Why should you give Sexton and Sons Mineral to your dairy cows? Without it they may be missing an important link to maximum performance.
Sexton and Sons Mineral has been shown to:
Contain vital trace elements along with calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate
Be an excellent buffer when in the pH range of the rumen
Help repair and maintain normal rumen wall strength
Help to restore normal digestion
Be useful in food utilization
Higher milk and butterfat production
Allow for faster gain with more lean mass in your herds
Excerpt from Loper Systems Testimonial
'Why is it better than any others I have used? Well, sodium bicarbonate is not as palatable and I’m trying to get these cows to eat a lot of feed so I can get a lot of milk; therefore, sodium bicarbonate is out! Also, its buffering action is over too fast because it is so soluble in water that its action only lasts for a couple of hours. I need a buffer that will last between feedings (12 or more hours). Magnesium oxide is too expensive and unpalatable as a buffering agent. Straight calcium carbonate (limestone) is better than nothing, but doesn’t come close to matching Winnemucca Mudd as a buffering agent because it doesn’t have the right solubility characteristics in the rumen. Winnemucca Mudd is palatable and it doesn’t dissolve in water. It has the solubility characteristics required for it to buffer against the organic acids produced in the rumen the entire period between feedings. Winnemucca Mudd becomes soluble when it comes in contact with acid fluid and that is when it exerts its buffering action.
Winnemucca Mudd also contains many trace elements that are rapidly being depleted in our croplands and hence our crops. Modern agriculture has failed to fully consider and properly replace these nutrients in our soils. Numerous alfalfa cuttings each year and double-cropping are removing these nutrients at an alarming rate. There is no question in my mind that Winnemucca Mudd, being a marine-life deposit, is a valuable source of trace minerals and another reason why it does such a terrific job in ruminants.