Sorting Through the Options

Selecting the right cattle mineral can be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be with these four considerations:


1. Define your current cattle mineral program.

2. Consider your herd’s complex needs.

3. Look at regionality.

4. Make sure cattle mineral can change with the seasons.


More Mineral Help

Mineral is an important topic for all beef producers, without it, well you've got a lot of issues. But there are hundreds of different mineral options, so how are you supposed to know which one is the best fit for your herd? We understand how tough it can be for new, or even experienced producers, to create a mineral program, but we're here to help! Our Nutrition Professionals here at Countryside are the best resource we have, but if you want to learn more about how to choose a mineral yourself, check out the resources below!

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Get your questions answered about beef cattle nutrition right here. Our nutritionists take on everything from getting finicky calves started on feed, to hay and forage quality, to minerals and trace minerals and their effect on cattle health and performance. To send us a question, simply click the button below and follow the prompts.

Beef Builder® Products  

Made in Seneca with local beef producers in mind.

Our Beef Builder products were formulated by our own in-house nutrition experts as an economical alternative to national feed brands. We took into account local grazing and forge resources, as well as available by-products from area grain processing and ethanol producers, to develop a line of complete feeds as well as customizable base feeds that work for most types of producers across our geography. To learn more about our Builder Brands for beef, dairy, equine, swine, sheep and goats, talk to one of our knowledgeable livestock nutritionists today.

Purina® Products

Purina leads the way in beef nutrition research.

With its world-class animal nutrition center at Gray Summit, MO, Purina Animal Nutrition leads the way in research and development of feed products for every stage of life, and across all commercial livestock species. Both of our mills in Seneca and Hillsboro are now licensed to manufacture Purina feeds, due to their popularity and strong demand from local producers. Purina offers an extensive inventory of specialty feed products for young animals, beef cows and livestock with specific health or nutritional challenges. To learn more, talk to one of our nutrition experts today.

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