JUNCTION CITY, Kan. — Kansas Cattlemen’s Association (KCA), in partnership with Multimin USA, hosted a regional cattlemen’s meeting at Marysville Livestock in Marysville, Kansas on the evening of May 25th to discuss industry topics. The technical director for Multimin USA, Dr. Kevin Cain, discussed the benefits of trace mineral injections and their effects on breeding and calving. KCA Executive Director provided a presentation on issues facing the cattle industry.
Dr. Kevin Cain provided information on how trace minerals such as Zinc, Copper, Selenium and Manganese are important for optimal immune function and reproduction in cattle. He discussed how trace mineral management is critical to profitability, and that Multimin90 can help to balance the levels of trace minerals for proper immune function, cellular energy and protein production, essential structural components of the body, and hormone production.
Cain explained that when injected at the time needed by the animal, Multimin90 minerals are absorbed into and transported via the bloodstream, so any antagonists are bypassed. The results are higher pregnancy rates, higher predictability with calving times, improved heifer performance, elevated immunity, and higher condition scores.
Finally, Cain explained the ease of use of Multimin90 at all levels of the operation: calf, heifer, cow, and bulls. Multimin90 is veterinarian script, and the vets should have detailed specifications and dosing information. Producers may also visit www.multiminusa.com for detailed information on label and dosage information.
The meeting included an overview of KCA and policy positions with the CEO of KCA, Tyler Dupy. He touched on how KCA’s focus within the Beef industry is geared toward the interests of independent cattle production. Dupy spoke at length on the Beef Checkoff and urged attendees to sign the Beef Checkoff Referendum Petition. “Signing the petition is in support of calling a vote on the checkoff, and not the actual vote. If you are 50 years or less of age, it is highly likely you have never had your chance to vote on the producer program,” stated Dupy.
Dupy went on to discuss cattle market reform topics that KCA supports including the 50/14 legislation and the Cattle Market Transparency Act of 2021. He also discussed Impossible Meat’s protein commercial advertisement assaults on real meat, saying that producers need to be prepared to defend agriculture’s benefits to the planet.
Attendees were served a USA-Beef supper courtesy of the sponsors of the meeting: Multimin USA, Key Feeds, LandMark Implement, Farmers Cooperative, Marysville Livestock, Home Oil Services, Citizens State Bank, Titan Trailer Manufacturing, Merck Animal Health, Linn Post & Pipe Supply, HydraBed by Triple C, Inc., Ag Partners COOP, Landoll Co. LLC., Midwest Crop Insurance, and Frontier Farm Credit.
— Kansas Cattlemen’s Association
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