Minerals - the basics
There are a host of minerals that cattle require to stay healthy. The requirement for minerals varies with life stages, disease status and geographical location. Your veterinarian and nutritionist can discuss minerals in more detail with you, but the key ones that may be mentioned are described below.
Macrominerals are those that are required in larger amounts (grams per day) and microminerals are required in smaller amounts (milligrams per day).