Last updated on September 14th, 2022 at 02:12 pm

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4 minute video on an aspect of the Riomax technology

Many cattle supplement brands across the country offer numerous different formulas, designed specifically for various areas. After all, there is a huge difference in forage quality across climates and environments. From the long, washy grass of Florida, to the short, stout grass of southwest Saskatchewan; the cold far North, to the dry Southwest, cattle receive varying nutrition levels from their forages of different locations.

And that’s why ranchers ask, do you have a specific formula for my area? It’s a great question, and it’s something we must accommodate. But Riomax® does it fundamentally different from other brands in the market.

How do Riomax® tubs function in different regions?

Firstly, what are the factors that need to be considered? There are many differences in environments all over the nation, including:

  • Geographic locations.
  • Annual precipitation.
  • Elevations. 
  • Cattle Breeds.
  • Grass Species. 

There are many more, but these are the main differences that we must be respectful of.

Riomax® does not have 100 different tub formulas for all these different areas. So, how does it work? 

Forage Balancer®

Riomax® uses Forage Balancer® technology, which is in every single tub we offer. How does it work? Based on the balance of their diet, cows will self-regulate. For example, if you live in an area where the grass and forage are of high quality, the cows will self-regulate down on Riomax®. If you happen to live where the grass is washy and low quality, the cows will self-regulate by consuming a little more Riomax®. 

No matter where you live and what kind of quality your forages are your cattle will self-regulate their intake between 1/8 and 1/3 of a pound (the guaranteed consumption range of Riomax®). They will adjust their intake to suit their environment. 

Of course, it doesn’t completely account for gut fill. If there's no grass out there, a tub alone is not going to provide everything. But, wherever there is sufficient gut fill, of any quality, your cows will self-regulate on Riomax®. 

Rather than having to choose between hundreds of different formulas to accommodate a variety of different forage qualities, the Forage Balancer® technology enables cows to self-regulate themselves. It’s all about efficiency!

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