With the reoccurring drought and limited feed resources we have experienced in Texas, we have relied heavily on Mix 30 to get us through the hard struggle of feeding our cows. Mix 30 has been instrumental in providing a low-cost protein and energy source for our herd. We have tried other liquid feeds in the past, yet most fail in comparison to Mix 30’s palatability and tank life. We strongly recommend Mix 30 to our commercial Bull buyers, for their herds, as well as our purebred seed-stock and embryo customers. We truly believe in Mix 30 and the advantages it has to offer!
We really believe in Mix 30. We think it covers our gaps in nutrition, whether it’s due to environmental issues or roughage quality. We also believe it adds to calf vigor on our young cows. We feed it year-round.
I have been feeding Mix 30 for several years and I keep the product out for my cows year around. I find that it’s more advantageous to do that because it takes a minimum amount of labor, it is also less expensive and it is better for the cows as in the protein is available at all times. It is also a good product for their calves, because they start licking protein at about 45 days of age. I do not feed as much hay in the winter months, because their protein needs are not as demanding since they have been on the product all year long. Mix-30 has also improved my conception rates by keeping it out year-round. All in all, I think Mix-30 is a great product for my operation labor and money wise.
Switching to Mix-30 brought a number of hoped-for results, including reasonable cost, good body score conditions and easy access for all cattle, even timid cows and young calves. But the thing that was most surprising was the improvement in breed-ups. I noticed a solid 3 – 5% shift in pregnancy rates that I can only attribute to Mix-30.
I began using Mix 30 over two years ago as a regular component of our cowherd nutritional program. It is not often that you can say this, but Mix 30 is one product that we use where we can see the benefits. No “snake oil” or empty promises, just clear-cut results.
There is a long list of the reasons to use Mix 30! Our cattle haven’t lost any body condition in the two plus years we’ve used Mix 30, even with poor quality hay! We keep Mix 30 out year around and they only eat it when something is lacking in their diet such as good forage quality or minerals. It’s a great measuring stick for where our cattle are and where they are going nutritionally, plus it allows us time to adjust their diet before breeding season. In our first year, we saw a 10% increase in our embryo transfer pregnancy rates. At times we feed straight soy hulls and, in the past,, we’ve lost a couple to bloat, but not since we have included Mix 30 in the diet. It is convenient and easy to feed, whether in a lick tub or an open top water tank, as rain doesn’t hurt it.
Convenience, versatility, performance, and compatibility are just a few highlights in our dossier of reasons why Mix 30 is our primary nutritional supplement. We are a five-generation deep seed stock operation located in some very unforgiving and unpredictable country. Having included liquid feeds in our program for over 40 plus years, has given us the opportunity to sample and verify results of other brands. To date, no other has given us the per pound power of Mix 30. All classes of cattle respond and perform in the upper range of their capability. Body condition, reproductive performance, overall health, forage digestibility, and pounds of gain are all brought to the peak with a very economical amount of product. We like our cattle to not only be very eye appealing, but also keep the bottom line in black ink. Other types of supplements have been tried over time, but with disappointing results. Regardless of environment, range conditions, or feed-stuffs, MIX 30 has the ability to keep profitability built into our program, as we progress to the future.
“We have supplemented with Mix30 for years and we find it to be a beneficial, economical, and a great balance to our summer fescue pastures and winter cornstalk grazing. Our Red Angus cattle stay in good flesh and their pregnancy/breed-back rates are high, even among our first-calf heifers. When used in conjunction with a good mineral program, offering free-choice Mix30 fortifies lower-digestible forages, aids in forage utilization and overall herd health.”
“We have been using Mix 30 for over 15 years on our wheat grazing operation and for our cowherd. We have found it is instrumental in controlling bloat on our yearlings grazing wheat. Plus, we see an average of 1/4 to 1/3 lb. of additional gain on cattle supplemented with Mix 30. For $.15/head/day cost, we feel it is a great investment on the return we get at the end of the graze out, especially with the current cost of gains.”
” I have been using MIX 30 for about ten years now on my cow-calf herd. I think the key to Mix 30’s success is the 10% fat it contains, as it provides my cattle the extra energy needed for re-breeding. I love that it requires very little labor and that my cows only eat it when the quality of the forage or hay becomes low. I have been in the cattle business for 30 years and MIX 30 has been the best answer to winter and/or year around supplement for my cattle. “