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  • A black cow and a white cow with an orange ear tag look toward the camera.

    One of the more overlooked minerals in ruminant nutrition is sulfur.  A key ingredient in formation of some amino acids, formation of collagen, hormones, vitamins, and oxygen carriers, sulfur makes up around 0.25% of an animal’s bodyweight. 

    As …

  • A small herd of cows walks through tall grass.

    Livestock consumption of mineral supplements is one of the most confusing aspects of ruminant nutrition.  Many producers think that their animals don’t need minerals because they don’t eat it when they put it out.  However, forage data shows that …