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Dave Wilson – Minton, SK

Last updated on October 20th, 2023 at 09:39 am

Are Riomax Cattle Lick Tubs Worth the Upfront Price? Hear from a Rancher in the Big Muddy Valley

Fast Facts

  • Customer since 2014
  • 20%-30% feed savings
  • The tub costs 30¢-40¢ a day, savings are 50¢-60¢ a day
  • Dang near 100% conception rates on younger cows
  • Reduced calf sickness
  • 100% the tub pays for itself

Ranching in the east end of the "big muddy valley", Dave was looking for a way to improve his cattle's performance, and Riomax® caught his eye.

The upfront price had him asking, "Well is it really worth it?" But after a little number crunching, that price went away. "The tub is free, if you're willing to do the math."

So many things that go into ranching are out of our control, but the Rio mineral program gives ranchers peace of mind. With the hay and forage savings, Dave's got the confidence he won't have to sell out when times get tough. Add increased conception rates and reduced sickness issues; he knows it's a product they'll stick with for the long run. "There's nothing on the market that can even compare."

"100% the tub pays for itself." Dave says, tenfold in fact. "If someone told you that if you try this, you're gonna make $1,000... why not try it?"

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

Check out our #1 bestselling tub!

  • Complete Digestion Package
  • 100% Protected Key Trace Mineral Pack
  • 44¢ USD per Head per Day (before quantity discounts)
  • Low Consumption - Guaranteed
  • All Natural
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we've positively impacted 6,000+ ranches across north america. We'd love to work with you too.

“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

YOU NEED A PLAN THAT WILL MAXIMIZE YOUR RANCH'S PROFITABILITY.

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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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