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Buck Rich – Okemah, OK

Last updated on October 16th, 2023 at 11:00 am

BUCK RICH, A RANCHER FROM OKLAHOMA, SHARES HOW RIOMAX HAS HELPED HIS RANCH THROUGH DROUGHT.

Herd Details

  • Cow/calf operation

Fast Facts

  • 30% Hay Savings
  • Saved 66% of grain and feed
  • Overall heard health
  • 81% conception rate on fall heifers, 71% on spring heifers
  • 5% open short bred check after a 45 day window on first calf heifers
  • Fall calves weaned out 75lbs heavier than the year prior

It’s hard to find quality hay in Okemah, Oklahoma. Especially with drought, prices are outrageous.

Since buying hay is not a viable option, it’s best to make the most out of what you already got. That’s how Leaning Oak Ranch sees it, anyways.

Buck Rich is second generation on the place, a family-owned cow-calf operation. He’s a tough one to get convinced to change, especially when things aren’t a train wreck, by any means. But he really didn’t want to sell out on a bunch of cows, either, so he decided to switch up their cattle mineral program and see if they couldn’t get the better of this drought.

Buck’s initial thoughts on the Riomax® mineral program were, “There’s no way we can make this work.” But it’s been a year since his first half-a-truck load arrived and he’s convinced himself otherwise. Hear from Buck what Riomax® cattle tubs have done for their ranch.

Open cows, pounds you don't wean, sickness, or forage that goes out the back end don't make you money, do they?

A healthy herd drives profits higher. And a profitable ranch can withstand volatile markets and unpredictable weather. Gain control of your future.

15-30% forage & hay savings with Riomax

Riomax® is revolutionizing the way ranchers deal with high input costs. With better digestion, your herd can get all the nutrients they need from less grass. This leaves you with more days on grass (you start feeding later in the fall), less stress, and a more padded pocketbook.

RANCHING AIN'T EASY.

FOR ALL THE WORK THAT YOU DO, YOU DESERVE
MORE IN RETURN.

15 - 30% FORAGE SAVINGS

3 - 10% INCREASE IN CONCEPTION RATES

10 - 40 LBS. INCREASE IN WEANING WEIGHTS

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“Hands down, it's the tub that pays for itself.“

“Hands down, it's the tub that pays for itself.“

Michael Franke
Cross Plains, TX

“It’s simple, it’s easy, it’s cost-effective.“

“It’s simple, it’s easy, it’s cost-effective.“

Chad Ledbetter
Okmulgee, OK

“We only fed hay for 16 days last winter – they were very content.“

“We only fed hay for 16 days last winter – they were very content.“

Arno Doerksen
Gem, AB

“Went from 40 acres/cow in this drought to 30 acres/cow – that’s $70/cow/year!“

“Went from 40 acres/cow in this drought to 30 acres/cow – that’s $70/cow/year!“

Raymond Rivale
Des Moines, NM

“With hay savings alone they’ll easily pay for themselves.“

“With hay savings alone they’ll easily pay for themselves.“

Clint Ebel
Herreid, SD

“Pays for itself just in the forage savings.“

“Pays for itself just in the forage savings.“

Boone Huffman
Chadron, NE

“Figuring 30% hay savings is huge – it’s saved our cow-herd during this drought.“

“Figuring 30% hay savings is huge – it’s saved our cow-herd during this drought.“

Buck Rich
Okemah, OK

“Compared to average of 450-500 lb in this country, we wean 600-650 lb calves.“

“Compared to average of 450-500 lb in this country, we wean 600-650 lb calves.“

Carter Williams
Willcox, AZ

“I wouldn’t be using it if it didn’t pay for itself. I’m a cheapskate by nature.“

“I wouldn’t be using it if it didn’t pay for itself. I’m a cheapskate by nature.“

Kim Siebert
Henderson, NE

“The proof is in the pudding – conception rates, feed utilization.“

“The proof is in the pudding – conception rates, feed utilization.“

Tom Schnabel
Eureka, SD

“Main thing is stretching poor quality feeds – cattle are always content.“

“Main thing is stretching poor quality feeds – cattle are always content.“

Dustin Heitkamp
Wyndmere, ND

“We’ve been feeding Riomax® for 4 years now – we’ll continue – it pays for itself.“

“We’ve been feeding Riomax® for 4 years now – we’ll continue – it pays for itself.“

Tom Perkins
McIntosh, NM

“The cost gets offset with better conception rates, less hay costs.“

“The cost gets offset with better conception rates, less hay costs.“

Alan Ista
Hulett, WY

“They pay for themselves in conception rates and feed conversion.“

“They pay for themselves in conception rates and feed conversion.“

Will Stafford
Holdenville, OK

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Help us understand your ranch, the challenges you face, and the needs of your herd.

FIND THE RIGHT NUTRITION PROGRAM

Every ranch is different. Get a tub that makes the most sense for your ranch. Shipped direct or through our dealer network.

ENJOY ONGOING SUPPORT

Our herd health guides are here to ensure Riomax® is working for you.

CONNECT WITH US FOR A LISTENING SESSION

Help us understand your ranch, the challenges you face, and the needs of your herd.

FIND THE RIGHT NUTRITION PROGRAM

Every ranch is different. Get tub that makes the most sense for your ranch. Shipped direct or through our dealer network.

ENJOY ONGOING SUPPORT

Our herd health guides are here to ensure Riomax® is working for you.

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