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Mineral and Vitamin Nutrition for Beef Cattle

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Publication Number: P2484
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Minerals and vitamins account for a very small proportion of daily dry matter intake in beef cattle diets and can sometimes be overlooked in a herd nutritional program. Although minerals and vitamins are needed as a very small percentage of dietary nutrients, they are very important in beef cattle nutritional programs for proper animal function, such as bone development, immune function, muscle contractions, and nervous system function. Cattle growth and reproductive performance can be compromised if a good mineral program is not in place.

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Authors

Portrait of Dr. Jane Parish
Professor and Head
Beef cattle

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Portrait of Dr. John Russell Blanton, Jr.
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Portrait of Dr. Brandi Bourg Karisch
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Portrait of Dr. Jane Parish
Professor and Head
Beef cattle
Portrait of Dr. Daniel Rivera
Assoc Extension/Research Prof
Beef cattle production and nutrition

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