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April 27th Microburst
After morning storms from April the 27th, Cooperative employees got out to assist fellow employees and the community with clean up. Storms were reported to include winds up to 100 mph which blew down several trees and damaged area homes and businesses. The Cooperative main office and pellet plant lost electricity for the morning but were back up and operating later in the morning when power was reestablished in the area. Click here to view pictures from the April 27th cleanup
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Alltech Bioplex Minerals
Essential trace minerals originate in geologic formations and weather into soils, but there is reason animals eat plants instead of rocks or dirt. Nature provides a better way. Plants convert soil minerals into 'nutrient' forms animals can use. Alltech Bioplex® organic trace minerals provide trace mineral nutrition in a form as close to nature as possible. By presenting minerals in the same types of compounds found in grains and forages, Bioplex minerals are better able to meet the higher nutrient needs of modern livestock for rapid growth, maximum reproductive efficiency and animal health. Simply preventing deficiency symptoms was once the goal of mineral supplementation. Today we want to provide mineral levels and form to optimize health and meet the genetic potential for performance and reproduction of modern livestock, but the goals go beyond that.
Trace mineral status has an impact on food animal product quality and ultimately on the environment. Stressed or sick animals don't eat. When the immune system is challenged to fight infection, the needed copper, manganese, and zinc must come from tissue reserves. If reserves are low, disease defense is poor. Providing minerals in Bioplex form helps establish adequate tissue reserves to support disease defense and reproductive function in high-producing animals.
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