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The best way to mix and give vitamins and minerals is mixed daily in the feed.

Not using minerals will cost you in the long run

Not feeding minerals to your herd will mean more sick calves, lower performance, and reduced reproductive rates

In spite of greatly increased knowledge and better mineral supplements, veterinarians are probably encountering more mineral issues than we ever have. This is despite more collaboration between nutritionists, feed mills, veterinarians and other agricultural professionals. Why is this? I will explain some of the nutritional deficiencies we see. There is no doubt the BSE problem […] Read more



Cargill posts net profit on special gains; revenue down

Reuters — Global commodity trader Cargill on Wednesday said it turned in a quarterly net profit, boosted by special gains that offset poor results from trading and oilseed processing. Revenue for the privately held company declined for the eighth straight quarter. Minnesota-based Cargill reported net income of $15 million for the fourth quarter ended May […] Read more


Cargill Q1 profit jumps despite commodities slump

Chicago | Reuters — Global commodities trader Cargill Inc. effectively navigated tumbling commodities markets and volatile currencies to turn in a 20 per cent gain in first-quarter profit, the privately held company said Wednesday. The Minnesota-based company’s grain and oilseed supply chain and energy businesses were standouts in the quarter ended Aug. 31, in stark […] Read more

Ruurd Zijlstra, a professor of swine and animal nutrition at the University of Alberta, said the new pet food extruder offers a lot of possibility for researchers and pet food companies.

U of A at forefront of effort to create super-kibble

University has expertise in what’s good for Fido and Ginger — and will
 soon have a new $1.5-million machine for making better kibble

An increasing number of North Americans now view their pets as their children — and that’s not only made the pet food industry a very big business, but is changing what goes into their feed bowls. “Just like you see an increasing emphasis in the human population relating to food and health, the same is […] Read more