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Re: Vigortone mineral

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:59 am
by m5farm
I am looking forward to seeing the label on the vigortone . Our local Feed store is supposed to have Rightnow mineral that is a cargill product I plan on going by there today and getting pic if the label to compare Apples to apples

Re: Vigortone mineral

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:04 am
by Faster horses
From looking at the tag, it looks fine. Does the mineral smell good and are the particles close to the same size?
Only thing I would question is the cal/phos ratio is pretty close. Nutritionists (not just ours) say 2:1, 3:1 and even up to 6:1, but not
1:1. And NEVER more Phos than calcium.

Hope this helps!

Re: Vigortone mineral

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:32 am
by Faster horses
highgrit wrote:It's hard to beat Purina wind and rain. We keep trying different mineral sources and so far Purina has been the best all around mineral for us. I'm interested in that summer cool Vigortone mineral, can you get it in high mag and medicated for flies?


It would require a custom mix, which is no big deal. Just takes about 2 weeks from formulating to making the product. It does require 80 bag minimum. We make custom mixes all the time.

Re: Vigortone mineral

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:50 am
by Faster horses
I just found out also, I.C.E. can be purchased and added to your mineral. It doesn't take much.

Re: Vigortone mineral

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:40 pm
by highgrit
Faster horses wrote:I just found out also, I.C.E. can be purchased and added to your mineral. It doesn't take much.


I would like to try some I.C.E. out. I can't see us buying 2 tons of high mag, medicated mineral. If you could post a link where I could read up on Vigortone I'd appreciate it. Thanks

Re: Vigortone mineral

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:25 pm
by Big Muddy rancher

Re: Vigortone mineral

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:52 pm
by Faster horses
Link didn't work, BMR.

highgrit I will try and post the info on I.C.E. I need to find out how much to mix with your mineral as I don't know for sure.
I have some info saved, not sure if it will copy over here, but I'll try.

Nope, couldn't do it. If you would send me your email address in a PM, I will email it to you.
Can't figure out why I can't get it over here....I saved it to Documents. I must be doing something wrong.

Looks like 2 oz/per head per day. Comes in 12.5# bucket with a 1 oz scoop. It can be dropped shipped to you so you can
get it directly. Let me know and I'm glad to help. Again, if you would give me your email, I can email you information.

Thanks for your interest. Hope this helps!

Re: Vigortone mineral

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:34 pm
by arrowcreek82
Is it fine to give to cows going to the slaughter in a couple of months?

Re: Vigortone mineral

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:04 pm
by Big Muddy rancher
arrowcreek82 wrote:Is it fine to give to cows going to the slaughter in a couple of months?



What? the mineral nothing wrong,no withdrawal time

Re: Vigortone mineral

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:44 pm
by Faster horses
I will second what BMR said. No withdrawal time, safe to feed right up to D-day.

Re: Vigortone mineral

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:20 am
by arrowcreek82
Thanks for the info!

Re: Vigortone mineral

Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:03 pm
by TexasBred
Faster horses wrote:No, but it is a pretty good mineral. Better than most. PM me your address and I'll see if I there is a dealer near you. I don't know why they don't show the dealers on their website. We've asked for that, still hasn't happened.

Vigortone has always had an excellent reputation for making high quality mineral backed by a lot of research and excellent quality control, however, I'm wondering if they have ever moved forward and began using any chelates in their mineral mixes instead of just the same old oxides and sulfates. BTW, Vigortone was purchased by Cargill last year so there is no telling what is going on now. Cargill can never leave anything alone even if it's good. I've had good luck with Purina All Season AV-4 so will stick with it.