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Rio Nutrition Drought Assist Program

Posted by Rio Nutrition on Sep 18, 2017 6:27:08 PM

We’re very thankful for some of the rain relief that some areas may have received over the last couple of weeks. This is definitely a relief for certain areas affected by drought. However, the moisture may have come too late. Being this late in the season, it may not make a big difference to the quality and quantity of forages available.
Then, there were some areas that didn’t receive any relief! Many ranchers at Dakotafest were discussing that fact that the rains were very spotty. Some had a good amount of moisture, and others just miles away, received no moisture at all. 

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Getting More out of Every Mouthful ... and Every Acre

Posted by Rio Nutrition on Aug 22, 2017 8:02:43 AM

Hello Rancher! 

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Topics: About Us, Aftercare, Beef Industry, Bottom Line, Calving program, Cattle Nutrition, Customer Driven, Customer Experience, Envirotub™, Ranchers, Breeding Tubs, General, lick tubs, Service, Customer Service

How Does RioMax Help in Drought Conditions?

Posted by Rio Nutrition on Jul 28, 2017 1:19:38 PM

With the drought becoming a reality in the lives of ranchers, especially in South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana and Nebraska, we are getting a lot of questions from ranchers in these drought stricken areas.

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Topics: Bottom Line, Getting More out of Your Forages, Riomax® Lick Tubs, RioMax Results, Drought, Nutrizorb, Nutrizorb Digestion Pack, US Drought Monitor

Rio Nutrition - Why we do what we do

Posted by Rio Nutrition on Jul 11, 2017 7:46:05 AM

Hello Rancher! 

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Topics: About Us, Aftercare, Beef Industry, Bottom Line, Calving program, Cattle Nutrition, Customer Driven, Customer Experience, Envirotub™, Ranchers, Breeding Tubs, General, lick tubs, Service, Customer Service

Rio Nutrition - Seeing Things Thorough the Eyes of the Rancher

Posted by Rio Nutrition on Jun 29, 2017 3:09:05 PM

Recently I attended the Sandhills Ranch Expo, a really neat expo located in Bassett, Nebraska,  right in the Nebraska Sandhills. Two days out in the sun visiting with ranchers helped me, as the owner, see my business through the eyes of the rancher. It put everything about what we do, and why we do it, into perspective. 

Rancher’s Questions Answered

The topic of discussion with many ranchers revolved around “What can Rio do to help production and profitability of the family ranch?”, “What does Rio do differently from the other companies?”, and “What value does Rio bring to the table when it comes to lick tubs, loose minerals, fly control, summer minerals and high mag formulas?”. 

All very valid questions! Ranchers deserve to know their options, and what impact those options can have on their ranching business in view of making solid, educated decisions.

Rio Production Model

I often find myself explaining our Business Model like this…

At Rio Nutrition, we build our formulas to be results based. Results in terms breed-up, calf health and production of pounds of beef – all things that impact your bottom line. Our formulas are reverse engineered to ensure that the cost-to-feed pencils out and is cost effective. 

Compared to the standard mineral and tub companies that are selling through a network of dealers, we are very different. We are not saying that we are right and they are wrong, we are just very different. What we see is that those other companies are focused on building formulas toward a price benchmark - not necessarily results. They’re based on meeting a price that is well accepted by feed stores and dealers across North America. 

As a family operation, we feel that we would not be doing justice to the rancher’s bottom line if all we focused on was price point at the expense of the results. At the expense of the production of pounds of beef, and the profits that ranchers live and survive on.

Drought Conditions – Rio Can Help

After looking at the US Drought Monitor this morning, Rio would like to reach out to ranchers in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Montana. We understand the current conditions of drought and shortage of grass that you face. We encourage ranchers in these affected areas to get in touch with Rio to discuss ways to survive through the drought by optimizing your resources. 

We would like to reminder ranchers across North America that our beef guys would love to help you get more out of your land base, forages, cattle and genetics. We can help you find ways to reduce input cost and at the same time increase production and profitability. Call or text us at 888-714-5781 or…if you’d rather, simply fill out our online form. 

Warm regards from our family business to your family ranch. Have a safe summer!

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Topics: Getting More out of Your Forages, Impacting Ranching, marketable calf pounds, Family Business, Ranching Business, Production Model, Sandhills Ranch Expo

Ranch = Factory, Cows = Machines

Posted by Rio Nutrition on Jun 20, 2017 5:22:02 PM

Hello to all you ranchers out there!

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Topics: About Us, Aftercare, Beef Industry, Bottom Line, Calving program, Cattle Nutrition, Customer Driven, Customer Experience, Envirotub™, Ranchers, Breeding Tubs, General, lick tubs, Service, Customer Service

Produce More Pounds Using the Rio Nutrition Production Model

Posted by Rio Nutrition on May 30, 2017 5:41:51 PM

Beef producers across the United States are pretty upbeat right now with the market rallying. It’s intriguing that people in Beijing, China will be enjoying eating good quality steak before long.

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Topics: Getting More out of Your Forages, Improving Breed-up, marketable calf pounds, calf crop, Rio Calving Program, Production Model

Video - Makin' Money in the Cow Business Blog

Posted by Rio Nutrition on May 15, 2017 2:28:45 PM

Hello to all our customers, followers, and to the beef industry, we hope you are enjoying ranching! With the vivid colors of spring making the landscape 'pop', and the cattle market rallying, it sure does give a guy an extra boost, doesn't it? We noticed an article this morning saying beef exports are almost 25% up from a year ago, which is very encouraging! We're sure that we can join together as the beef industry to feel thankful for what we have.

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Topics: About Us, Calving program, Cattle Nutrition, Customer Driven, Customer Experience, Envirotub™, Ranchers, Breeding Tubs, General, Husker Harvest Days, lick tubs, Service, Customer Service

Summer Grazing

Posted by Rio Nutrition on Apr 29, 2017 1:24:55 PM

With pastures greening up, ranchers across North America are all thinking pasture turnout. With pasture turnout comes the topics of: pasture grazing, cow mineral, summer mineral, and issues of pink eye, foot rot, grass tetany, fly control…and most importantly breed-up. While this blog won’t go into detail on all of these topics and issues, the folks here at Rio would love to answer your questions and provide solutions to these relevant topics for summer grazing. Give us a call!

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Topics: Fly Control, Breed-up, Pasture Management, pasture season, summer grazing

Rio Nutrition Pricing Packages and Newest 125LB Lick Tub

Posted by Rio Nutrition on Apr 10, 2017 10:05:58 AM

In some parts of North America we are seeing the early signs of spring including some green grass, geese flying north, thick fog...and of course energetic young calves bucking and running around, enjoying life to the fullest! 

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Topics: Calving program, Cattle Nutrition, Envirotub™, Ranchers, Breeding Tubs, General, lick tubs, Service

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Rio Nutrition is a family business based in Southwest Minnesota, serving all of the US and Canada. We work directly with ranchers, focused on helping improve profitability and sustainability through nutrition and digestion.

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