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“Range Rocket” Takes Minerals To Livestock
“A customer with a large sheep operation was looking for an easy way to move lick tubs around the range as a way to manage grazing patterns,” says Trevor Greenfield, Rio/Nutrition. “We came up with the sled idea for him and at first called it the sheep sled. However, it worked so well, we knew other grazers would be interested so we named it the Range Rocket.”
  The heavy duty plastic sled is designed to be easy to move behind an ATV, pickup or even a horse. Runners built into the sled allow it to slide easily along the ground. The low profile makes it easy for animals to access, even horned cattle such as longhorns.
  “The Range Rocket is really popular in areas with light soil, such as the Sandhills of Nebraska,” says Greenfield. “If you set out mineral in a feeder or a tub, once cattle trample the area, you can get a blow-out that is hard to stop. The sled is easy to move to a new area.”
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Rio/Nutrition, 195 Hwy. 19 South, Vesta, Minn. 56292 (ph 507 762-3299-US; or ph 306 662-3559-Canada; toll free 888 714-5781; tlc@rionutrition.net; www.rionutrition.net).

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2015 - Volume #39, Issue #4