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Intellibond Manganese Shortage – Pricing Update

We hope everyone is having a good summer! It sure is nice to see all the green grass. As you may be aware for the past 4-5 years, we have exclusively used hydroxy trace minerals in all minerals we manufacture. You may better know these as Intellibond Copper, Intellibond Zinc and Intellibond Manganese. We received word Monday there is a severe shortage of Intellibond Manganese due to significant demand over the past year. Micronutrients, the manufacturers of Intellibond, are working on facilities to keep up with the increased demand. Because of this we have to suspend using Intellibond Manganese because lack of supply. Effective immediately, all stock minerals will contain Availa Manganese (chelated manganese). Because this is chelated and is more absorbed in the animal, we have lowered the level of manganese in stock minerals to help lessen the price increase. Our minerals will still meet nutrient requirements of cows at this lower level. Unfortunately, you will still notice an increase in stock mineral prices. This is a worldwide problem that looks to continue for at least the next 6 months. If you have further questions please feel free to contact us.