Cost and Comparisons

Why the Best Mineral Feeder Might Not Be What You Expect [Article]

Reading Time: 4 minutes “You’re not doing yourself or your cattle any favors by not providing any salt or mineral,” says Adele Harty, South Dakota State University Extension cow-calf field specialist. That’s because minerals, whether macro or trace, benefit virtually all aspects of beef cattle production, from calf health to rebreeding and more. Getting the Most Out of Your …

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How Does Riomax® Justify It’s Cost? [Article + Video]

Reading Time: 2 minutes A question that we get asked a lot by ranchers is, “How does Riomax® justify itself in terms of cost?”  That is a wonderful question; we are in business too. If Riomax® does not justify its cost, then we should not do business, it is as simple as that.   How DOES Riomax® justify its cost? …

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With Cattle Mineral Supplementation, You Get What You Pay For [Article]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Not all minerals are created equal. That’s why it’s important to know the difference. Cutting costs in a business that can be as financially unpredictable as ranching is a given. A sharp pencil and close attention to the bottom line can make the difference between a happy banker and a hard conversation on your next …

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Why Riomax® is priced like it is. [Article + Video]

Reading Time: 2 minutes We get it. You are faced with tight margins, high pressure, and tough times. Being a rancher isn’t easy, so how can you alleviate some of this stress?  Your initial response might be to reduce input costs by finding a cheaper supplement. But have you ever stopped to think about what kind of long-term effect …

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Reduce ranch input costs without sacrificing body condition. [Article + Video]

Reading Time: 3 minutes 5.5 minute video about lowering input costs without sacrificing body condition A rancher up in North Dakota always says, “Winter feed costs eat ranchers alive.”  So what are we going to do? Sit back and get gobbled up? Succumb to the biggest expense in the ranching industry: winter feed costs?  It leads to an important …

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Can I offset the cost of Riomax® with hay savings? [Article + Video]

Reading Time: 3 minutes 6.5 minute video on offsetting the cost of Riomax The term ‘offsetting your cost’ can be confusing. What exactly does it mean?  Basically, it means subtracting from your cost. If something costs you a certain amount, but you gain from your investment, you are offsetting the cost. You’re getting something back, so in reality, it’s …

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