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Extension Notes: Order beef cattle minerals now

By: Rebecca Konopka
Carter County Extension Agent

The Northeast Area Livestock Association is taking orders for the winter group mineral order. Hinton Mills won the bid and will be providing two minerals to choose from. Spring calving operations should choose the UK IRM Basic Cow/Calf Mineral containing High Magnesium ($16.70 per 50-pound bag) to help prevent grass tetany. Fall calving operations should choose the UK IRM Basic Cow/Calf Mineral ($14.00 per 50-pound bag). These products are not recommended for sheep, goats or Jersey cattle due to potential copper toxicity. 

Mineral orders must be placed by Tuesday, November 24th by calling the Carter County Extension Office at 474-6686. Minerals can be picked up at Hinton Mills or at the Carter County Extension Office at 9:00 AM on Friday, December 11th. 

For more information, contact the Carter County office of the UK Cooperative Extension Service. Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability. 

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