The Rio Blog

Montana Vet Speaks Out About RioMax®

Posted by Rio Nutrition on May 16, 2016 9:44:13 PM

Breed up is top of mind for every rancher this time of year. Discussion points such as getting more cows bred, getting more caught in the first cycle, getting more 2 year olds to settle are all conversations happening around rustic kitchen tables on ranches across North America. And rightly so, these metrics are not only key to the success of the overall operation, but they’re indicators of the size of our calf check come fall.

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Topics: reproductive performance

Ask For The 3TT: Third Trimester Tub

Posted by Rio Nutrition on Dec 9, 2015 9:22:08 AM

This time of year, most ranching operations have cows in their third trimester before calving. This is a critical time in ensuring the health of the cows and, of course, the fetus. Invest in your 2016 calf crop by priming your cows now!

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Topics: key trace minerals, protected minerals, reproductive performance, calf crop

Fall Supplements

Posted by Rio Nutrition on Sep 29, 2015 9:53:03 AM

Traditionally ranchers start looking for protein tubs this time of year to compensate for declining protein levels in the grass as it matures in the fall. We agree that it is important to compensate for low protein levels, yet we want to let you know that there is another way… a more effective and efficient way to get this accomplished.

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Topics: fall forages, protein tubs, reproductive performance, successful calving season

Better Utilizing Your Pastures

Posted by Rio Nutrition on Jun 2, 2015 9:41:43 AM

As a well-seasoned rancher once told us, with a twinkle in his eye, “Efficiency never goes out of style.” This statement carries so much weight and it draws out our respect for the ranching community across North America as they continually strive to run efficiently. We realize they've got to.

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Topics: feeding options, reproductive performance

The Science of Impacting Breed-up

Posted by Rio Nutrition on May 7, 2015 4:29:33 PM

Ranchers utilize many forms of science in their operations, from genetics to vaccination to equipment and technology. In this article we share the science of positively impacting your breed-up and improving your profitability

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Topics: key trace minerals, reproductive performance, rumen-bypass design, breed-up rate

Are The Minerals You’re Feeding Being Utilized By Your Cattle or Wasted Away?

Posted by Rio Nutrition on Mar 12, 2015 10:26:29 PM

What do you know about the mineral you’re feeding your cattle? Is it meeting the nutritional needs of your animals? Let us answer these questions for you.

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Topics: key trace minerals, reproductive performance, rumen-bypass design, trace mineral inclusion rate, breed-back