The material cost of the 45 pounds of OSM-100 was $36. Increasing the Relative Feed Value to 348 and the TDN to 81% nearly doubled the value of the alfalfa crop.
We tell people that OSM-100 doesn’t cost…. IT PAYS !
Soil Report Before and After Comparison March-November
NOTES TO THE ATTACHED SOIL REPORTS:
EAST = 80 Acre, 3 year old planting of alfalfa, variety unknown.
WEST = 40 Acre field planted in oats. Not treated. May be used as a control plot.
Neither of the fields received any supplemental fertilizer. Only OSM-100 was used and it was applied at the recommended rates. The following shows the increase or decrease in soil nutrients. Irrigation was by pivot.
Soil Fertility changed by the following amounts:
Have you spent money on commercial “Mineralized” salt blocks? A four pound block will cost $4.50 to $6.00. That is up to $1.50 per pound. So what are you buying? Salt? Zinc Oxide? Calcium Periodate ? Manganous Oxide? Etc…
Per their product label, these blocks are 97% to 99% plain salt, sodium chloride. They contain on the high side, 3% of minerals. Wow….. Expensive salt!
We know what” salt” is, but what is all that other stuff? The following are direct quotes from Wikipedia which describe the different items added. Emphasis has been added. You may see a lot of strange words, but, after all, they are adding CHEMICALS, not MINERALS.
“Zinc oxide: is an inorganic compound with the formula ZnO. ZnO is a white powder that is insoluble in water, and it is widely used as an additive in numerous materials and products including rubbers, plastics, ceramics, glass, cement, lubricants,paints, ointments, adhesives, sealants, pigments, foods (source of Zn nutrient), batteries, ferrites, fire retardants, and first-aid tapes. Most zinc oxide is produced synthetically.”
Commercial “Mineralized” Salt Blocks vs. OSM Sea Mineral
“Cobalt(II) carbonate is the inorganic compound with the formula CoCO3. It is an inorganic pigment, and a precursor to catalysts. Commercially available pale violet basic cobalt carbonate, with the formula CoCO3(Co(OH)x(H2O)y (CAS 12069-68-0).The compound is harmful if swallowed, and irritating to eyes and skin.”
Look at the last phrase…. “The compound is harmful if swallowed, and irritating to eyes and skin.” Do you need to use that?
Now look at OSM Sea Mineral. Salt content averages 87 to 89% salt. That means that you get 11% to 13% minerals. Not 3%. You get a full spectrum of 100% soluble minerals. Not a blend of manufactured chemicals with unpronounceable names.
With OSM Sea Mineral you get a good, high quality, high mineral supplement at a far less cost.
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Alfalfa Relative Feed Value Amarillo 2013
NOTES TO THE ATTACHED ALFALFA “FEED ANALYSIS” REPORTS:
March, 2013, the field received a broadcast application of 25 pounds of OSM-100 per acre.
Mid-April, 2013, the field received a foliar spray application of 5 pounds of OSM-100 dissolved in 20 gallons of well water per acre.
10/22/13 Fourth Cutting:
The field received its 5th foliar application of OSM-100 shortly after the previous cutting.
The field had now received 45 pounds of OSM-100 per acre.
Total Digestible Nutrients tested at 81.2 %. Relative Feed Value tested at 348
8/29/13 Third Cutting:
After each cutting, as the new growth achieved 3” to 4” in length the field received another foliar spray application of 5 pounds of OSM-100 dissolved in 20 gallons of well water per acre.
By this cutting the field had received a total of 40 pounds of SM-100 per Acre.
Total Digestible Nutrients tested at 79.4%. Relative Feed Value tested at 277.
6/25/13 First Cutting:
At this point, the field had received 30 pounds of OSM-100.
Total Digestible Nutrients tested at 70.4%. Relative Feed Value tested at 186.
To be absorbed through the digestive system into an animal’s system, a mineral must be in SOLUBLE form. Elsewise it just passes through with the rest of the manure.
Ferrous Carbonate: Although not specifically listed in Wikipedia as Ferrous Carbonate, Wikipedia references Carbonate in this way… “Although most carbonate salts are insoluble in water …”.
“Manganese(II) oxide (systematically named manganese(2+) oxide(2−)) is an inorganic compound with chemical formula MnO. It forms green crystals. The compound is produced on a large scale as a component of fertilizers and food additives.
OK. That may do some good.
Copper(I) oxide is the inorganic compound with the formula Cu2O. It is a component of some antifouling paints. Copper oxide dissolves in concentrated ammonia solution to form the colourless complex [Cu(NH3)2]+, which is easily oxidized in air to the blue [Cu(NH3)4(H2O)2]2+. It dissolves in hydrochloric acid to give solutions of CuCl2−. Dilute sulfuric acid and nitric acid produce copper(II) sulfate and copper(II) nitrate, respectively.
Wikipedia mentions that Copper Oxide dissolves in acids, but what about water so that it can be assimilated? Copper oxide is good for paint.
Calcium iodate …. It is used as a dough conditioner. Calcium iodate is an oxidant, hence it is added to lotions and ointments as an antiseptic and deodorant.It can also be used as an iodine supplement in chicken feed.
May be good for chickens but using this as a deodorant may help you cows smell better.