRC has taken in mineral supplementation (CRLRC December 2006 newsletter Vol. 1, Issue 2). Our mineral formulation is continuously being re-evaluated with the most current formulation available below.
  • CRLRC "Corona Ranch" Mineral Formula
    This is the most current (March 2008) formula for the CRLRC "Corona Ranch" range cow mineral. The CRLRC currently uses a reduced copper formula ranchwide to reduce toxicity in sheep where combined grazing could occur.
  • New Mexico Forage Mineral Survey
    An extensive statewide forage mineral study published by Clay Mathis and Jason Sawyer in 2004. The intent of the study was to quantify amounts of measured minerals and differences within the state of New Mexico.