Trace minerals in cattle
Maternal transfer, fluctuations and production cycle changes
Keywords:cattle, trace minerals, reproduction
Reproductive performance is 1 of the key economic drivers in both beef and dairy production. The roles of various trace minerals in cattle reproduction have been well documented. Identifying key risk periods of imbalance of these trace minerals, due to normal physiological events like maternal transfer or environmental exposure to antagonistic minerals, may enable practitioners to formulate supplemental strategies to minimize the risk and improve or maintain herd reproductive performance.