For the past 60 years, thousands of customers and millions of cattle have used Redmond Agriculture’s program and never looked back. Switching to Redmond is a small shift that makes a huge difference.
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Benefits of Switching to Redmond Conditioner
- Cost Savings
- Better energy accessibility
- Toxin binding
- More complete mineral profile
- Better ADF and NDF usage through enzymatic effect
Dairy Nutrition with Ken Ressler
Why choose Redmond?
Simple & Effective
Get back to what you love about raising cattle, without having to worry about their health.
What they are saying about us
“Our mineral program was $9,000 per month. We switched to the Redmond Mineral Program. It now costs me about $2,500 per month.”
-T.D. Dairy, Idaho
“With Redmond my herd’s somatic cell count has dropped and their reproductive efficiency has improved as the first service conception rates have increased.”
-Jay Yardley, Utah
“We have been using Redmond Salt and Condition for the past two years. We have found a noticeable difference in the health of our cattle. Our calves handle the weaning stresses much more readily without the sickness that used to plague us.”
-Butch & Loreen Grandy
“My cows prefer Redmond, and it costs less than the products I had been using. My components have also improved.”
-Quinn Jenson, Montpelier Idaho
Frequently asked questions
This is one of the most mineral rich sea deposits in the world. There are over 60 naturally occurring elements in these products in the perfect balance and proportion, so this is not just refined sodium chloride.
This is volcanic ash that fell into the sea water taking on those same properties. There are also over 60 naturally occurring elements in this, like the salt, but there is very little sodium and chloride. There are higher levels of all the other elements because of this.
Conditioner does not replace the salt because there is very little salt in the Conditioner. These two products are very complimentary to each other. Conditioner is volcanic ash. Having undergone the natural heat treatment, the minerals are very available. For example, Conditioner has 5% calcium whereas our salt has 0.05% calcium. Perhaps even of more import than the minerals is the fact that Conditioner binds toxins very well, cleaning up the digestive system so nutrients in the feed can be absorbed. In addition, it buffers the rumen and helps to utilize more of the free nitrogen that is prevalent in lush growing grass and other high protein situations. This is a 4 in 1 type of product that brings great results for an inexpensive price.
When given a choice, animals choose Redmond over any other salt or mineral program. Normally intake on any other mineral product is reduced significantly, especially if Redmond Conditioner is fed with the Redmond Salt. Depending on the soils and feed quality in the area, they may need a little extra of certain minerals. Leaving access to some kind of heavier mineral mix will show whether they need it or not. You can also use our products with added minerals like Selenium 90.
Yes. They will likely eat a lot less of the other minerals, however.
According to the National Research Council (NRC), iron requirements for cattle are suggested to be around 50 mg/kg of feed. For average feed consumption for beef cows this equates to a minimum requirement of 1000 mg of iron/day. For dairy cows it’s around 1500 mg/day.
Feeds like grass, alfalfa, and corn silage are providing between 2500 mg to 11,000 mg/day of iron, far exceeding the book values of cow requirements.
Redmond Salt is providing 14 mg for every ounce consumed so around 28 to 85 mg/day or iron which is between ½% and 3% of the daily requirement depending on how much they consume.
Redmond Conditioner is providing 110 mg for every ounce consumed so around 220 to 665 mg/day or iron which is between 6% and 8% of the daily requirement.
Clearly, cattle are consuming way more iron than they require according to the book and have been for centuries. Nature has a way of dealing with these kinds of things. Iron in feedstuffs and minerals is in the ferric form (fe+3) and is poorly absorbed in the intestinal tract. Enterocytes regulate iron absorption efficiency and any more than 2 percent entering the system is excreted (Beard and Dawson, 1997).
Iron has a relationship with zinc, copper, and manganese and they all compete for absorption sites. Adding extra of these elements helps in keeping the balance.
We wish we could say yes, but animals, feeds, and location are all different. There are so many variables to health and production. Certainly the majority of the time good things happen when animals are introduced to Redmond products, which is why you hear good things.
Redmond Mineral’s Conditioner reduces Rumen ammonia inefficiency.
Research was done by. T.K. Miller Webster and W.H. Hoover Rumen Fermentation Profiling Laboratory West Virginia University
Rumen ammonia transfers through the ruminal wall into the blood stream (Blood Urea nitrogen, BUN) and the body wants to get rid of by dumping it out through the urine and milk. This is inefficient use and waste of expensive dietary rumen soluble protein. The Redmond Conditioner captures the ammonia and keeps it in the digestive system. This allows it’s use in the lower GI.
Keeping the ammonia/soluble proteins in the digestive system improves feed efficiencies through several modes of action/pathways.
When a lactating herd goes onto the Redmond Conditioner, you will see the manure consistency come together within a few days to 2 weeks. The fiber in the manure will be more completely digested allowing the cow to capture bonus energy.
A month or 2 later, the whole herd manure consistency may become loose. At this point, reduce the soluble protein in the diet. You could reduce soybean meal or another soluble protein by ¼ -1/2 pound. The herd manure should firm back up. Another month later, you might see the same thing happen. Again, reduce the soluble protein. If you have urea in the diet, it is the most soluble of all protein sources.
Several nutritionists have shared this principle from what they have witnessed in their practice using Redmond Conditioner. One nutritionist runs his rumen degradable protein at 20% and bypass protein at 30%. His newly acquired customers usually run about 2 pounds less total protein per cow per day than with the previous nutritionist.