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The Importance of Macro-Minerals: Phosphorus

By Dr. Gene P. Gengelbach, Ph.D., P.A.S. Phosphorus (P) is a macro-mineral that is necessary for proper growth and development.  However, in many areas of this country and around the world excess phosphorus in the surface water is looked on as a serious source of pollution.  Phosphorus is involved in the eutrophication of lakes and […]

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The Importance of Macro-Minerals: Magnesium

By Dr. Dan Schauff, Ph.D., P.A.S. Magnesium is an essential macro-mineral that is required for numerous functions in the body of all mammals including dairy and beef cattle. These functions include: Co-factor for more than 300 enzyme systems involved in carbohydrate, protein and lipid metabolism in the body; Nerve transmission and muscle contraction, and The […]

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The Importance of Macro-Minerals: Sulfur

By Dr. K.E. Lanka, Ph.D., P.A.S. Sulfur (S) is one of seven generally recognized macro minerals needed in the diets of dairy cattle and other animals.  Sulfur is a mineral that is found in the amino acids methionine, cysteine (cystine), homocysteine and taurine.  It is also in the B-vitamins, thiamin, and biotin.  It is an […]