Last updated on October 5th, 2022 at 07:56 am

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This is a question we get asked a lot. If I feed Riomax®, do I still need to feed another mineral program?

The short answer is no. Riomax® contains a full mineral package. We have a 100% rumen by-pass trace mineral package which ensures the trace minerals are getting to the small intestine to be absorbed into the bloodstream. This allows greater mineral delivery to the site of absorption so they can actually do their job.

What does cattle mineral do in the bloodstream? 

Once these trace minerals enter the bloodstream, they can be transported to all of the different tissues which helps meet the mineral needs of the cow. This increases the effectiveness of their diet to promote: 

  • Growth & Development 
  • Reproduction 
  • Health 
  • Productivity 

In fact, feeding another mineral program could be detrimental, as it may affect the consumption of the Riomax®. Sometimes, the source of minerals in another package can interfere with the rumen and have negative associative effects. This is what Riomax® is trying to avoid.  

Another question we then get asked…do I still need salt?  Yes, we do recommend you supplement free choice salt since we do not use salt in any of our products.   

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