June 1, 2020

Water, Minerals and Shade – Where Should You Put Them in Pasture?

Water, mineral and shade – all are important to raising healthy livestock. They are also three things that your stock visit often so it’s important to balance convenience for the animal with the potential problems they can cause. For example, putting them all in one spot can encourage animals to stay in one place causing […]

May 11, 2020

Copper Deficiency in Cattle Can Reduce Conception Rates

Last week Beth Burritt wrote about animals ability to recognize and solve mineral deficiencies. She noted that mineral nutrition is extremely complex and that the amount of a particular mineral an animal will eat depends not only on the level of that mineral in the body but also on its interactions with other minerals. This […]

April 20, 2020

Plants Feed Microbes to Get the Nutrients They Need

A few weeks ago we talked about how plants can adjust their root exudate to encourage microbes to provide them with more nutrients during times of stress. Today, we’re looking at another way that plants and microbes interact to ensure that plants get the nutrients they need from the soil. While plants can get carbon, […]

March 30, 2020

The Best Treatments for Pinkeye

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November 3, 2014

Life and Soil Minerals

Since the beginning of agriculture, successful farming has meant the extraction of minerals from soil as plants grow. A relatively small world population and a vast agricultural frontier made this seem a problem of minor consideration and until relatively recently, Planet Earth seemed infinite! However, today many health professionals agree that even human health relates to […]

October 27, 2014

Can Animals Figure Out What Minerals They Need?

Not only will this help you understand if you should provide cafeteria minerals to your herd, but it will also give you some new insights into how creatures choose what to eat.

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