Late-gestation trace mineral supplementation shows promise

Late-gestation trace mineral supplementation shows promise

Wes Ishmael

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“Maybe what we thought we knew about what pregnant cows need isn’t 100% correct in terms of trace mineral requirements,” says Reinaldo Cooke, Extension beef specialist at Oregon State University (OSU). Or, maybe trace mineral intake during late gestation is at least as important to fetal programming as crude protein and energy.

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