Ranch-Way Feeds





Ranch-O-Lyx Spring Hi Mag Tub w/Availa is designed for cattle maintained on lush, green, spring grass or small-grain (wheat, barley, rye or  oat) pastures.  This tub provides elevated Calcium and Magnesium (4% Mg), plus no added Potassium to help prevent the incidence of grass tetany.  Cattle should receive this tub free-choice at least 2 - 4 weeks prior to being placed on lush green pastures.

This tub is formulated to deliver all of the supplemental nutrition a cow needs is in one “package,” therefore no additional mineral supplementation is required (see feeding instructions below).  As a rule of thumb, for every 1 lb of Ranch-O-Lyx  Spring Hi Mag Tub w/Availa offered, ~3 oz of Ranch-Way’s Ranch-O-Min vitamins and minerals is provided. 

Features and Benefits:

  • Elevated copper and zinc levels to address chronic copper and zinc deficiencies in the forage, common in the High Plains and Rocky Mountain region.
  • Modest selenium levels to compensate for the elevated forage selenium that may prevail on some ranches.
  • Zinpro’s Availa® brand of organic (“chelated”) sources of Cu and Zn bound to an amino acid complex to protect against mineral antagonism, improve mineral absorption, and support immune and reproductive function.
  • Cobalt is added to support healthy rumen microbial function and B12 production.
  • Elevated iodine + chelated zinc to support hoof health.
  • Aggressive Vitamin A fortification to offset the deficiency of Vitamin A typical of dormant and droughts-stressed forages.
  • Provides elevated Calcium and Magnesium (4% Mg) and no added Potassium to help prevent the incidence of grass tetany. 


Target intake is consistent and reliable when fed in accordance with these feeding directions:

Feed continuously as a protein supplement at the rate of one container for every 15 to 20 head, with a minimum of two containers in each lot or pasture to ensure proper accessibility.  Cattle typically consume from 0.5 to 1.5 lbs per head per day.  Make sure animals are not starved for salt or minerals prior to introducing tubs.  It is critical that animals have adequate pasture or forage available to meet their energy needs (most livestock require ~1.5% of their BW per day in dry-matter intake for maintenance).  If pasture and/or roughage supply is inadequate to meet the energy demands for growth, gestation, lactation, or to maintain proper body condition, then supplemental grain or roughage should be provided.  Provide free-choice access to plain white salt prior to and during feeding tubs.  Always provide clean, fresh water. 

A two-week adaptation period may be required to establish a base consumption. If  consumption is low, increase the number of tubs per pasture and place containers near loafing areas and water source.  Consumption can be regulated by increasing or decreasing the number of containers available to livestock.  If consumption is high, decrease the number of tubs per pasture and spread containers out over a wider area.  Consumption will depend on the size and age of animals fed, and will vary with the type and quality of forage available; if livestock have access to an adequate supply of forage they are not likely to over consume this product.  Livestock maintained in a dry-lot or paddock scenario and/or that have limited access to forage will over-consume this product out of boredom or hunger; tubs are typically not the correct protein supplementation in these scenarios.  Target intake is consistent and reliable when fed in accordance with these feeding directions.


For Beef Cattle Only.
Consumption of this product by sheep and goats may result in copper toxicity. All multi-species feeds leave nutritional gaps due to differences in nutritional requirements of each species. When feeding this, or any other multi-species feed, it is recommended that a species-specific mineral supplement be fed.

Store product in a clean environment free of moisture, rodents, insects, and other pests.  Do not feed moldy or repugnant feed.  This product has been formulated specifically for cattle and is not intended for other species.



  • Crude Protein, min14.0 %
  • Crude Fat, min3.0 %
  • Crude Fiber, max2.5 %
  • Calcium, min4.0 %
  • Calcium, max4.5 %
  • Phosphorus, min0.1 %
  • Salt, min0.0 %
  • Salt, max0.5 %
  • Potassium, min1.0 %
  • Magnesium, min4.0 %
  • Zinc, min1,500 ppm
  • Chelated Zinc, min375 ppm
  • Manganese, min1,000 ppm
  • Copper, min500 ppm
  • Chelated Copper, min125 ppm
  • Selenium, min4.4 ppm
  • Cobalt, min7.2 ppm
  • Iodine, min50 ppm
  • Vitamin A, min100,000 IU/lb
  • Vitmain B12, min10,000 mcg/lb
  • Vitamin D, min100 IU/lb

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