Mineral Nutrition & Supplementation
Mineral nutrition can be complex. Consumption of mineral is the sum of vegetation, soil, water and supplement intake. Concentration of minerals in the diet and diet requirements fluctuates throughout the year. Designing a simple, yet easy to manage mineral program that succeeds may involve on the ranch testing for a couple of years. The form of ALL of these factors add to the challenges in formulating an effective mineral supplement.
New Mexico Forage Mineral Survey
An extensive statewide forage mineral study published by Clay Mathis and Jason Sawyer in 2004. The intent of the study was to quantify amounts of measured minerals and differences within the state of New Mexico.