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.
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.
Many parts of the US and Canada are experiencing dry conditions and ranchers are being faced with shortened grazing seasons, early weaning, feed shortages, and ultimately the reality of having to sell off part of their herd.
As summer rolls on, we’re getting into that time of year when there’s a lot of shows going on around the country. For the team at Rio Nutrition it’s a great time of year because we get to meet with so many of our customers face to face. We feel that it’s so important to ensure that we are aligned with what the ranching industry is asking for, by listening to what you, the rancher, has to say.
Buying minerals by the truck load is definitely a cost effective option for ranchers. We work direct with ranchers and understand that not every rancher has the means or need for an entire load at one time. To meet the needs of these ranchers, and still offer them the advantage of semi-load pricing, we offer the Split Ship Program.
Running yearlings this year? With a very limited time to make things happen with your yearlings, we are passionate about helping improve gains on your yearlings this season. But don’t take our word for it, listen to feedback from our customers.