I make Cow Herds Better!
|Circle L Cattle in the summer.
We are always looking at their
I have this to say today, I sell feed.
|Circle L’s Cow #44 getting her share of protein,
vitamins and minerals from a Crystalyx Tub.
In the winter months feeding means more than just maintaining our cows BCS, we also want to consider her postpartum condition and future breeding health. Our mama cows need protein. They need protein to help support digestion in their rumen, but also to develop calf muscle and internal organs. Cows and heifers that have a protein deficiency have weak calves at birth. Macro-minerals like calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium are pulled from the cow to grow the bone structure of the calf as well as support the demands of lactation. Research supports the importance of trace minerals such as copper, selenium, and iodine in calves for deposition and utilization of brown adipose tissue and thermogenesis. Brown fat serves as an internal source of warmth and feeds their metabolism in the hours and days following birth. Colostrum quality is also influenced by cow nutrition and is extremely important to calf health. The proper nutrition that we provide our cows today will set the stage for what is to come. It may be all about BCS for cows, but for calves it’s more like making a down payment on a healthy start.
Selling the BioBarrel by Naomi Loomis and Glen Amaties