Now Offering Diatomaceous Earth

Red Lake Earth: Diatomaceous EarthWe are excited about offering Diatomaceous Earth for the first time at MAR-VO MINERAL CO.! I have had customers tell me for years we should be offering it, but until we purchased our first sheep for the family farm, I had not taken any action on it. We decided to feed our sheep for the most efficient nutrient supplementation possible and started looking in to more “natural” methods like Diatomaceous Earth and Sea Kelp.

Sea Kelp has great levels of nutrients per unit that are difficult to achieve any other way, especially for iodine. Our Sea Kelp comes from North American Kelp and is harvested from the Atlantic. We add it to our Lucky Ewe Sheep Mineral.

Diatomaceous Earth has a potentially wide range of health benefits for mammals and at least as much potentially lethal impacts on insects. When you can accomplish both in one product, you have a great buy! Our D.E. is from the Red Lake Earth brand, which is naturally enhanced with Calcium Bentonite. Diatomaceous Earth is known as an effective insecticide and wormer when ingested and as a fly control both through ingestion and spreading over bedding.

We are offering the Diatomaceous Earth as an ingredient both by the 40 lbs. bag and mixed in with our Lucky Ewe Mineral. Our product, Lucky Ewe offers an efficient way to control the consumption rate of both the Sea Kelp and D.E., as well as very aggressive but safe levels of selenium and iodine. All with no added copper. PURCHASE YOURS TODAY!

Lucky Ewe: An Innovative Approach

fencelambAt Mar-Vo Mineral Company, we came up with an innovation that just seemed like common sense to us. Here is our approach: “If you don’t need something in your mineral, why have it added and why should you pay for it?” Our mixes are relatively simple and very cost effective. For example, we have found that a lot of the added Phosphorous is completely unnecessary in most diets. This is due to its high levels in most soils and the vegetation grown from this soil. None of our standard replacement heifer growing rations have any Phosphorous nor do our standard sheep mixes. Our major emphasis is on Selenium and we feel it is one of our most important contributions to your mineral program. All that to say, we can still make custom mixes for your specific circumstances. Just ask!

Our sheep mineral mixes are formulated with one main goal: To help make you money with your sheep! Our base mix is a salt trace mineral with no added calcium or vitamins. This is usually adequate for sheep that are not inside buildings and are eating fresh forages. We take the base mix and add calcium for sheep diets that contain a high level of corn. We can also take either our base mix or the base mix + calcium and add vitamins A, D, and E. This adds to the cost, but could be necessary for sheep that are crowded, stressed, fed stored forages, or kept inside.

Have questions? Contact us for information on custom mixes, pricing for bulk mineral, and packaging options for higher quantities of mineral. Our Lucky Ewe in the 20 lbs bucket is designed for smaller operations, but we are fully equipped to handle larger orders as well.