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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 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 of another package could be detrimental to 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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