Stress in beef cattle is defined as “a nonspecific response of the body to any demand from the environment.” (Frazer et al.,1975; Selye,1976)  Stress on cattle in a stocker operation comes from weaning, shipping, and processing. Stress on incoming cattle has affected nutrition, and that nutritional stress is impacting them physiologically.

Weaning, shipping, and processing stress causes:

  • decreased feed intake, causing . . .

decreased number of rumen microbes,  therefore . . .

volume loss from digestive tract, and dehydration.

  • decreased feed intake, meaning less energy, bringing on . . .

depressed immune systems, so you see . . .

sick calves and more retreats.


Texas Range Minerals’ Stocker Receiving Mineral:

  • jumpstarts feed and energy intake,
  • restores electrolyte and water balance at the cellular level,
  • stimulates cattle’s immune systems,
  • allows maximum effectiveness of your vaccination and health program,
  • so you see fewer retreats, increased weight gains, and an increased bottom line.

Texas Range Minerals’ Stocker Receiving is formulated to briskly restore conditions in the rumen to a healthy state. A stressed calf that has lost a large portion of its rumen function does not need a typical mineral package. Until its rumen returns to a healthy pre-stressed condition, it cannot efficiently function. Texas Range Minerals’ goal is to heal up the rumen by providing minerals in simplest ionic form, Vitamins A, D, and E, and a powerful concentrated yeast culture rich in energy metabolites.

Stocker Receiving Mineral Benefits

  •   Custom formulated for nutritional needs of stressed incoming calves
  •   Calves get on feed faster
  •   Boosts animals’ immune system – your health program works more efficiently
  •   Low cost per head per day
  •   Will not spoil in wet conditions; cattle consume wet mineral – no waste

Recommendations: When possible, at least 1 open low-profile mineral tub per 20 to 30 head of calves, scattered over the receiving pen. Rate of consumption will vary from 2 oz to 4 oz per head per day, depending on size and condition of cattle.

When possible, long-stem, non-legume roughage should be available at all times. After the first seven days, salt may be fed  free choice with this mineral.